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Gloria Hunniford, Radio and TV personality. Lost her daughter Caron Keating to cancer in 2004.

As a television presenter and celebrity, Gloria has appeared on numerous programmes including Gloria Live, Wogan, Holiday, Songs of Praise, That’s Showbusiness, Kilroy and Sunday, Sunday, and Open House with Gloria Hunniford. She has won many prestigious awards including TV Personality of the Year and Best Dressed Female, and has made a highly successful health and exercise video called Fit for Life. In 2005 she appeared on the BBC’s pro-celebrity ballroom dancing show, Strictly Come Dancing, dancing with Darren Bennett.

Gloria was also in a music video for cover version of "She Drives Me Crazy" by the Muppets in the UK only.

Hunniford was one of the presenters of Heaven & Earth, the religion and ethics show on BBC One until it ended its 9-year run in September 2007.

Gloria is currently filming Cash in the Attic for BBC1 and Castle in the Country with John Craven for BBC2.

She also has a weekly debating slot on The Alan Titchmarsh Show and has been a regular since the start of the show in 2007.

Gloria married BBC current affairs producer Don Keating in 1970 and had three children, but separated in 1985 and divorced in 1992. He died of heart disease in 1997, aged 61

She moved to Sevenoaks, Kent where she still lives, and where her daughter Caron died. This led to her setting up a cancer charity in her daughter’s name. Gloria married celebrity hairdresser Stephen Way in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in September 1998, and has a holiday home in Fowey, Cornwall.


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