Gloria Hunniford is a Northern Irish television and radio broadcaster who has been on BBC and ITV shows such as Rip Off Britain and as a panelist on Loose Women. She has worked as a correspondent for This Morning and The One Show.
|Full Name||Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford|
|Birth Date||10 April 1940|
|Birth Place||Portadown, United Kingdom|
|Profession||TV Presenter / Singer|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Life & Career|
Gloria Hunniford was born and raised in a Protestant household in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Gloria’s true name is Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford, and she was born on April 10th 1940. She is white and hails from a British-white ethnic heritage.
Gloria Hunniford was born to Charles and May as their second child. Her father was a part-time magician and a member of the Loyal Oranga Institution, as well as a newspaper advertising manager. May Hunniford, her mother, was a stay-at-home mom. Lena Cinnamond is her older sister, while Charles Hunniford is her younger brother.
She learned about Canada and the prospects it offered when she was 9 years old from a great-uncle who had relocated there. He wanted to take her with him after hearing her sing, but her mother objected. She began singing at a young age, delivering her first public performance at Portadown’s Cloncore Orange Hall a day before her 17th birthday.
Gloria moved to Canada when she was 17 years old and when she arrived at her destination, she was astounded to see that people of all nationalities and religions could coexist peacefully, something she had never seen before. She got a work as an accounting assistant at a military post in Canada, probably with the aid of her great-uncle Jim.
Through one of her coworkers, she was introduced to the producer of a small TV studio. She was given a 15-minute period to sing Irish tunes at first. She was afterwards offered her own weekly radio show, where she had to perform requests from the audience, accompanied by piano, bass, and drums.
Gloria went to Ireland in December of 1958 to celebrate Christmas with her family, with the intention of returning to Canada as soon as the holiday was over. She did, however, join Ulster Television, which was created in Belfast a few months earlier, at her father’s encouragement, first as a secretary.
She was promoted to production assistant at Ulster Television after working as a secretary for a while. Meanwhile, she continued to perform in concerts and, beginning in 1964, began performing in cabarets.
Gloria Hunniford made her television debut in year 1982 on ITV’s Sunday Sunday, starring in 138 episodes until year 1990. She also presented We Love TV, from year 1984 to year 1986, and began starring on other programmes such as The Noel Saturday Roadshow, Blankety Blank and Call My Bluff, among others.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Gloria Hunniford is the creator of the Caron Keating Foundation, a charity founded in honor of her daughter Caron Keating, who died of medical problems in year 2004. Hunniford was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, in year 2017 for her work with cancer organizations.
Gloria , who is 81 years old, is a married lady who married Stephen Way, a hairdresser. In September of 1998, they married. Gloria previously married Don Keating in year 1970, who was a cinematographer at Ulster TV at the time.
Caron Keating was Gloria’s daughter, while Michael and Paul Keating were her sons. Her daughter Caron Keating died of medical issues in year 2004, after she divorced in year 1992.
Gloria Hunniford’s net worth is predicted to be $1.2 million. Her main source of income is from her job as a television and radio host, although she also makes money as a producer, writer, singer, and charity worker.
Gloria has a lavish lifestyle as a result of her successful work. She is said to be a proud owner of more than one luxury cars and lives in a luxury house, which she bought for herself.