Memories on the 25th Anniversary of BBC Breakfast Time – February 2007. The BBC had pinched me from HTV where I was doing a programme called Here Today. They saw me wearing my green leotard and tights and doing a piece on exercise, which was the first time it had been done on TV.
As part of the original team of BBC Breakfast Time, from 1983 – 1987, I was a symbol of health and fitness for the nation in my campaign “Get Britain Fit” wearing my trademark shiny green leotard and tights! It came as a complete surprise to me that I had breast cancer. I was feeling as fit as a fiddle at the time and there was no indication that anything was wrong. I was 47 when I was diagnosed and was at the peak of my fitness.