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author, journalist, broadcaster and podcaster.

Louise presented the UK's most watched morning programme, BBC Breakfast for 20 years. Before that was a news anchor on the BBC News Channel and the BBC’s One O’clock News. She has also presented The One Show, Five Live Drive, Real Rescues and Missing Live. 

Louise has taken part in several reality TV shows including I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Time Crashers and Celebrity MasterChef. 

Alongside her career in journalism Louise is an endurance athlete, and her first book, Dare to Tri, charted her journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing the Great Britain Triathlon team in her age-group at World and European Championships. 

Her second book Fearless, Adventures with Extraordinary Women reflects her passion for celebrating women’s success in sport and endeavour. In each chapter Louise takes on a different challenge with a courageous woman, to get to know them and tell their incredible stories.
Her first thriller, Isolation Island, is set in a gruelling reality television show on a remote Scottish Island. It will be published in September 2024.

She was Chair of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023.

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