Anne Aston

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Anne Aston
Anne Lloyd

(1948-01-01) 1 January 1948 (age 71)
Glasgow, Scotland

Anne Aston (born Anne Lloyd, 1 January 1948 in Glasgow, Scotland) is an actress and television presenter best known as the hostess of The Golden Shot in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

She grew up in West Bromwich in Staffordshire and attended West Bromwich Technical High School. She was a supporter and season ticket holder at local football club West Bromwich Albion.[1] After leaving school she worked for the travel agency run by her father before successfully auditioning for the Golden Shot in 1967. On the show she gave the appearance of struggling to cope with the simple arithmetic needed to calculate the contestants' scores - this was later perceived as stereotyping but in fact she admitted she found that part of the job difficult.

Her acting roles include Up the Chastity Belt (1971) and Jason King (1971). She appeared with Ivor Emmanuel in Aladdin at the Grand Theatre, Swansea in 1978[2] and with Frankie Howerd in Cinderella at Theatre Royal, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.[3]

She later went on to run a property business in Hampshire.[4]


  1. ^ West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United football programme, August 23, 1972
  2. ^ Swansea Bay Futures Ltd (2012). "Swansea's Grand Theatre chalks up a record century of panto". Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ Patrick, Tony (22 November 1988). "From Aladdin to /Snow White". The Times. p. 22.
  4. ^ Birmingham Post (1998). "Where are they now? - Anne Aston".

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