Carole Malone

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Carole Malone
Born Carole Anne Malone
14 October 1954 (1954-10-14) (age 62)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Carole Anne Malone (born 14 October 1954)[1] is an English commentator on current affairs and occasional broadcaster.


Malone was born in Newcastle. She started her career as a journalist before moving into television. She hosted her own light-hearted court show, Guilty!, on Sky One from 1997 to 1999.

In 2005, Malone was a guest panellist on Loose Women, later returned as a guest anchor covering Jackie Brambles' maternity in 2007.

Between 2006 and 2010, Malone was a regular panellist on The Wright Stuff, Since early 2013, she has returned to her regular role.

In 2006, she appeared on the ITV reality show Celebrity Fit Club. She was made team captain of Bobby, Sharon and Micky, and lost three stone.

In 2007, Malone was the seventh celebrity housemate to enter Celebrity Big Brother UK in January 2007 and was second to be evicted from the Big Brother House, on Friday, 12 January 2007. Malone had often been critical of Big Brother and on her entering the house, host Davina McCall read out many of Malone's criticisms, to jeers from the live crowd. After spending 10 years at the Sunday Mirror, she then wrote for the News of the World until its closure in July 2011. In an article earlier in 2011 Malone had written of how proud she'd always been of the News Of The World, despite spending ten years working with its fiercest rival at The Sunday Mirror.[citation needed]

From September 2007 to April 2011, she appeared as a regular discussion contributor on The Alan Titchmarsh Show and, since 2009, has regularly reviewed the newspapers on This Morning.


In 2009, a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about one of Malone's columns in the News of the World which claimed that illegal immigrants receive "free cars", led to the publication of the following clarification by the paper:

On July 26, our columnist Carole Malone claimed illegal immigrants receive "free cars". We now accept illegal immigrants do not receive such a benefit and apologise for the error.[2][3]

On 14 May 2012 Malone said on national TV that the murders of six children were "an accident waiting to happen" because they were benefits claimants.[4]

Personal life[edit]

She married Emir Mulabegovic, a Bosnian eight years her junior, in December 1991 in Richmond upon Thames.


  1. ^ "Malone evicted from Big Brother", BBC News. URL last accessed on 2007-01-12.
  2. ^ "Press Complaints Commission >> News >> A man". Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Tabloid Watch: How the PCC doesn't work". 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Owen Jones: Hatred of those on benefits is dangerously out of control". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 

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Preceded by
Denise Welch
Loose Women Leading Host (temporary)
Succeeded by
Andrea McLean & Jackie Brambles