Facts About Fiona Phillips
|62 Years Old
|Place Of Birth
|Canterbury, Kent, England
|Millbrook Community School
|Source of Wealth
|Journalist, broadcaster and television presenter career
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Fiona Phillips is a versatile English journalist, broadcaster, and television presenter. She is well known for her work on the ITV Breakfast program. She was the main anchor on "GMTV" from 1997 to 2008 and presented "GMTV Today". She previously worked for a short time at Mr. Kipling's Bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton. Fiona is also active in social media as she has gained more than 36.4K followers on her Twitter account.
Fiona Phillips says menopause has left her 'fearing' for her 'sanity' and 'career'
Fiona Phillips has shared her experience with menopause as she admitted she has been left fearing it would spell the end of her career. She explained how it had left her 'worrying for her sanity and wracked with anxiety, as she struggles to do things she used to do with ease. Fiona shared: 'I've cried a thousand rivers in the past few weeks and I've got nothing to be sad about. 'I've been fearing for my sanity and am scared to do things I've been doing with ease for years. They call it brain fog, I don't know what I'm talking about half the time.'
Fiona said that she now fears for her 'whole life' and recently ran out of a supermarket after feeling overwhelmed. She explains: 'God, it's horrible, I haven't worked for the first time in my life, I can't do television work because I'm so anxious and just scared of everything and I'm not that kind of person at all. I have the intent to do everything I used to do, but then your body, your brain, doesn't let you. 'The fear takes over. I hope to God this isn't the end of my career.' She also admitted that her mum suffered from depression while she was growing up, and confessed that she was also unprepared for the effect menopause would have on her body.
'All the time my emotions were torn – I should be with my kids, I should be with my parents… you know what it's like. You have to have a house for your kids and food on the table.' She said: 'My poor mum when we were little, she used to lock herself in the room for a day in the dark because she was just so, so depressed. I think it can run in families as well. 'Things happen to you… and menopause, that is a horrible thing! I remember my mum in a real state with her menopause and I just thought, 'It can't be that bad surely' and yes, it can. 'Anxiety in all sorts of things that you might never have had before. Suddenly you're overwhelmed by things.'
- Being an English journalist, broadcaster, and television presenter.
- For her presenting roles with the ITV Breakfast program "GMTV Today".
What Nationality is Fiona Phillips?
Fiona Phillips opened her eyes for the very first on 1st January 1961 in Canterbury, Kent, England. She holds British nationality and she belongs to British-white ethnic background. Similarly, her religion is Christian and her race is white. Fiona's present age is 61 which she celebrated recently in the January of 2022. As per her birth date, her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She is the daughter of her father, Phillip Phillips (died February 2012), and her mother, Amy Phillips (died May 2006).
Regarding Fiona's education, she completed her schooling at Millbrook Community School and graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a BA (Hons) in English; she also undertook a PGCert in journalism.
What does Fiona Phillips do for a living?
- Fiona Phillips jumps off her career in independent radio working as a reporter for local stations County Sound in Surrey, Hereward Radio, and Radio Mercury in Sussex after which she joined BBC South East's Weekend program as co-presenter, before becoming a reporter with CNN News.
- She presented other programs, including the celebrity lifestyle show O"K! TV", "Baby House", "Room to Rent", "Good Stuff", "Sunday Night", and the "Rich and Famous" series.
- She currently writes an opinion column in the "Daily Mirror" on Saturdays and works as an agony aunt in New! magazine.
- In 2002, she was a regular panelist on "Loose Women" as well as she was seen as a panelist on the short-lived ITV chat show "3@Three" in August 2010.
- Then she took part in the third series of "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2005, with professional partner Brendan Cole. The pair were voted out on Week 4 following several weeks of low scores.
- On 8th November 2007, she had also been in the documentary "The Killer in Me" whereas she is also a regular reporter for the BBC One consumer affairs program "Watchdog".
- As well, Fiona presented "The Truth About...Sugar" on 19th March 2015 and on 2nd June 2016, she presented "The Truth About...Healthy Eating". Both programs aired on BBC One.
- Later, she joined "GMTV" in 1993 as an entertainment correspondent and was promoted to GMTV/Reuters Television's LA correspondent in December 1993.
- She was the main anchor on "GMTV" from 1997 to 2008 however Phillips announced on 28th August 2008 that she was to leave her role as the main anchor on "GMTV" for family reasons as she presented her final show on 18th December 2008.
- In 2010, she returned to "GMTV" in its last series, guest presenting on "GMTV with Lorraine" whereas she has regularly guest presented the ITV Breakfast program "Lorraine" since September 2010.
- Besides, Fiona has also voiced the character of Katie Current in the British release of "Shark Tale" and she has also hosted a show on Smooth Radio in the 2-5 pm slot every Sunday, starting from Easter Sunday, 23rd March 2008, until 2009 when she left the station.
- She stood in for Simon Mayo on Radio 5 Live from 30th March to 3rd April 2009.
- Furthermore, Fiona attended the 2009 Labour Party Conference in Brighton and she was also a panelist on BBC "One's Question Time" in June 2009.
- She was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to "The Guardian" opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue in August 2014.
- Also, she is one of the judges of the "Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards", and for presenting the GMTV Emergency Services award.
Awards and Achievements
- In 1996, Phillips was nominated for the Royal Television Society Interview of the Year Award.
- On 7th November 2007, Phillips received an Honorary Master of Arts degree from Southampton Solent University, for "being a person distinguished in eminence and by attainments".
- On 21st July 2011, Phillips received an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University.
Who is Fiona Phillips married to?
Fiona Phillips is a married woman. She tied a knot with an editor, Martin Frizell in 1997 with whom she is blessed with two children named Mackenzie Frizell and Nathaniel Frizell. Fiona and Martin, both seem extremely happy in their domestic life and there is much love between the two. Concerning Fiona's sexual orientation, she is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Fiona Phillips?
Fiona Phillips has a net worth of $13 million as of 2022 whereas her exact amount of salary has not been disclosed yet. She has not done endorsement work for any brands yet. In addition, her major source of income is from her journalist, broadcaster, and television presenter career. She is happy and satisfied with the profession she is in.
How tall is Fiona Phillips?
Fiona Phillips is a beautiful woman who stands at an ideal height of 1.63 m with a balanced body weight of 50 kg. She has blonde hair and blue eyes color. Moreover, her body build type is slim.
Trivias About Fiona Phillips You Need To Know.
- Fiona is known for her work on the ITV Breakfast program.
- She attended Birmingham Polytechnic and graduated with honors in English.
- She was the main anchor on GMTV from 1997 to 2008 and presented GMTV Today.
- One of the biggest stories she covered was the O.J. Simpson trial.
- Phillips worked for a short time at Mr Kipling's Bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton.