Jennifer Aniston is now the same age Victor Meldrew was in One Foot in the Grave’s first episode and we don’t believe it

Jennifer is exactly the same age as Richard Wilson in the first ep (Picture: Rex/BBC Picture Archive)

Believe it or not, Hollywood star and all round babe has more in common with grumpy One Foot in the Grave character Victor Meldrew (Richard Wilson) than you may think.

The actor hit the age of 19,537 days old (just over 53 to you or me) on Tuesday, which is exactly the same age as the Scottish performer was during his debut performance as the bitter and complaining middle-aged man.

Over the course of six seasons, Victor struggles to contain his annoyance for day-to-day life, from cars to next-door neighbours, as he tries to find purpose after being forced into early retirement from his job as a security guard.

It’s fair to say the similarities end there, but Twitter account Meldrew Point, which celebrates when celebrities reach the Merlin actor’s age in episode one in 1990, marked the occasion.

Sharing a picture of The Morning Show star glowing on the red carpet, the account wrote: ‘Happy Meldrew Point Day, Jennifer Aniston – she’s reached 19,537 days old, matching Richard Wilson’s age when episode 1 of One Foot In The Grave was aired on Jan 4, 1990. I don’t believe it!’

Fans were quick to share their disbelief over the, er, milestone with one saying: ‘Hard to believe they’re the same species let alone the same age at that point !!’

Another joked: ‘Would be hilarious to see Aniston play the role in exactly the same way as Richard Wilson, same supporting cast, same storyline and everything!’

‘Reboot incoming!’ a third penned.

One Foot In The Grave ran for a decade before it ended in 2000, with grouchy Victor being Ki**ed off in a hit-and-run accident. 

Jennifer surprisingly does have something in common with One Foot in the Grave (Picture: Getty Images)
Victor was famous for being grumpy (Picture: BBC Pictures Archive)

Meanwhile, Jennifer has been busy working on several acting projects including the sequel to hit Netflix movie Murder Mystery, which also stars Adam Sandler.

While the LA-based starlet has enjoyed a huge career since the final episode of Friends in 2004, she is still close friends with her co-stars.

Last week, in a touching tribute, she posted a series of photographs on her to .

‘Happy birthday @lisakudrow,’ she wrote, followed by ‘I love you,’ over a Gif of the two cheering as their Friends characters Rachel Green and Phoebe Buffay.


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