Lisa Mary London went from a reporter on a sleepy Gloucestershire newspaper to become celebrity producer on some of Britain’s best-loved TV shows. Her credits include: ‘An Audience With Ken Dodd’, ‘A BAFTA Tribute To Julie Walters’, ‘The British Comedy Awards’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’
‘There’s never a dull moment when you’re working with the stars’, says Lisa: ‘One minute you’re sipping champagne with Pierce Brosnan, the next you’re standing in the ladies minding Barbara Windsor’s handbag’.
Her new novel ‘Reality Rehab’ is based on her real life, behind-the-screen experiences in television: ‘I’ve met many old-school stars like Gloria who curse the rise of reality TV and think the cast of TOWIE should be stacking shelves at Tesco, not walking the red carpet’.
‘Gloria’s a glorious, garrulous anti-heroine with bags of fatitude. A heady mix of Diana Dors, Miss Piggy and Boadicea, Gloria puts the real in reality TV!’
A journalist by profession, Lisa has written for the Daily Mail and was briefly a News of the World reporter but made her excuses and left before anyone was imprisoned for phone hacking.