I left school when I was seventeen after landing a job as a trainee reporter in my local newspaper "The East Kilbride News." I joined BBC Scotland as a researcher in 1984 and then went on to become Scottish correspondent for TVam a year later. In 1989 I was asked to present TVam's 6am slot and to cover for David Frost's Sunday show during the summer. Later that year I was appointed presenter of TVam alongside Mike Morris. When TVam lost its franchise in 1993, I was approached by GMTV to present their "Top Of The Morning" slot at 8.50am five days a week. GMTV's initial launch proved to be a disaster and I was soon given my old job back, this time alongside Eamonn Holmes from 7am every weekday.
I came back from maternity leave at the end of 1994 to host my own show and I have been on GMTV ever since. During my years at TVam I lived in Kensington during the week and travelled home to Scotland every weekend. Steve and I got married on September 5 1992 and when I joined GMTV we moved to Cookham Dean in Berkshire. On June 8th 1994 my daughter Rosie was born in High Wycombe NHS hospital. In 2005 we moved back to Scotland are now living in Dundee. I travel down to London from Dundee Airport to present my GMTV show. I have been writing a column for The Sun, Britain's best selling daily newspaper since 2000. I also write a weekly column for the Sunday Post and I am agony aunt for best magazine.
I had my own radio show on Talk Radio for three years in 1997 and have hosted the arts show on Friday nights on Radio 2. I've also hosted Have I Got News For You, the Paul O' Grady Show and appeared on Question Time, the Jonathon Ross show; So Graham Norton and the Friday Night Project (amongst many others) In 2006 I was awarded the RTS award for Best Presenter and in 2008 I was awarded a "People's Choice" Scottish BAFTA. In September 2008 I wrote my autobiography "Between You and Me" which was a Sunday Times Number One best seller. I am a die-hard Dundee United supporter ever since Steve took me to see them play hearts on our first date back in 1985. I was elected Rector of Dundee University in and 2004 and in June 2009 I was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Black Watch cadets.