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DS Icon: Gaby Roslin

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She may have been bumped off the Children In Need job in place of Fearne 'Isn't everything a-ma-zing' Cotton and she may not be as regular a figure on our screens as she was during her '90s heyday, but here at DS we've still got plenty of time for Gaby Roslin. She cut her teeth on cutting edge ITV kids show Motormouth (alongside Neil Buchanan and Andy Crane), before coming into her own on The Big Breakfast. Managing to add glamour without resorting to coarseness and cleavage fashions, she cut a distinguished figure opposite the madcap and 'wacky' Chris Evans.

Once Evans left her in the lurch, Roslin was forced to battle on with weak co-hosts such as Mark Little, Richard Orford and Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin. In 1996, she departed and the Channel 4 show never fully recovered. Her career since has included stage performances (Chicago, When Harry Met Sally), only one dalliance into reality TV (Just The Two Of Us) and only one real clanger (Five's Terry & Gabby Show). As an all-round entertainer and a throwback to an age when TV presenters could do more than blankly read an autocue and giggle a lot, she richly deserves her Icon status.

Click along our gallery below to see Gaby Roslin's career in pictures.

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