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Fiona Phillips's Biography

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Fiona Phillips was born in Canterbury, Kent on January 1st 1961.

BBC Kent has a detailed account of Fiona Phillips's childhood - after which she went to Southampton and the University of Birmingham.

Fiona Phillips has been GMTV's main anchorwoman presenting GMTV Today for many years. Nearly all of that time was with Eamonn Holmes, of whom Fiona said when he decided to leave GMTV:

"I have spent more time with Eamonn than I have with my own husband. I will miss him more than words can say."

Fiona Phillips's husband is GMTV's Editor, Martin Frizell

Fiona Phillips partnered Brendan Cole in series 3 of Strictly Come Dancing.

After Fiona had decided to go on the dance show, her husband said to her 'I hope you don't get that Brendan'!

In spite of coming last in the judges' ranking (partly due to an illegal lift) in week one, Brendan and Fiona survived thanks to the audience vote.

In week two Brendan Cole and Fiona Phillips again failed to impress the judges but still survived. However, in week 3 Fiona and Brendan were voted out.

In November 2007, it emerged that Fiona Phillips had turned down a job advising Gordon Brown.

In August 2008 it was announced that Fiona Phillips would leave GMTV at Christmas, after 15 years with the broadcaster, having joined GMTV as an entertainment correspondent, when it launched in 1993.

She left GMTV on 18 December 2008.

In September 2008, it had been revealed that Fiona Phillips's decision to leave GMTV was prompted by her father's Alzheimer's.

In December 2009, Fiona Phillips returned to television, presenting a three-part series on Christmas for ITV1.

In 2016, she hosted BBC1's The Truth About Eating.


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