Jo Frost's Biography

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Who is Jo Frost?

Jo Frost came to widespread public attention as the presenter of Supernanny and writing a weekly column in The Sun.

Supernanny ran on ABC in the USA and Channel 4 in the UK.

Jo Frost, who was born in June 1971, also appeared on E4's Supernanny: Beyond the Naughty Step.

After college, Jo Frost started nannying as a career, and by 2007 had already amassed 18 years experience in the profession.

Jo Frost's childcare book went straight to number one in the New York Times bestseller lists. Frost said in Channel 4's Supernanny web pages:

"I didn't actually write it, I dictated it over the phone. I spent over 70 hours on the phone. They wanted the book to come out on a certain date, so we had a deadline. But I was busy filming the American programme, so I told them I couldn't physically write everything down and film. So they arranged for a lady to touch type it while I spoke ..."

The book's title in the UK is Supernanny: how to get the best from your children and highlights Frost's ethos that there is no such thing as a bad child and that children merely live up to the expectations their parents set.

The Scotsman's article, Nanny knows best, has a good distillation of Jo Frost's child care techniques.

Lenny Henry, when asked by the Media Guardian about his favourite TV programmes, said: "Supernanny is a goddess".

The Radio Times gave a 'boss rating' on 'straight-talking women'. Sarah Beeny scored 2, Lorrine Marer scored 3, whilst Jo Frost and Kim and Aggie scored 4 - top rated though was Ann Maurice of Interior Rivalry with 5.

As well as dealing with difficult toddlers, Jo Frost has also been a nanny to babies and, in 2007, she released a new book, Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care.

In January 2014, ITV announced that it had commissioned a talk show Jo Frost Family Matters for its daytime schedule.

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