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Hunniford to give insight into her life with new book

By Stephanie Bell

Veteran TV presenter Gloria Hunniford is set to reveal all in a new book about her life due out this autumn.

Simply called 'Gloria Hunniford', the autobiography will chart the fascinating life of the glamorous 77-year-old star who is still a regular on our TV screens.

Gloria has an incredible story in her own right. Starting her illustrious career as a child singer in Northern Ireland at the age of seven, she began broadcasting after making a record and moved to London in the Eighties where she became the first woman to have a daily radio programme, presenting on BBC Radio 2 continuously for 13 years.

In her book, Gloria will reflect on her younger years growing up in Northern Ireland, moving to Canada and then to England.

Working for the BBC in the early Eighties, her first marriage, divorce, her second husband Stephen and daughter Caron's death to breast cancer are all charted.

She also tackles the controversy of ageism within the TV industry and talks about what it is like to be an 'older' TV presenter.

There is humour too with fun anecdotes about the great and the good she's met along the way, including Gene Wilder and her good friend of over 30 years, Cliff Richard.

Already a bestselling author, Gloria has previously published two memoirs on her daughter Caron's tragic death from cancer - Next to You and Always with You.

Now regularly appearing on the Loose Women panel and in the hugely successful Rip off Britain, Gloria's heartfelt autobiography will give a true insight into a much-loved star.

Gloria said: "I think of myself as having had nine lives - from my early childhood days in Ireland, to emigrating in my teens to Canada and progressing to the hallowed corridors of the BBC and beyond, as well as meeting some of the biggest Hollywood names. I'm thrilled to be telling my story in full for the very first time".

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