As one of Britain's best known TV and radio personalities,Gloria Hunnifordrequires little introduction. From chat show and current affairs host to presenter of religious and lifestyle programmes, Gloria is one of the few broadcasters who can genuinely claim to embrace the spectrum of popular culture.
Her elusive ability to communicate with people from all walks and backgrounds has earned her a rare iconic status in the hearts and minds of the British public, recently making her the subject ofPiers Morgan's Life StoriesforITV. But it was with her moving and unsentimental account of her daughter's battle with cancer — in the best-selling booksNext To YouandAlways With You— that she sealed her reputation as one of the nation's most respected writers and commentators. Her latest bookGlorious Grandparenting: Having the Time of Your Life with Your Grandchildrenis a wonderful celebration of what it is to be a grandparent today.
A prolific and talented broadcaster, Gloria Hunniford has long championed the role of the solo female presenter. In 1982 she became the first woman to have her own daily radio show onBBC Radio 2— which she presented continuously for 13 years — and she was one of the first female broadcasters to host her own chat show with the highly successful,Sunday, Sunday. Gloria has most recently presented the consumer programmesRip-Off Food,Doorstep Crime 999as well as the hugely popularRip-Off BritainandRip-Off Britain: HolidaysforBBC1. She is a regular news reviewer forITV1‘sThis Morning, reporter forThe One Showand one of the presenters ofCash in the Attic/Cash in the Celebrity AtticforBBC1/BBC2.
Gloria has also previously presentedAngelsforSky Real Lives, co-hosted3@ThreeforITV1,Castle in the CountryforBBC2and has been a regular guest onThe Alan Titchmarsh ShowforITV1andChannel 4‘sCountdown. Gloria Hunniford has won many prestigious awards during her 30-year career includingTV Personality of the Year,Radio Personality of the YearandBest Dressed Female. She is patron of a number of charities and dedicates much time to the causes she supports. Gloria was President of the Television and Radio Industries Club 1999-2000 and received theLifetime Achievement Awardin 2001.
Gloria Hunniford has fronted numerous successful promotional campaigns and is in huge demand for corporate work. Most recently, she has been working with Flora pro.activ. Gloria had raised cholesterol and has successfully lowered it using Flora pro.activ from 6.35 to 5.22. Gloria is also a popular and enchanting guest of daytime shows, having made countless appearances across the channels.
In 2017 Gloria was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Cancer charities through Breast Screening Services and Cancer Support.