Denise Robertson

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Denise Robertson MBE (born Margaret Denise Broderick in June 1934, in Sunderland,[citation needed] 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.

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 and has written a monthly column for national magazine, Candis.

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, Tyne and Wear.[citation needed] She has a son Mark and four stepsons.[citation needed]


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 ITVexpert
1998Modern TimesBBCcontributorepisode 7.3 'Agony Aunts'
1996A Spark of JoyBBCcontributordocumentary on Catherine Cookson
1993-1994Close To The EdgeGranada Televisionpresenterall 11 episodes
1993Robson's PeopleTyne Tees Televisionepisode 1.12interviewee
1985-1986Breakfast TimeBBCpresenterJunior Advice Line segment


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