|Born||1937 (age 78–79)
|Occupation||Beauty queen and television presenter|
|Known for||Blue Peter|
Leila Williams (born 1937) is a former British beauty queen and television presenter. She is best known as one of the original presenters of Blue Peter; she worked on the programme from 1958 until 1962.
Williams left Blue Peter at the start of 1962, after being made redundant by Clive Parkhurst, a newly appointed producer, with whom she did not get on. Williams recalled "he could not find anything for me to do", and in October, Williams did not appear for six editions, and was eventually fired, leaving Christopher Trace on his own or with one-off presenters. Parkhurst was replaced by John Furness.
Williams married Fred Mudd, lead singer of the popular music group The Mudlarks, and whilst they were touring in the early 1970s she worked as an assistant manager at a Dorothy Perkins clothing store in Harrow, London and in the early to mid-1960s had their only child Debra. The couple then ran public houses in Kingston-upon-Thames and Surbiton for many years before retiring to Spain.
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