Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford, OBE (born 10 April 1940), is a Northern Irish television and radio presenter and singer on programmes on the BBC and ITV, such as Rip Off Britain with Julia Somerville and Angela Rippon, and her regular appearances as a panellist on Loose Women. She has been a regular reporter on This Morning and The One Show.
Hunniford in 2011
Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford
10 April 1940
|Occupation||Television and radio presenter, singer|
|Television||Open House with Gloria Hunniford|
Rip Off Britain
(m. 1970; div. 1992)
Stephen Way (m. 1998)
|Children||3, including Caron Keating|
Hunniford started as a BBC production assistant in Belfast, and a local radio broadcaster. In the 1970s and 1980s, she was the presenter of Good Evening Ulster and on the ITV Network Sunday Sunday and We Love TV. She has also appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank and on Call My Bluff.
Since 2009, Hunniford has co-presented Rip Off Britain, a consumer complaints programme on BBC One with Angela Rippon and, for the first two series, Jennie Bond, and then, for the third series, with Julia Somerville replacing Bond. Together, the trio of Hunniford, Rippon and Somerville also presented Charlie's Consumer Angels.
In 2012, Hunniford presented the BBC One documentary series Doorstep Crime 999.
From 8 September 2014, Hunniford became a presenter on ITV chat show Loose Women. She was previously a guest panellist in 2003. From September 2014 to July 2015, Hunniford appeared on the panel in 31 episodes of the programme - three of which she anchored. As of 6 April 2017, Hunniford has appeared 93 times, 4 of which she anchored and 2 where she was a guest panelist.
In 2014, Hunniford presented the first series of BBC One programme Home Away from Home. Gyles Brandreth presented the second series. She has also presented three series of Food: Truth or Scare with Chris Bavin from 2016.
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In 2003, Hunniford appeared in two episodes of Loose Women as a guest panellist.
In 2008, Hunniford was a regular panellist on Through the Keyhole and was a celebrity homeowner on an episode in 2018. On 27 September 2013, Hunniford appeared on an episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories. On 28 January 2014, Hunniford took part in an episode of Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? She appeared in an episode of Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule in 2017.
Hunniford had her own daily radio show on BBC Radio 2, starting off with the lunchtime show before moving to the early afternoon slot in 1985, where she remained for 10 years. Hunniford also hosted Sounding Brass, a music phone-in request programme with a live brass band, devised by radio producer Owen Spencer-Thomas.
Hunniford has made a health and exercise video called Fit for Life. Hunniford has also appeared on the UK music video of the muppets cover to "She Drives me Crazy". She also has written an Irish Cookery Book with her sister Lena entitled " Gloria Hunniford's Family Cookbook' .
On The Alan Titchmarsh Show on 6 May 2011, Hunniford revealed her support for David Cameron's Conservative-led coalition government, describing herself as "a bit of a David Cameron fan", although she criticised the government's decision to continue giving aid to Pakistan when it was making cuts in the UK.
|1970s–1980s||Good Evening Ulster||Presenter|
|1984–86||We Love TV||Presenter|
|1988, 1992–93||Eurovision Song Contest Previews||Presenter|
|1998–2003||Open House with Gloria Hunniford||Presenter|
|2003, 2014—||Loose Women||Guest panellist (2003)|
|Regular panellist (2014—)|
|2004–05, 2011||This Morning||Guest presenter||Newspaper reviewer|
|2005||Strictly Come Dancing||Contestant|
|2009||The One Show||Guest presenter||Regular contributor and reporter|
|2009—||Rip Off Britain||Presenter|
|2012||Doorstep Crime 999||Presenter|
|2013—||The Travelling Picture Show||Presenter||Broadcast in Northern Ireland|
|2014||Home Away From Home||Presenter|
|2016—||Food: Truth or Scare||Co-presenter||3 series; with Chris Bavin|
|2017||When Chat Shows Go Horribly Wrong||Narrator||1 episode|
|Britain's Home Truths||Presenter||1 episode|
|2018||Get Away for Winter||Narrator||1 series|
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- Lily Savage's Blankety Blank. 17 June 2001. ITV.
- 3@Three Presspack, ITV Press Centre, 26 July 2010 Archived 25 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "Angela Rippon Rip Off Britain" 14 November 2010, TV Choice Magazine
- "BBC One – Rip Off Britain". Bbc.co.uk. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- "Charlie's Consumer Angels". YouTube. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- Jack Klompus. "Judy Finnigan returning to TV as Loose Women panellist". Digital Spy.
- 8.00pm - 9.00pm (28 January 2014). "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Episode 1 | presscentre". Itv.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- BBC London Homepage URL accessed 13 June 2008.
- "The Caron Keating Foundation homepage". The Keating family. Retrieved 18 April 2008.
- "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B12. (“Miss Mary Winifred Gloria HUNNIFORD (Mrs. Way). For services to Cancer charities through Breast Screening Services and Cancer Support.”)
- "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories". The Guardian. London. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.