|Born||Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford
10 April 1940 
Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
|Occupation||Television and radio presenter, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Don Keating (m. 1970–1992) (divorced)
Stephen Way (m. 1998)
|Children||Caron Keating (deceased)
Hunniford was born in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, into a Protestant family; her father was a member of the Orange Order. Named after actress Gloria Swanson, Hunniford was originally a singer. She was popular in her native Northern Ireland, worked in Canada and has made many records. She returned to Northern Ireland as a BBC production assistant in Belfast, and a local radio broadcaster. In the 1970s and 1980s she was the presenter of Good Evening Ulster and on network ITV Sunday Sunday and We Love TV.
Hunniford had her own daily radio show on BBC Radio 2, starting off with the lunchtime show before moving to the early afternoon slot in 1985 where she remained for 10 years. She also hosted Sounding Brass a music phone-in request programme with a live brass band, the idea devised by radio producer Owen Spencer-Thomas.
Hunniford has appeared on numerous programmes including Gloria Live, Wogan, Holiday, Songs of Praise, That's Showbusiness, Kilroy, Open House with Gloria Hunniford and Sunday, Sunday. She has won awards including TV Personality of the Year and Best Dressed Female, and has made a health and exercise video called Fit for Life. In 2005, she appeared on the BBC's pro-celebrity ballroom dancing show, Strictly Come Dancing, dancing with Darren Bennett.
From December 2010, Hunniford has appeared in Rip Off Britain, a consumer complaints programme on BBC Television along with Angela Rippon and, for the first two series, Jennie Bond, and then, for the third series, with Julia Somerville replacing Bond. Together, the trio of Hunniford, Rippon and Somerville also presented Charlie's Consumer Angels.
Hunniford is the presenter of BBC One documentary series Doorstep Crime 999, which ran from 20 February - 2 March 2012.
Personal life 
While working for the BBC in Belfast, she met cameraman and later BBC current affairs producer Don Keating (1936–1997). The couple married in 1970 and had a daughter and two sons; the couple separated in 1985 and divorced in 1992. He died of heart disease aged 61.
She moved to Sevenoaks, Kent, where she still lives, and where her daughter Caron Keating (1962–2004) died of breast cancer. This led to her setting up a cancer charity in her daughter's name. Hunniford claims that a white feather fell at her feet during the funeral of her daughter, when there was no evidence of where it came from in the surroundings. She claims often to find in unusual places such as studios etc. white feathers, which she believes are a message card from her daughter, informing her that she is in a good place.
On The Alan Titchmarsh Show on 6 May 2011, Hunniford revealed her support for David Cameron's Conservative-led coalition government, describing herself as "a bit of a David Cameron fan", although she criticised the government's decision to continue giving aid to Pakistan when it was making cuts in the UK.
- Work was my way of coping with loss
- BBC London Homepage URL accessed June 13, 2008.
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- "Charlie's Consumer Angels". YouTube. 2012-11-25. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- Daily Express:: Health :: Gloria Hunniford had no idea she was 'at risk of heart disease'
- "The Caron Keating Foundation homepage". The Keating family. Retrieved 18 April 2008.
- "'Caron sends me has a messages from Heaven': Gloria Hunniford on how she copes four years after the death of her daughter". Daily Mail. 18 September 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- Marriages England and Wales 1984-2005