Our consumer affairs specialist was born to Hungarian parents in Epping but will rarely admit to being an Essex girl.
When she was two her parents took her to Paris for a year.
On her return to the UK she finally started speaking English and has been hard to shut up ever since.
Gillian studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford, then was recruited by a young William Hague to work as a management consultant at McKinsey.
While he went into Parliament, she went into journalism.
She joined Working Lunch at its launch in 1994 and has been pounding the High Street on behalf of consumers ever since.