Nina Myskow (born 18 May 1946) is a British journalist and television personality who appeared on New Faces and was also a columnist for The Sun and the News of the World under the byline "The Bitch on the box" in the 1980s. She is also a regular contributor on Grumpy Old Women and on many countdown list shows.
Myskow attended Wykeham Collegiate School in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where she learned to speak Afrikaans and Bell Baxter High School in Fife, when at the age of 15 she moved with her family to Scotland. She then read English at the University of St Andrews but did not graduate.
Myskow was a writer for some years for Jackie and then became the first female editor of the teenage magazine. On television she appeared as a panelist on Through the Keyhole and three series of New Faces. She currently[when?] works for ITV and regularly reviews the newspapers on This Morning and recently contributed to discussions on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Daybreak and The Michael Ball Show, the last of which was cancelled in 2010. Her autobiography was entitled Love, Sex and the Pursuit of Chocolate. As of 2012 she appeared on the Big Brother spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side a number of times as well as entering the Big Brother House for a media training task in August for the thirteenth series. In 2015 she appeared on a celebrity edition of game show Pointless with Giles Brandreth and won a trophy.
The Sunday People and Myskow, by then writing for the News of the World, lost a libel action by the actress Charlotte Cornwell in December 1985. A jury at the High Court awarded Cornwell £10,000 in damages. In an article for the People, Myskow had referred to Cornwell as unattractive, middle-aged and whose "bum is too big".
- Nina Myskow at nyt. Retrieved 9 May 2015
- Nina Myskow at SeamusLyte. Retrieved 9 May 2015
- "TV actress is awarded £10,000 Libel Damages". The Glasgow Herald. 19 December 1985. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
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