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Carol McGiffin occupies the 10am to 1pm Sunday morning slot on LBC radio. She began this show with LBC in August 2006. She was with LBC before in 1999 when she did a Saturday afternoon show with Nick Abbot. She left after a year to do other work before rejoining in 2006. Today Carol is a busy lady doing a variety of media work including television. Here we give you details about Carol's career, what you can expect to hear on her show, some trivia facts you may not know and what her LBC show is like.
Carol McGiffin's broadcasting career began at the age of 28 when she co-presented a show on BBC's London radio station GLR with Chris Evans in 1988. Carol went onto marry Chris in 1991 but separated bitterly in 1994 and the bitterness continued in 1998 when they divorced. In 1995 Carol was one of the presenters at newly formed radio station "Talk Radio" (now Talk Sport ). She was soon promoted to the breakfast slot which she hosted with Paul Ross . During the following years she presented in a variety of time slots with a variety of co-hosts one of which was Nick Abbot. She would then be re-united with Nick in 1999 when she moved to LBC for the first time.
In 2003 Carol McGiffin managed to get a slot on the popular daytime ITV1 show "Loose Women ". Carol's personality fits in well for the show as she's very opinionated especially regarding men. Carol is a party animal and likes the single life and this is a regular talking point on the show. Carol still co-presents the show today and has made more than 125 appearances. Even though Carol does this TV show 5 days a week and her Sunday morning LBC show she still does other television spots. She can occasionally be seen as a pundit on various magazine shows like "This Morning" and "GMTV" where her opinion is sought after.
The Carol McGiffin LBC show always features Carol at the beginning giving a long monologue lasting 15 minutes or so explaining events that have occurred in her life in the past week as subjects to talk about on the show. This 15 minutes often turns into a rant about something she feels is unfair or something that has annoyed her in that week. She can go over the top and starts getting emails asking her to stop moaning. To her credit she reads these emails out on air whether they're good or bad. She can often be heard talking about celebrities alot which is a reflection of her television show. However she can be highly critical and unlike Steve Allen she doesn't do it with humour. The remaining period of the show she takes callers with whom she does have a good rapport and is always keen on hearing stories of a callers' injustice for her to empathise with.
Overall 47 year old Carol McGiffin has had a varied broadcasting career co-presenting important breakfast shows to afternoon slots and evening work. However the writer of this article finds this surprising: You give her a chance on her show but she has you reaching for the off button within 20 minutes max. Her voice is shrill and whiney and she is forever moaning. She doesn't seem to be happy with anything in her life and the radio show is her vehicle to express this dissatisfaction. What is remarkable is that she must be drawing an audience because the schedule revamps have not affected the show. She has absolutely no enthusiasm or charisma and her critical nature is annoying. This author likes nearly every LBC presenter but Carol McGiffin and Chris Hawkins just leaves me wanting, (to turn the radio off).
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