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