Life Before Loose: Linda on her childhood, Birds of A Feather success and never letting fame go to her head
In Linda Robson's Life Before Loose, she opens up about her childhood and her incredible career.
Linda took us right the way back to March 1958, when she was born to an Irish mum and English dad in Islington. Linda shares the story of her mum's journey from Ireland to England and explains how her dad had been a wonderful father but, perhaps not the best husband, opening up about his secret double life.
Hear Linda's family story in the video below.
From the streets of North London to the silver screen, she takes us on quite the journey through British TV history as she recalls her incredible acting career, which was kick-started by her inspirational teacher, Anna Scher.
It was while studying with Scher that she met the likes of Martin Kemp (who had a crush on our Linda) and her friendship with fellow North London lass Pauline Quirke flourished.
Little did they know, their friendship would provide the basis for an amazing acting partnership and eventually make them household names in 'Birds of A Feather' with Lesley Joseph.
Hear more about the show's impact on Linda's life in the video below.
Through it all, Nanny Linda has always remained remarkably grounded and continues to put her family first - even at the expense of her career.