Anne Diamond

Biography: Anne Diamond started her TV career as a reporter for ATV in the Midlands and then Central TV News [as ATV lost their franchise] and briefly appeared as a reporter/presenter on BBC Nationwide before becoming a household name as the co-host of TV-am's flagship show "Good Morning Britain".
Brought in as a replacement host after the show's original line-up of presenters failed to draw an audience, Anne's easy-going persona was one of key elements in the show's revival (along with the increasing prominence of arrogant rodent puppet Roland Rat), and her partnership with Nick Owen was one of British television's most memorable presenting double-acts.
When Anne became pregnant with her second child, she decided to take things easier and moved to replace David Frost with Anne Diamond on Sunday. David Frost had moved to America but when his show flopped he returned to TV-am and the shows were spilt between David and Anne, but things didn't work out and after taking TV-am to
Anne Diamond started her TV career as a reporter for ATV in the Midlands and then Central TV News [as ATV lost their franchise] and briefly appeared as a reporter/presenter on BBC Nationwide before becoming a household name as the co-host of TV-am's flagship show "Good Morning Britain".
Brought in as a replacement host after the show's original line-up of presenters failed to draw an audience, Anne's easy-going persona was one of key elements in the show's revival (along with the increasing prominence of arrogant rodent puppet Roland Rat), and her partnership with Nick Owen was one of British television's most memorable presenting double-acts.
When Anne became pregnant with her second child, she decided to take things easier and moved to replace David Frost with Anne Diamond on Sunday. David Frost had moved to America but when his show flopped he returned to TV-am and the shows were spilt between David and Anne, but things didn't work out and after taking TV-am to court for breach of contract Anne decided to go and sat on the famous sofa one last time and said goodbye.
Anne Diamond left Good Morning Britain in 1988, and for a while returned to her roots in news reporting, mainly for satellite channels.
Also on Anne's mind was the fact she was expecting again and gave birth to her 3rd son Sebastian.
Tragically he died and Anne spearheaded an information campaign to educate the nation's parents about cot-death. Following the sudden death of her own son in infancy, Diamond had looked into the phenomenon and discovered that a study had shown that having babies sleep on their backs dramatically reduced the risk of cot death. Her campaign brought this information out into the public awareness, and the result was that the incidence of cot-death plummeted, almost overnight. It was the Department of Healths most successful health campaign ever...thanks to Anne.

A few years later she was in the limelight once again, with two successful daytime series - TV Weekly for ITV and Good Morning... With Anne And Nick for BBC1. Good Morning ran for 4 years after which Anne returned to London to host 'The Anne Diamond Breakfast Show' on LBC radio.

She hit the headlines again when her marriage to Mike Hollingsworth fell apart and suffered a very public divorce. During this time Anne piled on the pounds and after not recognising herself in holiday photo's she launched a best selling exercise video. But the pounds crept on again so when she appeared in Celebrity big Brother the press had a field day, some describing her as; "sad, lonely and desperate". Anne fought back, she lost 4 stone and shared her success with others in 'A New You'.

Christmas 2003 Anne took to the stage for the first time in Snow white and the seven dwarfs at the Regent theatre in Stoke on Trent. As it was her first time Channel Four followed her progress in "The Panto Set", she won rave reviews and has already been signed up for Christmas 2004.

Anne, 50, mum of 4 boys, is nowadays better known for her newspaper columns in the Daily Mail. Her books have also been best-sellers and is currently writing her autobiography, 'Solitaire', due out in March to coincide with mother's day.
Anne stood in for a week presenting the breakfast show on BBC Radio Oxford and was rapidly signed up as regular presenter, where you can find her Monday-Friday 7.00am - 10.00am.
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tbd Celebrity Big Brother: Season 2 Nov 20, 2002 Herself (2002; Series 2) 2nd Evicted tbd