The Young One, with just a hint of tint... Sir Cliff Richard looking half  his age at 72

  • Spotted at  Barbados Airport looking as good as ever
  • Admits he  has hair coloured out of 'vanity'

  By Simon Cable

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For a man of 72 who’s survived 55 years in  showbusiness – albeit without a great deal of over-indulgence – Sir Cliff  Richard does a pretty good job of looking half his age.

And here he is doing it all over again as he  waits at Barbados Airport in jeans and a check shirt, cuffs fashionably folded  back just the once.

So perhaps the singer can be forgiven for the  odd inconsistency in the battle to hold back time.

 
Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff Richard
 

Checking in: Sit Cliff at Barbados airport looking  youthful, left, and last year with his auburn look, right

 

His hair was a great deal darker than it was  a few months ago – changing from auburn to its current shade of deep  brown.

The singer admits he has his hair coloured,  saying: ‘I said to my hairdresser, “Every time I lift my hair up I can see grey.  Will you colour it for me?” It doesn’t show up in photos, so it’s just for my  own vanity.’

He has put his youthful looks down to a  strict diet and exercise, as well as avoiding drink and drugs.

Sir Cliff might like to share some of his  beauty secrets with an ex TV co-star.

Olivia Newton-John, 62, who guested several  times on his show It’s Cliff Richard in the 1970s, looks to have resorted to  Botox to defy the years, leaving her face wrinkle-free but rather bloated as she  appears on tonight’s Jonathan Ross show to promote her first UK tour for  decades.

 
 
Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
 

Smoothie: Olivia Newton-John on ITV's The Jonathan Ross  show, left, and in 1985, right

 

 
Sir Cliff might like to share some of his beauty secrets with his ex TV co-star Olivia Newton-John

Sir Cliff might like to share some of his beauty secrets  with his ex TV co-star Olivia  Newton-John