31 Facts About Gloria Hunniford


Gloria Hunniford is known for presenting programmes on the BBC and ITV, such as Rip Off Britain, and her regular appearances as a panellist on Loose Women.


Gloria Hunniford has been a regular reporter on This Morning and The One Show.


Gloria Hunniford had a singing career between the 1960s and 1980s.


Gloria Hunniford was born in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, into a Protestant family; her father, a magician, was a member of the Orange Order.


Gloria Hunniford had an older sister, Lena and a younger brother, Charles.


Gloria Hunniford has appeared on many programmes over the years including Lily Savage's Blankety Blank and on Call My Bluff.


Gloria Hunniford appeared on Blankety Blank with Bradley Walsh in 2021.


Gloria Hunniford recorded two albums that were released in the 1970s.


In 1995 Gloria Hunniford became one of the many presenters on the long-running BBC chat show series Pebble Mill At One where she presented a special one off episode interviewing Doris Day.


Since 2009, Gloria 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.


In 2012, Gloria Hunniford presented the BBC One documentary series Doorstep Crime 999.


From 8 September 2014, Gloria Hunniford became a regular panellist on ITV chat show Loose Women.


Gloria Hunniford has guest anchored the show on 4 occasions between October 2014 and August 2016.


In 2014, Gloria Hunniford presented the first series of BBC One programme Home Away from Home.


Gloria Hunniford has presented three series of Food: Truth or Scare with Chris Bavin from 2016.


In January 2022, Gloria Hunniford appeared on the third series of The Masked Singer as "Snow Leopard".


In 2005, Gloria Hunniford appeared in the third series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, dancing with Darren Bennett and was eliminated from the competition on the third week.


In 2003, Gloria Hunniford appeared in two episodes of Loose Women as a guest panellist.


In 2008, Gloria Hunniford was a regular panellist on Through the Keyhole and was a celebrity homeowner on an episode in 2018.


On 27 September 2013, Gloria Hunniford appeared on an episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories.


Gloria Hunniford had her own daily radio show on BBC Radio 2, starting with the lunchtime show in January 1982 before moving to an afternoon slot between 2.00pm and 3.30pm in January 1984, where she remained for 11 years until April 1995, when she was replaced by Debbie Thrower.


Gloria Hunniford hosted Sounding Brass, a music phone-in request programme with a live brass band, devised by radio producer Owen Spencer-Thomas.


Gloria Hunniford has made a health and exercise video called Fit for Life.


Gloria Hunniford has appeared on the UK music video for The Muppets' cover version of the Fine Young Cannibals song "Gloria Hunniford Drives Me Crazy".


Gloria Hunniford has written an Irish recipe book with her sister Lena, Gloria Hunniford's Family Cookbook.


Gloria Hunniford is a Patron of Hope for Tomorrow, a UK charity providing Mobile Cancer Care Units.


Gloria Hunniford was married to Don Keating from 1970 to 1992.


Gloria Hunniford became an advocate of chakra meditations after meeting a swami backstage on Loose Women.


In 2022, Gloria Hunniford suffered a fall at home, breaking a bone under her eye.


Gloria Hunniford set up a cancer charity in her daughter's name, the Caron Keating Foundation.


Gloria Hunniford was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cancer charities.