Sally Bercow is a newspaper columnist and regularly appears on the media commentating on current affairs. Although married to the Speaker of the House of Commons, she is far from being a conventional political wife and is an active outspoken member of the labour party in her own right.
Sally recently starred in the reality shows When Paddy Met Sally and Celebrity Big Brother. She is a parent patron of the charity ambitious about autism and campaigns to raise autism awareness.
Described as a ‘breath of fresh air’ in the stuffy world of Westminster, Sally is refreshingly honest and personable and has a great sense of fun. A member of the National Union of Journalists, she writes a weekly column for the Daily Star Sunday. She also regularly reviews the news of the day for ITV’s This Morning and is a guest panellist on current affairs show The Wright Stuff (channel 5)
not shy of media controversy and has made headline news on several occasions. In particular, her decision to appear on Celebrity Big Brother in summer 2011 caused a stir. In the process, she raised £100,000 for Ambitious about Autism and raised the profile of autism.
2012 has also started with a bang, seeing the TX of When Paddy Met Sally, a two-part documentary on Channel Five, which explored the unlikeliest of friendships between Sally and the Irish traveller Paddy Doherty (My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star & Celebrity Big Brother winner). The show was a massive success and achieved very high ratings.
Other recent TV credits include: Have I Got News For You, BBC Question Time, BBC This Week, Sky News at Ten, 10 O’Clock Live (Channel 4), Daybreak (ITV) Lorraine (Kelly) show (ITV) Vanessa Feltz show (C5) Andrew Marr (BBC) The Politics Show (BBC) Saturday Night Show (RTE) Boulton (Sky) Murnaghan (Sky) and the Alan Titchmarsh show. Radio Credits include R4 (both Today and PM) Radio 5 and LBC. She has been a frequent contributor to The Guardian (comment is free) and the influential website Labour Uncut.
In addition, Sally is a keen user of the social networking site Twitter and featured in The Independent’s ‘Twitter 100’ – a definitive who’s who of the UK’s tweet elite (February 2011).
Sally and her husband John have three young children.
Sally and best known Irish traveller Paddy Doherty formed an unlikely friendship in the Celebrity Big Brother house and despite their different background when they did a two part series ‘When Paddy Met Sally’ they lived each other’s lives.
Following the success of this two part series the couple joined back together later in 2012 to travel across the globe and learn more about the different lifestyles, cultures and beliefs of the traveller communities.