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  • Published: 14 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787635272
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $48.00

You've Got To Laugh

Stories from a Life Lived to the Full




As joyful to read as Alison is to watch on screen - this much anticipated celebrity memoir offers an inspiring and glorious insight into the world of the nation's best-loved television presenter.

'I always say a day is wasted without laughter . . .'

Alison Hammond loves to laugh. And the nation laughs with her. Her sunny personality and zest for life have brought joy to millions and made her one of the UK's best-loved television presenters. Known for her hilarious and unforgettable interviews with Hollywood A-listers, Alison is also responsible for countless classic moments of broadcasting gold - from getting stuck on a caravan door to delivering Christmas cash dressed as an elf.

But who is Alison Hammond really, and how did she become the personality we know and love? Shaped by the influence of her incredible mum, Alison went from small roles on television shows as a youngster to that life-changing appearance on Big Brother, before landing her dream job on This Morning. And through it all, she found the joy in every day, the positives in any situation.

You've Got to Laugh gives a never-before-seen insight into Alison's life: her loves, her losses - with a side order of gossip. As well as being a hugely entertaining and uplifting read, Alison's story will inspire you to grab life with both hands and make the most of every single moment.

  • Published: 14 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787635272
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $48.00

About the author

Alison Hammond

Known for her quick wit, outrageous presenting style and infectious laugh, Alison Hammond has been a much-loved fixture on British television for two decades. She joined This Morning in 2003 and has since secured some of the most watched - and loved - celebrity interviews ever. She's tap- danced with Renée Zellweger, rapped with Will Smith, jammed with Russell Crowe, and been serenaded by Hugh Jackman.

In 2021, she became one of This Morning's main hosts, alongside Dermot O'Leary, and this year will see her appear on a new BBC Saturday-night primetime entertainment show, I Can See Your Voice, alongside fellow judges Amanda Holden and Jimmy Carr, and host Paddy McGuinness.

From her rise to fame on Channel 4's Big Brother in 2002, to her appearances on I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here!, Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Great British Bake Off, Alison's warmth, honesty and joy have made her one of the most popular presenters on TV today.

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