Gaby Roslin is set to compete as a contestant on tonight’s episode of Tipping Point Lucky Stars with JJ Chalmers and Sean Fletcher on a special edition of the popular ITV game show. Game show host Ben Shephard will host as the celebrities try to win big bucks for the charity of their choice.
The episode originally aired in 2020 is something ITV viewers originally complained about. But many fans may not know that Gaby once opened up about when she was attacked on the street in front of her children.
During an appearance on The Wright Stuff, Gaby revealed she approached a woman after seeing her littering a London street. But her simple request for them to pick up their trash led to the woman punching Gaby in the face.
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According to Mirror Online, she said: “I asked them to pick it up and they punched me in the face in front of my kids. It’s a completely true story. I wasn’t trying to stop it. I took my children’s hands and I turned around.
“My children were really shocked. It was not very pleasant.” After the incident, Gaby said she once shivered after being assaulted. She said: “This guy on a bike came up behind me, knocked me down and grabbed my phone.
“I chased him down the street shouting obscenities. There was a woman who rushed to help me – not a single man helped me. I then chased him down Oxford Street. J ran like I had never run before.
“I was so angry. I didn’t know I had this in me. Then I had tremors and I collapsed. I was in shock. He also tried to beat me. But the police were fantastic and they stayed in touch with me the whole time.
“But interestingly, a lot of people I told the story to said the same thing happened to them and the police didn’t. They said I was lucky because I was on TV.”
Gaby is the daughter of BBC broadcaster Clive Roslin – and said she changed her approach to life during a traumatic time 26 years ago when her father was diagnosed with bowel cancer . Gaby’s mother, Jackie, discovered she had lung cancer shortly after her husband’s diagnosis and died six weeks after discovering her illness.
The experience of losing her mother and caring for her father prompted Gaby to change her approach to life. She told Yours Magazine: “I started devouring everything there was to know about health and nutrition after that and even now I like to read articles and medical articles late into the night. .
“For years in the public eye I was told ‘you’re such a happy person, always smiling, surely that can’t be real’ and I was like ‘I’m so sorry but it is. Then, after mom died, I decided to stop apologizing to enjoy life and be a happy person.”
Gaby channeled her positive approach to life into a successful podcast when she asked celebrity guests to share the things that make them happy. The podcast is currently releasing season two episodes and she has already been joined by guests such as Suranne Jones and Robert Rinder.
Gaby fans will know that the 57-year-old got her start on television as the presenter of Hippo and Motormouth, before rising to fame as the host of The Big Breakfast in 1992. The presenter presented the iconic program alongside Chris Evans until Warrington’s DJ left the show in 1994.
She continued to host the show alongside her replacement, Mark Little, until she left to lead her own program for Channel 4 in 1996. The entertainment personality went on to have an impressive television career while hosting Children in Need alongside Terry Wogan. and national lottery draws.
Away from the screen, Gaby was married to musician Colin Peel from 1995 to 2004 and they shared a daughter named Libbi-Jack. The TV presenter is currently married to publisher David Osmon and the happy couple share a daughter named Amélie.
Gaby and David have been married since 2013, but the presenter told Loose Women she initially thought the proposal was a joke. She added: “It was very romantic and we were on vacation. We went to the beach with the girls, looking at the stars. Suddenly the three of us were standing there and he got down on his knees and said, ‘Would you honor me to be my wife?’, and I thought he was joking.”
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