TV presenter and actress Annabel Giles dies following brain tumour diagnosis

Former TV presenter and actress Annabel Giles has died aged 64 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, her children have announced.

She was best known for co-presenting ITV’s Posh Frocks And New Trousers with Sarah Greene and also appeared on a number of panel and reality shows over the years.

A statement shared to her Instagram by her children Molly and Tedd said their “incredible mother” died on Monday afternoon at Martlets Hospice in Hove.

It read: “In July, Mum was diagnosed with a stage 4 Glioblastoma, a fast-growing and highly aggressive malignant brain tumour.

“In the four months that followed, she displayed remarkable resilience and strength, despite undergoing brain surgery and countless radiotherapies.

“In her final weeks, she was passionate about raising awareness for Glioblastoma, embodying her lifelong commitment to helping others.”

They described their mother as “one of a kind” and “an enigma to those privileged to share her life”.

“True to her nature, she kept spirits high and maintained her quick wit until the very end. Her humour and laughter will leave us inspired to live life to the fullest, just as she always did,” the statement added.

The children thanked well-wishers for their support and asked for donations to be made to Martlets Hospice instead of flowers or gifts as they said their “exceptional care was a great source of comfort throughout this journey”.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! 2013
Annabel Giles became the first contestant to be voted off I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! in 2013 (Julie Holder/ITV)

Born in Pontypool, Wales, she began modelling in her 20s and gained prominence presenting ITV shows Razzmatazz and Night Network.

She also featured as a panellist on a number of shows, including Have I Got News For You, Through The Keyhole and Noel’s House Party.

In 2013, she appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! but became the first famous face to leave the jungle.

She later returned to TV as she took on a role in ITV reality show Our Shirley Valentine Summer and featured in Rehab The Musical in 2022.

Giles also acted as an agony aunt with BBC Radio Wales earlier this year.

She was married to Ultravox singer Midge Ure, with whom she shared daughter Molly, but they separated. Giles also had a second child – her son Tedd.