Sharon Marshall

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Sharon Jean Marshall (born 21 September 1971) is a British entertainment journalist and screenwriter best known for being the resident "Soap Expert" since 2003 on ITV's This Morning.

Television career[edit]

In 2006, Marshall appeared as a contestant on ITV's Celebrity Fit Club and Five's, Trust Me – I'm a Beauty Therapist. She is also recognisable from appearances as talking heads in many celebrity-based documentaries and as a guest panellist on Loose Women in 2007. She has made other television appearances on EastEnders Revealed, Big Brother's Big Mouth and the British Soap Awards.


Marshall worked on Fleet Street for 10 years and was the TV editor of the News of the World.[1] She used to contribute a weekly column No Sex in the City to The Sun. Marshall is co-author of The Naughty Girl's Guide to Life with Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, which was published by Sphere on 20 September 2007. She has also written episodes for soaps EastEnders and Emmerdale on occasions. As of June 2013, she has written seven episodes of EastEnders, one of which featured the return of Sharon Watts. In 2010 Sharon released her book "Tabloid Girl", memoirs of her 10 years as a tabloid reporter.

Personal life[edit]

Marshall lives in West London with marketing executive Paul Fletcher and rescue dog Lily.[2]

Sharon announced on This Morning on 16 January 2018 that she was 14 weeks pregnant. She welcomed her first child, daughter Betsey Fletcher, on 10 July 2018.[3]


  1. ^ Bingham, John (20 December 2011). "Leveson Inquiry: as it happened December 20 - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  2. ^ "OK! Magazine: First For Celebrity News :: Lifestyle :: Interview: Sharon Marshall and Steve Hargrave". OK! Magazine. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  3. ^ Sutton, Megan (10 July 2018). "This Morning announces birth of Sharon Marshall's baby girl". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

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