I have hosted Loose Women since 2007, and having presented live television for 17 years I can say it's the best job I've ever had!
I love the show, and I'm passionate about it being the only platform for women to air their opinions on news stories of the day, as well as bravely sharing details of their personal lives to women at home.
As host, it's my job to guide the ladies through the topics and give a balanced point of view if things get a little heated, which they sometimes do!
I’m best known for: Keeping calm in a crisis
The proudest moment of my career is: Hosting Loose Women the morning after Michael Jackson died. We weren't due to be on air that day, so it was a live show done with a skeleton crew, no booked guests and no script, but we all pulled together and made it one of the best hours of telly we have ever done. I loved every second of it.
The first thing I do in the morning is: Wish I didn't have to get up yet
My favourite lunch is: In a restaurant with my fellow Loose Women... as it usually leads to dinner!
The most famous person in my phonebook is: Hmm, I don't know... I have lots of people in my phone who are off the telly, but they are friends rather than 'famous people'!
The actress who would play me in a film about my life is: Ha ha! It depends whether it was a low budget made for telly film, or a Hollywood blockbuster I guess!
My favourite memory from working on Loose Women is: Catching Jane MacDonald's eye as she says a double entendre and struggling not to laugh out loud. It's like trying not to giggle because the head teacher is watching; the more you know you can't, the funnier it becomes.
If I wasn’t presenting Loose Women, I’d be: Writing. When I'm not on the telly, this is my other love. I write for The Mirror newspaper and Best magazine, and also do freelance writing for other publications whenever I'm asked.
You’d be surprised to learn that: I'm a dab hand at DIY. I also make a mean rum punch.
The one thing I couldn’t live without is: My children