Having recently filmed a top secret ITV Pilot, Anthea has long been the face of some of TV's legendary flagship shows, including Blue Peter, GMTV, The National Lottery and Perfect Housewife. Anthea returned to our screens to re-launch Channel 5’s popular Health Lottery in 2015. She has taken part in a variety of programming for Channel 4’s incredible Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign including the much acclaimed and Bafta award-winning Celebrity First Dates. She has written for The Telegraph on a number of modern-day issues and is currently penning her book 'How To Survive Divorce' which is set for publication this Summer.
Star of the highly acclaimed BBC series Perfect Housewife, Anthea gave homemakers intensive training in how to organize their homes, and, spread her passion for cleaning, saving money and ultimately helping make their lives easier.
She also published a book to accompany Perfect Housewife series 1 and 2 as well as DVD releases. Anthea went on to publish two more books ‘How to Entertain in Style’ and ‘Perfect Christmas’ helping to establish her as the ultimate domestic goddess.
Anthea has, over the years, presented top shows on a variety of subjects close to her heart from creating the perfect home, to food, pets, travel and fitness.
Her career began in television as a Video Jock on Sky in 1986. She then progressed on to Saturday morning television with UP2U, Live from BBC Manchester, Top Of The Pops, Anything Goes and a whole host of other appearances, until in 1992 Anthea become the 19th presenter of the award-winning BBC1 flagship children’s programme, ‘Blue Peter’.
During her two years with the show, she launched the most successful ‘homemade make’ in the history of ‘Blue Peter’ with an excess of 100,000 viewers writing in for details of how to make ‘Tracy Island’ from Thunderbirds.
In 1994 Anthea joined the network broadcaster GMTV where she anchored the 7.00am-9.00am time slot 5 days a week where she reigned as Queen of the Sofa for nearly 3 years.
During 1994 to 1996 Anthea was the inaugural presenter of BBC1’s ‘National Lottery Live’ programme, which quickly became the BBC’s highest-rated entertainment programme.
Anthea has also successfully presented a selection of videos on fitness. Her ‘Y Plan Fitness’, video sold in excess of one million units, leading to further successful releases including ‘Body Basics’ and ‘Tone, Lift & Condition’.
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