Our 101 Ambassadors
As one of Britain's best known TV and radio personalities, Gloria Hunniford requires little introduction. From chat show and current affairs host to presenter of lifestyle and consumer programmes, Gloria is one of the few broadcasters who can genuinely claim to embrace the spectrum of popular culture. Her elusive ability to communicate with people from all walks and backgrounds has earned her a rare iconic status in the hearts and minds of the British public, recently making her the subject of Piers Morgan's Life Stories for ITV. But it was with her moving and unsentimental account of her daughter's battle with cancer — in the best-selling books Next To You and Always With You — that she sealed her reputation as one of the nation's most respected writers and commentators. Her third book Glorious Grandparenting: Having the Time of Your Life with Your Grandchildren is a wonderful celebration of what it is to be a grandparent today.
A prolific and talented broadcaster, Gloria has long championed the role of the solo female presenter. In 1982 she became the first woman to have her own daily radio show on BBC Radio 2, which she presented continuously for 13 years — and she was one of the first female broadcasters to host her own chat show with the highly successful, Sunday, Sunday. Amongst Gloria's most recent presenting credits are the consumer affairs series Rip-Off Britain (including spin-off shows Rip-Off Britain: Food and Rip-Off Britain: Holidays) as well as Food: Truth Or Scare for BBC1. She has also presented Doorstep Crime 999 and holiday home swap series Home Away From Home for BBC1. Gloria has been a regular news reviewer for ITV's This Morning, reporter for The One Show and is a regular panellist on Loose Women for ITV. In January 2017 Gloria was nominated for a Broadcast Award in the Best Daytime Programme category for her Loose Women Special: Sir Cliff Richard, Out of the Shadows. In June 2017 she celebrated 70 years of showbusiness in a special ‘This Is Your Life’ edition of Loose Women, hosted by Eamonn Holmes.
Gloria has fronted numerous successful promotional campaigns and is in great demand for corporate work. She is also a popular and enchanting guest of daytime shows, having made countless appearances across the channels.
Gloria's long-awaited autobiography ‘My Life’ is published by John Blake Books, October 2017.
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Dr Dawn Harper
Dr. Dawn works as a NHS doctor in Gloucestershire, she has been working as a media doctor for over twelve years and her ability to simplify complex medical issues has made her an extremely sought after medical commentator and expert.
Dawn is best known as one of the presenters on Channel 4’s hit series ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and ‘Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic’. ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ ran for seven hugely successful series and spin offs included ‘Embarrassing Fat Bodies’ and ‘Embarrassing Teen Bodies’. Her last series called 'Born Naughty?' was shown on Channel 4 and saw Dawn help children with serious behavioural problems. Dawn is also a regular contributor to BBC1’s ‘Inside Out’ where she has covered a diverse range of subjects from challenges facing the medical profession to IVF.
Her new series, Julia Bradbury's Australia, saw Julia travel from the west to east coast, talking to surfers, crocodile wranglers and conservationists, combining her passions for travel and the environment.
Other TV credits include: Britain’s Best Walks, Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100, 10k Holiday Home, Fightback Britain, Keeping Britain Safe 24/7, Countryfile, British Eurosport, Speedway Grand Prix, Stars in Fast Cars, Watchdog and many many more.
Julia fronted Planet Earth Live with Richard Hammond; BBC1’s incredibly ambitious natural history programme offering a uniquely simultaneous look at some of the most charismatic animals around the world.
In 2010, Julia supported the Children in Need charity appeal when she participated, again alongside Matt, in a unique globetrotting experience, Around the World in 80 Days. The six-part series saw six celebrity pairings embark on a mammoth quest to travel around the world in relay race fashion – Julia and Matt undertook the Asian leg, travelling through Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. Her efforts for Children in Need raised over £15,000, as, aside from her cross-continental exploits, an ardent fan donated £10,000 to join her on a TV walk.
Outside her television life and following her dedication to environmental causes, she is an ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy, The National Trust and The Scouts as well as Bowel Cancer UK and Prostate Cancer. Julia is also proud to be the first female President of The Camping and Caravanning Club. Julia also co-founded The Outdoor Guide, a free, online resource of aggregated information about all things outdoors.
Credited with revamping Sunday night primetime television on BBC One's Countryfile, and dubbed “Lady of the Lakes” following her many walking series, Julia Bradbury is one of the small screen’s most popular and versatile presenters.
Outside her television life and following her dedication to environmental causes, she is an ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy, The National Trust and The Scouts as well as Bowel Cancer UK and Prostate Cancer. Julia is also proud to be the first female President of The Camping and Caravanning Club. Following her involvement with the BBC programme Famous, Rich and Homeless, she has now become a staunch supporter of the Big Issue and the plight of homelessness.