Annabel Giles’ working life began in the 80's as a secretary for advertising agencies. Make-up artist Barbara Daly spotted her on a photographic shoot for No7 cosmetics and Annabel was turned into a model overnight.
Later, she met two drunk blokes at a party and became a TV Presenter on programmes like Night Network, Posh Frocks and New Trousers, Help Squad, and Hit the Road, and appeared on numerous panel shows on both TV and radio, becoming a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends.
She wrote and performed two successful one-woman shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has written three novels, all published by Penguin.
Annabel took time out as a single parent to raise her son, and is now a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist with her own private practice. She still enjoys working in TV (apart from 2013’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!) and is about to star in ITV’s My Shirley Valentine Summer.
She is the proud mother of Molly and Tedd, and lives in Brighton, East Sussex with two black cats, Bill and Bob.
Annabel Giles stars alongside Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, and Ingrid Tarrant, in this feel good series by the makers of The Real Marigold Hotel.
Under the glow of the Mediteranean Sun Annabel and the rest cast enjoy life together under one roof, as they discover the islands, the challenges of communal living and the ups and downs of dating.
Tune in on ITV1. First episode airs on the 19th July at 9pm.
Annabel Gile’s first job in TV was on ITV’s Razzmatazz, when she took a child from the audience and turned them into a lookalike pop star. She was the fashion expert for Going Live!, interviewed on Night Network and was Derek Jameson’s sidekick on nightly chatshow Jameson Tonight.
She co-presented Posh Frocks and New Trousers (ITV) with Sarah Greene, Help Squad (ITV) with Michael Parkinson and Hit the Road (BBC) with Jonno Coleman and John Leslie, as well as Monkhouse’s Memory Masters (BBC1). Annabel wrote and presented Home Stately Home, as well as improvised three series of modern manners comedy strand The Done Thing, both for This Morning. She was one of four original presenters on Challenge TV, and again on topical comedy show It’s Later Than You Think (BBC1).
She featured regularly as a newspaper reviewer on UK Living and The Wright Stuff, and was also a guest panellist on many game shows, ranging from Shooting Stars to Have I Got News For You. Annabel is the only victim ever to have guessed a Gotcha immediately.
Annabel Giles played the part of Grania Pringle in Jilly Cooper’s Riders (ITV), filmed the inserts for The Krypton Factor (ITV) with Roy Barraclough, and was also in Firelight, a feature film starring Stephen Dillane - but she did play a woman in a coma, so no speaking required.
She was also Corinne in both series of Just Juliette, a comedy drama written by Jenny Eclair for BBC Radio 4.
More recently she was a contestant on ITV's hugely popular "I'm A Celebrity .. Get Me Out of Here", starred in short film "Lycra Dad", and has just finished filming "Our Shirley Valentine Summer" for ITV on the Greek Island of Naxos.
Annabel has written and presented three one-woman shows: two at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Looking for Mr Giles and Anyone Can Be A TV Presenter) and one at the Brighton Fringe, Annabel Giles Talks Too Much.
She has starred in several pantomimes, and in 2017 was proud to be in the original cast of Rehab The Musical.
She is also an after-dinner speaker, and very experienced compere/host for corporate events.
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