Annabel Giles, actor and TV star, dies all of a sudden aged 64
Annabel, who’s finest identified for co-presenting of ITV’s Posh Frocks and New Trousers, handed away peacefully on Monday (20 November) at Martlets Hospice in Hove, her household introduced in a press release.
Giles’s youngsters, Molly and Tedd, paid tribute to their mom, who had been identified with stage 4 most cancers earlier this yr.
“In July, Mum was diagnosed with a Stage 4 Glioblastoma, a fast-growing and highly aggressive malignant brain tumour,” her youngsters wrote.
“In the four months that followed, she displayed remarkable resilience and strength, despite undergoing brain surgery and countless radiotherapies.
“In her final weeks, she was passionate about raising awareness for Glioblastoma, embodying her lifelong commitment to helping others.”
The assertion continued: “Mum was truly one of a kind, an enigma to those privileged to share her life. True to her nature, she kept spirits high and maintained her quick wit until the very end.”
Giles’s youngsters added that their mom’s “humour and laughter” will depart them impressed to “live life to the fullest, just as she always did”.
The TV presenter was born in Pontypool, Wales, and began her media profession within the Nineties for ITV exhibits together with Razzmatazz and Night Network.
It was when she was working as a secretary within the Eighties that she was scouted by Models 1 company and have become an official mannequin for the cosmetics model Max Factor.
In 1995, Giles wrote and carried out a one-woman present on the Edinburgh Festival, known as “Looking for Mr Giles.” The following yr, she fronted a present known as “Anyone Can Be A TV Presenter”.
Giles has one daughter, Molly, 36, together with her ex-husband, Ultravox lead singer Midge Ure, with whom she was married between 1985 and 1989. She additionally has a son known as Ted, who’s 25 years previous.
In 2001, Giles revealed her debut guide, a bestseller titled Birthday Girls, which follows six completely different ladies on six completely different birthdays who’re one way or the other all related. She revealed Crossing the Paradise Line, a novel a couple of group of individuals staying on the identical vacation resort when catastrophe strikes, in 2003.
In 2006, Giles revealed her third novel: The Defrosting of Charlotte Small, which follows a girl named Charlotte as she confronts years of suppressed heartbreak and disappointment whereas spending Christmas alone.
Following her success as a TV presenter and actor, Giles took half in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2013 with Strictly Come Dancing’s Vincent Simone.
Giles had been doing fewer TV appearances lately, turning her focus to her position as a counsellor and psychotherapist at her personal apply. But in 2018, she appeared on ITV’s actuality present Our Shirley Valentine Summer, the place eight ladies are despatched to a Greek villa to rediscover themselves.