Fiona Phillips - A variety of British stars attended the event held at the Langham Hotel to celebrate Scottish TV presenter Lorraine Kelly's 30 years in breakfast TV in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd October 2014
Fiona Phillips, the 51-year-old television presenter, says she often feels "bound" to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease because both of her parents were hit by the illness in their 60's. The former Itv star admitted she feels destined to eventually succumb to dementia, reports the UK's Daily Mirror.
The presenter says she took a genetic test to discover whether she had the early stages of the disease several years ago, but cannot bring herself to look at the results. However, it appears that Phillips has already convinced herself, saying, "I have that feeling now all the time that I am bound to get it.I worry. I keep thinking that I might only have five years left. When people say they might be around until their 80s, I just don't think that", before adding, "I suppose I feel like someone with a terminal disease who realises they don't have long left. That's awful because I don't want to live like that. But it is making me think I'd better make the most of life so that's positive, I suppose". As for why she is yet to look at the results of the test, Fiona suggested there would be "no point" until somebody finds a cure for the disease, saying, "There would be nothing I could do to stop it. And by the time you know it is happening, it is too late.I think early onset dementia is like breast cancer, you are more predisposed to getting it if a parent has had it".Phillips is married to the long-standing Gmtv editor Martin Frizell, and the couple have two children together.
Kay Burley, the often controversial Sky News presenter, reportedly treated herself to a facelift after celebrating her 50th birthday. The anchor first went under the knife around a decade ago, but experts believe a new "subtle procedure" has helped her roll back the years, according to the Daily Mirror .
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Actress Cybill Shepherd has been forced to explain her recent hair controversy to American fans, after receiving relentless media coverage over her frightening London appearance.
The former MOONLIGHTING star made headlines last month (SEP04), when she appeared on British morning show GM:TV and flashed her "jet-lag" hair to presenter Fiona Phillips.
But when Shepherd returned to her native America, the news followed her, and she ended up on the cover of a recent issue of STAR magazine - under the headline Hollywood Hair Disasters.
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American actress CYBILL SHEPHERD shocked British TV viewers this week, when she appeared on a top talk show without make-up and with "jet-lag" hair.
The MOONLIGHTING star, 52, who is in London promoting her one-woman show CYBILL DISOBEDIENCE, stunned GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips and audience members on the morning show on Tuesday (21SEP04) by strolling onset in a red hooded top, and then removing it to reveal her "scary" bad hair day.
Shepherd said, "Sorry about the cape, but I didn't have time to do my hair.
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