Gaby Roslin (born 12 July 1964) is an English television presenter and actress, who rose to fame co-presenting The Big Breakfast on Channel 4 between 1992 and 1996. Roslin also presented the Children in Need charity telethons on the BBC between 1995 and 2004.
12 July 1964
|Occupation||Broadcaster and presenter|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Television||The Big Breakfast|
Children in Need
The National Lottery Draws
Sport Relief's Top Dog
The Saturday Show
Shop Smart: Save Money
|Spouse(s)||Colin Peel (m. 1995–2004; divorced)|
David Osman (m. 2013)
Roslin first presented Hippo on the Superchannel and then Motormouth on ITV from 1989 until 1992. At the end of that show, she was approached by Planet 24 to present their new early-morning programme The Big Breakfast alongside Chris Evans on Channel 4. Evans left the show in 1994 and Roslin continued with his replacement, Mark Little, until 1996. In her last year on the show, she also fronted the National Egg Awareness Campaign. Following her departure, she hosted The Gaby Roslin Show for Channel 4.
Roslin presented Children in Need from 1995 until 2004. Other BBC presenting roles included The Real Holiday Show , Watchdog Healthcheck, Whatever You Want and A Question of TV. She was one of several presenters for the BBC's 2000 Today, a 28-hour-long programme to see in the year 2000. She was the only presenter to stay on air for the duration. In 2002, Roslin briefly returned to breakfast television as a roving reporter for Breakfast.
In 2003, Roslin switched networks to Five (now Channel 5) where she co-hosted The Terry and Gaby Show with Terry Wogan. The magazine format could not compete with ITV's similar, long-established This Morning and the show ended after 200 episodes on 26 March 2004.
In 2004, Roslin teamed up with Terry Wogan to co-host the first edition of Eurovision – Making Your Mind Up, the revamped successor to A Song for Europe, the UK's long-running pre-selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2005, she was replaced by Natasha Kaplinsky.
She co-presented the daytime programme Solution Street with Ben Shephard. In February 2006, she took part in the BBC celebrity duet show Just the Two of Us, where she partnered ABC frontman Martin Fry.
In October 2015, it was announced that Roslin would co-present The Saturday Show, a daytime programme she hosts alongside Matt Barbet for Channel 5. Barbet was replaced by Matt Allwright in July 2016. In 2018, she co-presented Shop Smart: Save Money with Fiona Phillips, a series for Channel 5.
Roslin sat in for Alan Carr on BBC Radio 2 on 15 and 22 August 2009 with Patrick Kielty and joined Carr to present a Christmas edition of his show on 24 December 2009. She was also a regular stand-in for BBC London 94.9, covering on occasions for Vanessa Feltz and JoAnne Good. On 11 January 2010, Roslin permanently replaced Good as co-host (with Paul Ross) of the BBC London 94.9 breakfast show and remained until January 2013. She was given her own weekly Saturday show, live from noon until 2:00 pm, in January 2013. A year later, she was moved to an extended Sunday afternoon show.
Roslin currently presents Gaby's Talking Pictures, a panel show for BBC Radio 4, also featuring team captains Ellie Taylor and John Thomson.[needs update] The series began in June 2018 for six programmes.
Roslin married musician Colin Peel in 1995; they divorced in 2004. They have a daughter, Libbi-Jack, who was born in 2001. In December 2006, Roslin had another daughter, Amelie, from her relationship with publisher boyfriend David Osman. The couple became engaged in March 2012 and married in a humanist ceremony on 22 June 2013.
Roslin is a patron of children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent and a patron of the breast cancer charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer's £1,000 challenge. She is a patron of the charity HAWC (Help Adolescents With Cancer). Roslin became an ambassador for the children's charity WellChild after hosting their awards night in 2014.
|1992–1996||The Big Breakfast||Presenter|
|1996||The Gaby Roslin Show||Presenter||10 episodes|
|1995–2004||Children in Need||Co-presenter|
|2000||Whatever You Want||Presenter|
|2000 Today||Co-presenter||UK only|
|2003–2004||The Terry and Gaby Show||Co-presenter|
|2004||Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up||Presenter|
|2006||Just the Two of Us||Contestant|
|2014–2016||The National Lottery Draws||Presenter|
|2014||Sport Relief's Top Dog||Presenter||1 series|
|Food Inspectors||Presenter||Series 3 only|
|The BBC Children in Need Sewing Bee||Contestant|
|2015||Get Your Act Together||Contestant|
|2015–2016||Lorraine||Deputy presenter||80 episodes|
|The Saturday Show||Co-presenter||46 episodes|
|2018—||Shop Smart: Save Money||Co-presenter||1 series|
- "Variety Club". colour supplement "350 years". The Jewish Chronicle. 15 December 2006. pp. 28–29.
- "Gaby Roslin to guest present ITV's Lorraine". Digital Spy.
- Harry Fletcher (14 October 2015). "Gaby Roslin and Matt Barbet will host Channel 5's The Saturday Show". Digital Spy.
- "BBC London 94.9 – Gaby Roslin". BBC.
- "Gaby Roslin to host Radio 4 film panel show". British Comedy Guide. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
- "Gaby Roslin is five months pregnant". Digital Spy.
- Georgina Littlejohn (12 March 2012). "Gaby Roslin gets engaged to publisher boyfriend David Osman". Daily Mail.
- "Gaby Roslin: I've been bleating on about sugar and salt for years". Telegraph.co.uk. 18 May 2014.
- "Get Your Act Together". "ITV Press Centre".