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ylie Gil­lies has warned us in ad­vance that she doesn’t like talk­ing about her­self. “I don’t think you’ll get much out of me,” she says, in a man­ner which trans­mits as part apol­ogy and part jour­nal­is­tic chal­lenge.

In­deed, the day be­fore she meets with Stel­lar she even con­fessed to her hair­dresser that she’s more com­fort­able ask­ing ques­tions than an­swer­ing them. For­tu­nately, her hairstylist­turned-psy­chol­o­gist had some great ad­vice: “Just stand up and own it.”

So it is that the fol­low­ing morn­ing the TV host and 51-year-old mum of two rocks up to our shoot in denim cut-offs and a denim shirt, and promptly kicks off her shoes. Bare­foot in the sun­shine, her face free of make-up, she looks more like a surfer girl who’s swept in from the set of Home And Away than one of the key per­son­al­i­ties piv­otal in the Seven Net­work’s con­tin­ued rat­ings suc­cess.

If the machi­na­tions of morn­ing tele­vi­sion are sec­ond only to pol­i­tics in terms of scru­tiny and skul­dug­gery, then Gil­lies and her co-host Larry Em­dur are unique not only for their sta­bil­ity but their longevity. They’ve sat side by side on The Morn­ing Show couch for more

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