Actress And TV Presenter Annabel Giles Dies At 64


Actress and TV host Annabel Giles passed away in July following her diagnosis of a brain tumor.

She acted in the 1993 movie Riders, the children’s television series Razzmatazz, and as a model for the Max Factor cosmetics line.

Her children confirmed their mother’s death and stated that their “incredible mother” had received radiation therapy and brain surgery.

She was described as “one of a kind” by her son Tedd and daughter Molly on X.

Giles, 64, was also well-known from her appearances on ITV’s Posh Frocks And New Trousers with Sarah Greene and her 2013 stint in the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp.

She was born not far from Pontypool in Griffithstown.

Her children paid tribute to their mother on social media, writing that she passed away at Martlets Hospice in Hove following four months of “remarkable resilience and strength”.

“Mum was truly one of a kind, 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.”

Her stage 4 glioblastoma was revealed, and during her final weeks, they stated that she had been actively promoting awareness of this kind of tumor, “embodying her lifelong commitment to helping others.”

Afterwards, Giles underwent counseling retraining and started working as the in-house agony aunt on BBC Wales’ Eleri Sion radio program. The radio host paid tribute to Giles on X, recalling her attempt to “learn Welsh live” on the radio and describing her as “warm, wise, wicked, and witty”.

Presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 said he was “in awe” of one of his “first TV partners in crime” after working with Giles on ITV’s Posh Frocks And New Trousers.

Her description as a “beautiful human” was given by writer and broadcaster Sue Perkins, while comedian Jenny Eclair said she had “the fondest” memories of the “beautiful, funny, and clever” Annabel.

Midge Ure, the lead vocalist of Ultravox and the creator of Band Aid and Live Aid, was Giles’ spouse in the 1980s.