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Born Andrea Huftika Reah
Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

Andrea Huftika Reah,[1] better known as Huffty, is a British television personality. She was a presenter of Channel 4's 1990s television series, The Word.[1] In his autobiography My Word host Terry Christian said that Huffty, a Catholic lesbian from Whitley Bay who is listed in the alumni of Whitley Bay High School, was a nice girl and not suited to the cut and thrust of television.[2]

Prior to presenting The Word, she had been part of the cabaret duo Boo, was a youth worker, and acted in two stage plays.[1]

Huffty presented the show for only one series, but achieved popular recognition. She also appeared on the Harry Hill show in the late 1990s.

She appeared in Geordie Finishing School for Girls on BBC Three in July 2011.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Davies, Hunter (1994) "Interview: The Word according to Huffty: The end of the current Friday night TV series is nigh, just when she'd mastered shaving her head when drunk. So what next?", The Independent, 15 March 1994
  2. ^ Christian, Terry (2007), My Word, Orion Books, ISBN 0-7528-7437-3 
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