Emma Forbes is a British television presenter and actress, best known for her work on daytime television. She was born in London on 8 May 1961, the daughter of actor George Forbes and his wife, actress Angela Thorne. She has two sisters, Kate and Louise. Forbes was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London and then went on to study drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Forbes began her career as an actress, appearing in a number of stage productions and television programmes. In the 1980s, she began working as a presenter on children’s television programmes such as Saturday Superstore and No. 73. She also presented the BBC’s Holiday programme. In the 1990s, Forbes became a regular presenter on GMTV, where she presented a number of different programmes, including the breakfast show. She also hosted her own chat show, Emma, on Sky One.
In recent years, Forbes has appeared as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women and as a regular contributor on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon. She has also presented a number of documentaries, including Emma Forbes: Life After Death, about her experience of losing her husband to cancer.
Forbes has been married twice; first to actor Grant Bovey, with whom she has three daughters, and then to businessman Antony Shaw. She has an estimated net worth of £3 million.
Actor, Entrepreneur, Presenter
Hurst Lodge School, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
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