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 ‘Embarrasing Bodies: Live From The Clinic’. ‘Embarassing Bodies’ ran for seven hugely successful series and spin offs included ‘Embarrasing Fat Bodies’ and ‘Embarrasing 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.
Over the last two years Sheldon Press have published a series of ten ‘Dr Dawn’s Guide To ...’ books including heart health and weight and diabetes. Dawn has also written book called ‘Live Well to 101’ which was published by Headline in early 2018. Dawn also writes for a variety of publications including ‘Healthspan’, ‘Healthy Food Guide’, ‘NetDoctor’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ and is also a regular on Talk Radio reviewing the papers. In additon to this she is also a contributing editor for the publication Be Healthy magazine.
Dawn is an excellent public speaker and is often booked to give key note presentations at conferences on a range of medical topics. She also regularly fronts medical corporate videos and is involved with health related PR activities and campaigns involving radio days and press briefings.
Dawn qualified in 1987 at London University and when not working Dawn is a keen horsewoman and a keen supporter of children’s charities. For the last two years she has led a number of cycling challenges, the latest of which was a 100km ride around the Cotswolds for National Star.