Judi Spiers

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Judi Spiers
Born Judith Marilyn Spiers
(1953-03-15) 15 March 1953 (age 64)
Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Television and radio presenter
Years active 1977–present
Television Pebble Mill
Spouse(s) Richard Hacker
Website Official website

Judith "Judi" Marilyn Spiers (born 15 March 1953) is a British radio and television presenter.

Career[edit]

Initially training to be an actress at the Rose Bruford College,[1] Spiers began her broadcasting career at Westward Television in 1977, then the ITV station for south-west England. She impressed in the birthday slot with Gus Honeybun with cheeky humour. In short order, she moved to the What's Ahead entertainment guide. She hosted local beauty contests Mr TSW and Miss TSW, reflecting the new south-west station TSW[2] TSW produced a nationally-networked daytime chat show Judi!, which ran for six editions.

Eventually, Spiers moved to national television, presenting BBC One's daily magazine programme Pebble Mill from 1992 until 1995.[3] In 1995 she co-hosted 'The Alternative DJ with Peter Jeffrey and Oliver Senton. She also hosted a Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2 between 1994 and 1998.[4][5] Spiers continued to work for TVS, presenting the networked show Scavenger Hunt.

Spiers presented the morning show on BBC Radio Devon from 2005 until 2015.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INTERVIEW: Judi Spiers talks about an embarrassing start to her friendship with Michael Dobbs" (29 August 2013). North Devon Journal. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ "ITV's loss 'a tragedy for the South West'", Plymouth Evening Herald; 6 October 2008 p8
  3. ^ "Pebble Mill Axed", Daily Mirror, 28 March 1996, p9
  4. ^ "Arts", The Independent, 4 January 1994
  5. ^ "Seasonal adjustments", Paul Donovan; The Sunday Times, 22 March 1998; Culture-p.30.
  6. ^ Feature at Radio Devon
  7. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3136397/BBC-new-ageism-row-Judi-Spiers-ousted-long-running-radio-age-62.html

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