Denise Robertson

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Denise Robertson
BornMargaret Denise Mary Broderick
(1932-06-09) June 9, 1932 (age 82)
Sunderland, County Durham, England
NationalityBritish
OccupationWriter, television broadcaster, agony aunt
Years active1985–present
EmployerITV
Known forAgony aunt role on This Morning
Spouse(s)Bryan Thubron (1997–)
ChildrenMark Thurbron
Website
www.deardenise.com
 
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This article is about the British writer and television broadcaster. For the Australian sprinter, see Denise Boyd.
Denise Robertson
BornMargaret Denise Mary Broderick
(1932-06-09) June 9, 1932 (age 82)
Sunderland, County Durham, England
NationalityBritish
OccupationWriter, television broadcaster, agony aunt
Years active1985–present
EmployerITV
Known forAgony aunt role on This Morning
Spouse(s)Bryan Thubron (1997–)
ChildrenMark Thurbron
Website
www.deardenise.com

Denise Robertson MBE (born Margaret Denise Mary Broderick; 9 June 1932, in Sunderland,[citation needed] County Durham, England) is a British writer and television broadcaster. She made her television debut as the presenter of the Junior Advice Line segment of the BBC's Breakfast Time programme in 1985, though is perhaps best known as the resident agony aunt on the ITV show This Morning since its first ever broadcast on 3 October 1988.[1]

Robertson briefly hosted her own television series Dear Denise in 2000. She also featured as a love and relationships pundit on Dave Gorman's Important Astrology Experiment in 2002. She has an advice website called DearDenise.com and has written a monthly column for national magazine, Candis.

Personal life[edit]

Robertson was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on 17 June 2006. She is a keen supporter of Sunderland A.F.C. and has worked with the University of Sunderland, appearing as guest speaker at graduation ceremonies. She is twice widowed and married her third husband, Bryan Thubron, in July 1997 with whom currently lives in East Boldon.[citation needed] She has a son Mark and four stepsons.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleProduction companyRoleNotes
1988–presentThis MorningGranada Television/ITV StudiosAgony aunt
2011, 2012Loose WomenITV StudiosGuestEpisode 15.133, 16.097
2005The Paul O'Grady ShowGranada Television for ITVIntervieweeEpisode 2.48
2004The Impressionable Jon CulshawITVGuest appearanceEpisode 1.6
2003My Favourite HymnsGranada TelevisionSubjectEpisode 2/11/2003 and episode 16/11/2003
2003Little FriendsPlanet 24 for Channel 4Guest appearance
2003The Weakest LinkBBCContestantEpisode 9/8/2003
2002Dave Gorman's Important Astrology ExperimentBBCContributorAll 6 episodes
2002Loose WomenITV StudiosPanellistEpisode 3.04, 3.16
2000Dear DeniseGranada Television for ITVPresenter/expert
1998Modern TimesBBCContributorEpisode 7.3 'Agony Aunts'
1996A Spark of JoyBBCContributorDocumentary on Catherine Cookson
1993–94Close To The EdgeGranada TelevisionPresenterAll 11 episodes
1993Robson's PeopleTyne Tees TelevisionEpisode 1.12Interviewee
1985–86Breakfast TimeBBCPresenterJunior Advice Line segment

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denise Robertson", itv.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013

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