She has recently written, directed and presented ‘A Buyer’s Guide to Spain’ and ‘Hot Zones’, hosted the gardening series ‘Turf Wars’, and her second series of ‘Bootsale Challenge’ achieved record ratings.
Julie regularly hosted ‘Good Food Live’ and ITV1's ‘This Morning’, where she won considerable acclaim as the guest co-presenter. She thrives under pressure and is admired for her professionalism and ability to 'ad-lib' in moments of adversity! She was awarded Television Personality of the Year by the Royal Television Society, following two series of ‘Great Little Breaks’, ‘Party of Your Life’, and ‘Tall Tales and Antique Sales’. For six years Julie was anchor for BMW Business TV where she became well versed in the corporate world, and she is an excellent corporate event host/facilitator, as well as being an accomplished after-dinner speaker.
Julie also gives talks and lectures on a diverse range of subjects, ranging from very funny anecdotes culled from her varied career to a memory makeover. She has had her own DIY series ‘How To…’, has been a regular presenter for ‘Loose Women’, ‘Wish You Were Here?’, ‘The Travel Channel’, ‘The Baby Channel’ and long-term anchor for ‘The Life Channel’, and presented no less than six ITV different series – ‘Al Fresco’, ‘Ski Time’, ‘The Afternoon Show’, ‘Come Home For Christmas’, ‘Time Off’ and ‘Doing It Up’ - covering food, travel, property, decorating, and consumer issues.
As an actress, Julie’s career has spanned over thirty years of prestigious theatre and television. Her numerous credits include ‘Taggart’, ‘Spender’, ‘The Bill’, ‘First Born’, ‘September Song’, ‘Luv’, ‘Holby City’, and ‘Doctors’. Stage work includes plays at The Royal Court, The Old Vic, the West End and five years with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She is probably best remembered, however, for her work in TV soaps - as Barry Grant’s ill-fated girlfriend Fran in ‘Brookside’, motorbike-riding Jo in ‘Emmerdale’ and Jacqui in ‘Hollyoaks’. She is also responsible for putting the ‘Pop’ in the Birds Eye Peas commercials, and is one of the country’s leading voice-over artists, with several hundred TV and radio commercials to her name. Julie is also a regular commentator and reviewer on The Steve Allen Show on LBC Radio.
Julie currently presents a weekly strand as the resident sexpert on ITV1’s ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’ as a resullt of her award winning first book ‘The Greatest Sex Tips in the World’ that was published in April 2007. She won Julie Scarley magazine’s Best Sex Writer Award. Julie writes for many leading magazines and newspapers including Woman, Cosmopolitan, Metro, Bella, The Sun, No.1, Men’s Health, Slimmer and the Mail on Sunday. She has two regular weekly columns in NOW magazine and Yours.
Her unique style as a presenter can be tailored to fit any brief - whether it’s serious or lighthearted - and Julie’s level of commitment, reliability, and unrivalled enthusiasm for her work makes her an ideal ambassador to have on board!