Denise Robertson

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Denise Robertson
Born Margaret Denise Mary Broderick
(1932-06-09) June 9, 1932 (age 82)
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear Sunderland, Country Durham, England
Nationality British
Occupation Writer, television broadcaster, agony aunt
Years active 1985–present
Employer ITV
Known for Agony aunt role on This Morning
Spouse(s) Bryan Thubron (1997–)
Children Mark Thurbron

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 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]


Year Title Production company Role Notes
1988–present This Morning Granada Television/ITV Studios Agony aunt
2011, 2012 Loose Women ITV Studios Guest Episode 15.133, 16.097
2005 The Paul O'Grady Show Granada Television for ITV Interviewee Episode 2.48
2004 The Impressionable Jon Culshaw ITV Guest appearance Episode 1.6
2003 My Favourite Hymns Granada Television Subject Episode 2/11/2003 and episode 16/11/2003
2003 Little Friends Planet 24 for Channel 4 Guest appearance
2003 The Weakest Link BBC Contestant Episode 9/8/2003
2002 Dave Gorman's Important Astrology Experiment BBC Contributor All 6 episodes
2002 Loose Women ITV Studios Panellist Episode 3.04, 3.16
2000 Dear Denise Granada Television for ITV Presenter/expert
1998 Modern Times BBC Contributor Episode 7.3 'Agony Aunts'
1996 A Spark of Joy BBC Contributor Documentary on Catherine Cookson
1993–94 Close To The Edge Granada Television Presenter All 11 episodes
1993 Robson's People Tyne Tees Television Episode 1.12 Interviewee
1985–86 Breakfast Time BBC Presenter Junior Advice Line segment



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

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