Biography of Jilly Goolden

Jilly Goolden is best known for presenting the popualr show ‘Food and Drink’ for almost two decades on the BBC.

She has also presented The Great Antiques Hunt and Going, Going, Gone, and she continues as a regular presenter on BBC1’s Holiday programme.

Other television appearances include:-

Graham Norton, It’s Only TV. . ., Jo Brands Hot Potatoes, Watchdog/Weekend Watchdog, The Heaven & Earth Show, Through the Keyhole, The Chelsea Flower and ShowStupid Punts.

She has also had a mini-drama written for her and directed by Pauline Quirke and performed in The Vagina Monologues at the Royal Albert Hall.

Jeremy Kicks tells us “Jilly Goolden started as a journalist, contributing at some time or another to most national daily and weekly newspapers and glossy magazines published in Britain. As well as writing about wine, she has written about travel, women’s issues, sex, the occult and a wide range of general features. She has written and contributed to books on wine and food as well as palmistry, which have featured strongly on the Sunday Times best-seller list. Co-written books include five volumes of the Food & Drink, the special, Entertaining with Food & Drink and The Big Food & Wine Drink Book. Jilly also co-authored Your Hand (A Guide to Palmistry).”

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