Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy leads tributes to 'funny, clever and gorgeous' Annabel Giles after her death at age 64
Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy has paid tribute to TV presenter Annabel Giles who has died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in July.
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.
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“In her final weeks, she was passionate about raising awareness for Glioblastoma, embodying her lifelong commitment to helping others.”
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, Guru-Murthy shared a throwback photo of himself, Annabel and Sarah Greene from their time on ITV’s Posh Frocks And New Trousers, writing: "Heartbreaking news - so funny, clever and gorgeous. Annabel Giles was one of my first tv partners in crime and I remember just being in awe of her."
Meanwhile writer and commentator Colette Walsh wrote: "This is incredibly sad news. Annabel Giles was always so whip-smart, funny and self-deprecating; an incredibly beautiful & elegant lady … what a deep loss for her family #AnnabelGiles".
Paying tribute to their mum in a statement, her children said Annabel was "truly one of a kind, an enigma to those privileged to share her life". "True to her nature, she kept spirits high