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Gloria Hunniford

Biography

Northern Irish tv and radio host for ITV as well as the BBC, operating as the co-host of Rip Off Britain and a reporter upon this Morning. She started her executing arts career being a vocalist. She set up a breast cancer tumor charity in the name of her little girl, Caron, who passed away of the condition at age forty-two. She wedded Don Keating in 1970, as well as the few became parents to three kids ahead of their 1992 divorce. She co-hosted the tv screen present, Rip Off Britain, with Angela Rippon.

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Date Of Birth April 10, 1940
Place Of Birth Portadown, Northern Ireland
Profession TV Show Host
Nationality British
Spouse Stephen Way, Don Keating
Children Caron Keating
Parents May Hunniford, Charles Hunniford
Siblings Lena Cinnamond
TV Shows Loose Women, Rip Off Britain, Open House with Gloria Hunniford, Children in Need, That's Showbusiness, Open Air, The Heaven and Earth Show, [email protected], Cash in the Celebrity Attic, Castle In The Country, Angels (2009), The Old Curiosity Shop (US), Pebble Mill
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#Fact
1In 1982 the first woman to host her own daily radio show on BBC Radio 2.
2Started out as a singer, then turned to broadcasting (firstly in Northern Ireland) in 1969.
3Named for legendary actress Gloria Swanson.
4Her daughter was the late TV presenter Caron Keating.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Small Creature2011Video shortNarrator (voice)
The Old Curiosity Shop1995TV MovieFlower Seller
The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow1988TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gloria's Greats2005TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Best Possible Taste: A Tribute to Kenny Everett1995TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women2003-2016TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself
Rip Off Britain2009-2016TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself
Food: Truth or Scare2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
Countdown: Championship of Champions2016TV SeriesHerself - Dictionary Corner
Countdown1998-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Dictionary Corner
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip2014TV SeriesHerself
The One Show2008-2014TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself / Herself - Reporter / ...
NewsTalk Live2014TV SeriesHerself
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2004-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Xmas Presenter / Herself - Guest Host / ...
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2004-2014TV SeriesHerself
Strictly Come Dancing2005-2013TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself - Audience Member
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2013TV SeriesHerself
Les Dawson: An Audience with That Never Was2013TV Special documentaryHerself
Rip Off Food2012TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
This Week2012TV SeriesHerself
Doorstep Crime 9992012TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
Breakfast2005-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - TV Presenter
Cash in the Celebrity Attic2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself - Host
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2005-2010TV Series documentaryHerself
GMTV2010TV SeriesHerself
[email protected]2010TV SeriesHerself - Host
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Cash in the Attic2010TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
Angela and Friends2009TV SeriesHerself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Kitchen2009TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2008-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Hell's Kitchen2009TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2006-2008TV SeriesHerself
Through the Keyhole2008TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
An Audience Without Jeremy Beadle2008TV MovieHerself
The Heaven and Earth Show2006-2007TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Legends2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Soapstar Superstar2007TV SeriesHerself
Gloria's Greats2005-2006TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Another Audience with Shirley Bassey2006TV SpecialHerself
Davina2006TV SeriesHerself
Wogan Now & Then2006TV SeriesHerself
Lord Lichfield: A Tribute2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Parkinson2005TV SeriesHerself
Kelly2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV2005TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Late Late Show2005TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Joe Pasquale2005TV MovieHerself
Celebrate the Sound of Music2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
The Variety Club Tribute to Esther Rantzen2004TV SpecialHerself
The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Introducer: Caron Keating Award
Tonight with Trevor McDonald2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHerself
Open House Celebrity Special: Lord Patrick Lichfield2004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2003TV SeriesHerself
Still Cliff2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Broadcaster
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHerself
Faking It2003TV SeriesHerself
Open House Celebrity Special: Sir Cliff Richard2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Open House1998-2002TV Series documentaryHerself - Host / Herself - Presenter
Open House: This Was Your Life2002Video documentary shortHerself - Host
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet2002TV SeriesHerself
Blankety Blank1982-2002TV SeriesHerself
Open House Extra2002TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Behind the Front Door: Open House Opens Up2001Video documentary shortGloria Hunniford
This Is Your Life1983-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
It's Only TV... But I Like It2000TV SeriesHerself
TV Nightmares1999TV SeriesHerself
So Graham Norton1999TV SeriesHerself
Wipeout1998TV SeriesHerself
Telly Addicts1998TV SeriesHerself
Joy to the World1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHerself
A Royal Gala1997TV SpecialHerself
An Audience with Alf Garnett1997TV MovieHerself - Audience Member
Jim Davidson Xposed1997VideoHerself
Noel's Christmas Presents1996TV MovieHerself - Special Guest
The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna1996TV SeriesHerself
Sunday1996TV SeriesHerself - Presenter (1996-1997)
Happy Birthday Shirley1996TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
In the Best Possible Taste: A Tribute to Kenny Everett1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Pebble Mill at One1994-1995TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself
Royal Variety Performance 19951995TV MovieHerself
An Audience with Bob Monkhouse1994TV Special documentaryHerself
Surprise Surprise!1993TV SeriesHerself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 19921992TV MovieHerself
Gloria1992TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Noel's House Party1992TV SeriesHimself
Wogan1991-1992TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself - Guest Presenter
That's Showbusiness1989-1991TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain / Herself - Panelist
Sunday, Sunday1982-1990TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
A Song for Europe1990TV MovieHerself - Judge
Open Air1989TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Aspel & Company1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest Presenter
See for Yourself1989TV MovieHerself
You Bet!1988TV SeriesHerself
Children in Need1983-1986TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host
Give Us a Clue1985TV SeriesHerself
Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly1985TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
All Star Secrets1985TV SeriesHerself
Punchlines!1983-1984TV SeriesHerself
We Love TV!1984TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Hot-Line1983TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
The Variety Club Awards for 19821983TV SpecialHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 19821982TV MovieHerself
The Val Doonican Music Show1982TV SeriesHerself
Songs of Praise1977-1979TV SeriesHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes of Comedy2001-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Way They Were1999TV Movie

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Special AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club Awards


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#Quote
1The only time I ever dried up was when I was speaking to Omar Sharif and his eyes were so amazing, like the pools in Doctor Zhivago (1965).
2The essence of a successful chat show is: a) be well briefed; b) you must be interested in people before you can interview them; c) listen. I have had a lot of difficult guests - Robert Mitchum was one - and if I hadn't done my research properly it would have been awful. There is no substitute for research. You have to know the background. You're only as good as your research team. The interviews I did on Sunday, Sunday (1982) with people such as Audrey Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart (James Stewart) were great because the researcher had done a proper interview in person beforehand and found anecdotes. Jimmy told my researcher a great one about how his father hated him being an actor and how he only found out that he had accepted it when he saw that his father had put his Oscar on show on top of his bacon slicer. He repeated it on TV with me. One or two seconds of silence seems like a lifetime. Your inclination is to leap in and fill the gap. In Mitchum's case I got brave and didn't and, once the silence was created, he came out of his shell. Then there was the occasion when Freddie Starr burst through the set - which was hysterical. When something like that happens, laugh, join in. As he moved his chair closer to me with each question, I moved mine closer too until I was practically sitting on his lap. In the end you look an idiot if you try to fight this sort of thing.


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