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TRISHA GODDARD

TRISHA GODDARD

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Trisha Goddard was a television unknown to British viewers when she arrived at Anglia in September 1998 to become ITV's new Queen of Chat. She was immediately plunged into a hectic round of studio recordings for the five-days-a-week Trisha show. For the first few weeks, her feet hardly touched the ground. But the public took her to their hearts and her show has been a ratings winner from the outset.
 
Despite her anonymity in Britain, Trisha was ideally qualified for her new role. She had lived and worked in Australia for 13 years as a TV reporter/presenter and government advisor on mental health.
 
She is also trained in Conflict Resolution, a distinct asset when dealing with guests on her show who were at loggerheads. She had more than her share of personal problems in Australia - two broken marriages, a seriously ill baby, and her sister's suicide all of which culminated in Trisha herself suffering a nervous breakdown.

In late 2004 Trisha left ITV to set up her own production company Town House TV which made her daily talk show for Five - Trisha Goddard which launched in January 2005.
 
Despite being diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2008 Trisha continued filming and keeping up with her other work commitments throughout chemotherapy and radiotherapy and was given the all clear in March 09.
 
Along with Dr Terri Van-Leeson, her husband, Peter Gianfrancesco & her two daughters, Trisha is co-author of Parenting manual "The Family Survival Guide'.
She wrote her autobiography ‘As I am' which was published in 08 in which she made the discovery that her Dad was not actually her biological father.
 
A trained journalist,  for almost ten years, Trisha wrote a weekly column for the Easter Daily press magazine.
 
For 18 months from 2008 she also presented a two hour talk based Liverpool radio show for City Talk FM where she interviews a diverse range of people from celebrities to survivors, authors to the outspoken, burlesque dancers to the broken hearted.
 
She has presented the RTS programme awards and chaired the RTS workshop on Diversity in Television. She has presented Britain's Psychic Challenge for Five made by her own TV Company Town House TV and a prime time series called Families at War. With a great sense of humor Trisha also has enjoyed other TV appearances such as hosting The Friday Night Project, and taking part in '8 Out of 10 Cats' , 'Celebrity Ding Dong' and 'Have I got News For You' among others.
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