Fiona Phillips


Fiona Phillips was born in Canterbury, England, United Kingdom on January 1st, 1961 and is the Journalist. At the age of 63, Fiona Phillips biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 1, 1961
United Kingdom
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
63 years old
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Journalist, Television Presenter
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Birmingham City University
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Martin Frizell (m. 1997)
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Phillip (deceased)Amy (deceased)
Fiona Phillips Life

Fiona Phillips, born 1 January 1961, is an English journalist, broadcaster, and television presenter.

She is best known for her appearances on the ITV Breakfast program GMTV Today.

Early life

Phillips was born in Canterbury, Kent, and was the niece of Phillip Phillip (died February 2012) and Amy (died May 2006). The Duke's Head pub in St Paul's was owned by her grandparents. Phillips attended Kingsmead Primary School. The family then moved to Southampton, where Phillips completed her education at Millbrook Community School. Phillips spent a short time at Mr Kipling's Bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton, after graduating from school. gathered English at Birmingham Polytechnic, with a BA (Hons) in English; she also undertook a PGCert in journalism.


Fiona Phillips Career


Phillips started her career in independent radio working as a reporter for local stations County Sound in Surrey, Hereward Radio and Radio Mercury in Sussex.

Moving from radio to television several years later, she joined BBC South East's Weekend programme as co-presenter, before becoming a reporter with CNN News, later moving on to become the station's entertainment editor, producing, reporting and presenting CNN News' entertainment output.

Phillips has presented other programmes, including the celebrity lifestyle show OK! TV, Baby House and Room to Rent, Carlton's entertainment guide Good Stuff, LWT's Friday evening entertainment show Start the Weekend, ITV's Sunday Night and the Rich and Famous series. Phillips currently writes an opinion column in the Daily Mirror on Saturdays and works as an agony aunt in New! magazine

Phillips was a regular panellist on Loose Women in 2002, and was a guest anchor in 2004 and 2005. She returned to Loose Women as a guest anchor in March 2009 and again in March 2010.

In August 2010, she appeared as a panellist on the short-lived ITV chat show 3@Three.

She took part in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, with professional partner Brendan Cole. The pair were voted out on Week 4 following several weeks of low scores.

Phillips had also been in the documentary The Killer in Me on 8 November 2007, a show that saw four celebrities agree to take a groundbreaking test that revealed the secret killers lurking in their genes. Phillips joined former England footballer John Barnes, political commentator and presenter Andrew Neil, and Heart FM DJ Toby Anstis who all found out their risk of developing 11 major diseases, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Phillips is a regular reporter for the BBC One consumer affairs programme Watchdog. On 19 March 2015, Phillips presented The Truth About...Sugar and on 2 June 2016, she presented The Truth About...Healthy Eating. Both programmes aired on BBC One.

In 1993, Phillips joined GMTV as entertainment correspondent and was promoted to GMTV/Reuters Television's LA correspondent in December 1993. For over two years Phillips provided daily and weekly reports and covered a number of big news stories including the Michael Jackson alleged child molestation case, the LA earthquake, the first O.J. Simpson trial and the Oscars. She also interviewed some of the industry's biggest stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt and Mel Gibson among others.

From 1997 to 2008, she was the main anchor on GMTV, presenting GMTV Today every Monday to Wednesday. On 28 August 2008, Phillips announced that she was to leave her role as main anchor on GMTV for family reasons. She presented her final show on 18 December 2008.

Phillips returned to GMTV in 2010 in its last series, guest presenting on GMTV with Lorraine.

Since September 2010, she has regularly guest presented the ITV Breakfast programme Lorraine (successor of GMTV with Lorraine).

She voiced the character of Katie Current in the British release of Shark Tale.

Phillips hosted a show on Smooth Radio in the 2–5 pm slot every Sunday, starting from Easter Sunday, 23 March 2008, until 2009 when she left the station.

She also stood in for Simon Mayo on Radio 5 Live from 30 March to 3 April 2009.


Kate Garraway says farewell to her husband Derek Draper at funeral held in the same Primrose Hill church where they married nearly 20 years ago, February 2, 2024
Kate Garraway said a final farewell to her late husband Derek Draper at his funeral today, which took place at the same church where they married nearly two decades ago. Garraway and Draper married in Primrose Hill, an Anglican church in the exclusive London suburb of Beggart on September 10, 2005. Their marriage was carried out by Bishop Robert Atwell, the Right Reverend Robert Atwell, who died last September but was welcomed to the funeral today as a visitor. Fiona Phillips, Ben Shephard, and Richard Arnold were among those who attended the wedding 19 years ago and were also present today at the event. St Mary's, as it is locally known, is a place for surviving Victorian boys founded by two Hampstead businessmen in 1865, which held services in a nearby iron building that became so popular that the new brick church was built. The church was built in July 1872 and is best known for being where vicar Percy Dearmer and composer Ralph Vaughan Williams compiled 'The English Hymnal' in 1906.

At the funeral of her husband Derek Draper, Brave Kate's tears for her beloved Derek Draper. As Hollywood, television, and politics honors the charismatic figure of New Labour, she respects him, February 2, 2024
Kate Garraway, a tearful woman, said goodbye to her beloved husband Derek Draper at his funeral today with their 17-year-old daughter (together main picture) bravely carrying the coffin as her mother sadly watched on. After the New Labour lobbyist and psychotherapist died aged 56, families and friends gathered at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Primrose Hill this morning for a service of remembrance. Darcey, Kate's teen daughter, was one of the six pallbearers (inset). When following the coffin, they briefly looked out the sky, the GMB presenter tensely clutched her son William's hand. After the Myleene Klass (center left), Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish arrived at the packed north London church (centre left). Sir Tony Blair and Sir Keir Starmer were among the world's most influential politicians. Derek Draper served with New Labour for many years, including for former boss Peter Mandelson, who attended. Kate's past and present Good Morning Britain coworkers were out in force to assist her on a tragic day. Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid (far left) were among the first to arrive, followed by Piers Morgan and Charlotte Hawkins (far right). Fiona Phillips (centre right) was seen in public for the first time since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in public.

Fiona Phillips, 63, makes a rare appearance following her Alzheimer's diagnosis as she supports Kate Garraway at the funeral of her husband Derek Draper, February 2, 2024
Fiona Phillips made her first public appearance after her Alzheimer's illness as she aided her GMTV colleague Kate Garraway at the funeral of her husband Derek Draper. In July, the former breakfast television presenter and broadcaster, Martin Frizell, was diagnosed with cancer and was joined by her partner, This Morning editor Martin Frizell. Following Kate's late husband Derek's death at the age of 56, family and friends gathered at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Primrose Hill for a service of remembrance.
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