Gaby Roslin

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Gaby Roslin
Gaby Roslin

(1964-07-12) 12 July 1964 (age 56)
London, England
OccupationBroadcaster and presenter
Years active1989–present
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
TelevisionThe Big Breakfast
Children in Need
The National Lottery Draws
Food Inspectors
Sport Relief's Top Dog
The Saturday Show
Shop Smart: Save Money
Spouse(s)Colin Peel (m. 1995–2004; divorced)
David Osman (m. 2013)
Parent(s)Clive Roslin

Gaby Roslin (born 12 July 1964) is an English television presenter who rose to fame co-presenting The Big Breakfast on Channel 4 between 1992 and 1996. Roslin also presented the Children in Need charity telethons on the BBC between 1995 and 2004.

She presented the weekly The National Lottery Draws on Saturday evenings and co-presented the Channel 5 daytime programme The Saturday Show alongside Matt Allwright.

Early life[edit]

Roslin, daughter of former BBC radio announcer Clive Roslin, was born and raised in London. Her family is Jewish.[1] Her family is from Zimbabwe.



Roslin first presented Hippo on the Superchannel and then Motormouth on ITV from 1989 until 1992. At the end of that show, she was approached by Planet 24 to present their new early-morning programme The Big Breakfast alongside Chris Evans on Channel 4. Evans left the show in 1994 and Roslin continued with his replacement, Mark Little, until 1996.[citation needed] In her last year on the show, she also fronted the National Egg Awareness Campaign.[citation needed] Following her departure, she hosted The Gaby Roslin Show for Channel 4.[citation needed]

Roslin presented Children in Need from 1995 until 2004. Other BBC presenting roles included The Real Holiday Show , Watchdog Healthcheck, Whatever You Want and A Question of TV. She was one of several presenters for the BBC's 2000 Today, a 28-hour-long programme to see in the year 2000.[citation needed] She was the only presenter to stay on air for the duration. In 2002, Roslin briefly returned to breakfast television as a roving reporter for Breakfast.[citation needed]

In 2003, Roslin switched networks to Five (now Channel 5) where she co-hosted The Terry and Gaby Show with Terry Wogan.[citation needed] The magazine format could not compete with ITV's similar, long-established This Morning and the show ended after 200 episodes on 26 March 2004.[citation needed]

In 2004, Roslin teamed up with Terry Wogan to co-host the first edition of Eurovision – Making Your Mind Up, the revamped successor to A Song for Europe, the UK's long-running pre-selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest.[citation needed] In 2005, she was replaced by Natasha Kaplinsky.[citation needed]

She co-presented the daytime programme Solution Street with Ben Shephard.[citation needed] In February 2006, she took part in the BBC celebrity duet show Just the Two of Us, where she partnered ABC frontman Martin Fry.[citation needed]

Roslin frequently appeared on the ITV lifestyle programme This Morning as a newspaper reviewer, often starring with her former radio co-host Paul Ross.

From 2014 until 2016, she presented The National Lottery Draws live on BBC One. For three weeks in March 2014, Roslin presented a daily programme entitled Sport Relief's Top Dog on BBC Two.

In 2014, Roslin co-presented the third series of BBC One's Food Inspectors programme with Matt Allwright and Chris Hollins.

On 25 January 2015, Roslin took part in celebrity talent show Get Your Act Together. Since 2015, Roslin has been a regular stand-in presenter on the ITV Breakfast show Lorraine.[2]

In October 2015, it was announced that Roslin would co-present The Saturday Show, a daytime programme she hosts alongside Matt Barbet for Channel 5.[3] Barbet was replaced by Matt Allwright in July 2016. In 2018, she co-presented Shop Smart: Save Money with Fiona Phillips, a series for Channel 5.


In 2004, Roslin appeared in a national tour of the Moira Buffini play Dinner.[4] The following year she toured in a stage version of When Harry Met Sally..., and later in the year she sang and danced in the London stage production of Chicago.[citation needed]


Roslin sat in for Alan Carr on BBC Radio 2 on 15 and 22 August 2009 with Patrick Kielty and joined Carr to present a Christmas edition of his show on 24 December 2009. She was also a regular stand-in for BBC London 94.9, covering on occasions for Vanessa Feltz and JoAnne Good. On 11 January 2010, Roslin permanently replaced Good as co-host (with Paul Ross) of the BBC London 94.9 breakfast show and remained until January 2013. She was given her own weekly Saturday show, live from noon until 2:00 pm, in January 2013. A year later, she was moved to an extended Sunday afternoon show.[5]

Roslin currently presents Gaby's Talking Pictures, a panel show for BBC Radio 4, also featuring team captains Ellie Taylor and John Thomson.[6][needs update] The series began in June 2018 for six programmes.

Personal life[edit]

Roslin married musician Colin Peel in 1995; they divorced in 2004. They have a daughter, Libbi-Jack, who was born in 2001. In December 2006, Roslin had another daughter, Amelie, from her relationship with publisher boyfriend David Osman.[7] The couple became engaged in March 2012 and married in a humanist ceremony on 22 June 2013.[8]


Roslin is a patron of children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent and a patron of the breast cancer charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer's £1,000 challenge.[citation needed] She is a patron of the charity HAWC (Help Adolescents With Cancer).[citation needed] Roslin became an ambassador for the children's charity WellChild after hosting their awards night in 2014.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
Hippo Presenter
1989–1992 Motormouth Presenter
1992–96 The Big Breakfast Presenter
1996 The Gaby Roslin Show Presenter 10 episodes
1995–2004 Children in Need Co-presenter
1997–2000 Whatever You Want Presenter
2000 2000 Today Co-presenter UK only
2000–02 Watchdog Healthcheck Presenter
2002 Breakfast Reporter
2003–04 The Terry and Gaby Show Co-presenter
2004 Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up Presenter
2005 Solution Street Co-presenter
2006 Just the Two of Us u Contestant
2014–16 The National Lottery Draws Presenter
2014 Sport Relief's Top Dog Presenter 1 series
Food Inspectors Presenter Series 3 only
The BBC Children in Need Sewing Bee Contestant
2015 Get Your Act Together Contestant[9]
2015–16 Lorraine Deputy presenter 80 episodes
The Saturday Show Co-presenter 46 episodes
2018— Shop Smart: Save Money Co-presenter 1 series


  1. ^ "Variety Club". colour supplement "350 years". The Jewish Chronicle. 15 December 2006. pp. 28–29.
  2. ^ "Gaby Roslin to guest present ITV's Lorraine". Digital Spy.
  3. ^ Harry Fletcher (14 October 2015). "Gaby Roslin and Matt Barbet will host Channel 5's The Saturday Show". Digital Spy.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "BBC London 94.9 – Gaby Roslin". BBC.
  6. ^ "Gaby Roslin to host Radio 4 film panel show". British Comedy Guide. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Gaby Roslin is five months pregnant". Digital Spy.
  8. ^ "Gaby Roslin: I've been bleating on about sugar and salt for years". 18 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Get Your Act Together". "ITV Press Centre".

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