Our Gloria hails from Portadown in County Armagh, in Northern Island. She started life as a radio broadcaster before landing a role presenting Good Evening Ulster in the late Seventies.
As her career blossomed she went on to present Open House with Gloria Hunniford, the game show We Love TV and talk show Sunday, Sunday, both for ITV. She became the first woman to present a show on Radio 2 in 1985, and since 2009 she’s fronted the consumer show Rip Off Britain.
In 2014 she joined Loose Women and says of her career: ‘I am lucky to work in an industry I really enjoy. Every day I see different things and meet a huge variety of people. I learn something new every day.’
Gloria has been married to businessman Stephen Way since 1998. She had a daughter Caron and two sons with her first husband Don Keating, but sadly Blue Peter presenter Caron passed away, aged 41, from breast cancer in 2004. This inspired Gloria to create the Caron Keating Foundation, and in 2017 she was awarded an OBE for services to cancer charities.