Born and brought up in Yorkshire, Linda Barker originally trained as a fine artist. Having left art college in the early 1980’s, she began to focus her talents on more commercial applications and quickly became established as one of London’s most innovative decorative painters and interior design consultants.
In 1988 Linda began working with the media (styling and writing interiors features for House Beautiful, Inspirations, and Country Homes & Interiors magazines) and by 1994 her talents had spread onto TV with an appearance on BBC's Home Front. The following year she and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen made the pilot programme of Changing Rooms and the rest is history.
In 2003 Linda emerged victorious as Queen of the Jungle, being the final woman remaining in the second series of ITV's I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Since then she has since filmed a series of hour long ITV specials and is a contributor to This Morning and 60 Minute Makeover. Earlier this year Linda reached the final of ITV’s Splash! – where she ended up sychronised diving off the 10m board with olympic medallist Tom Daley!
When not involved in any of the above Linda is very keen on the keep-fit and yoga side of her life and is now looking forward to joining Lorraine's Mums on the Run!