Edwina Currie came to prominence as a minister in Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government. Since then she has been a best-selling author, with novels such as A Parliamentary Affair and A Woman's Place. A frequent contributor to news and current affairs programmes including Sky News, BBC TV's Newsnight and Question Time, she is rarely out of the public eye. Most recently she has appeared on All Star Family Fortunes, Come Dine With Me and Strictly Come Dancing. She lives in Derbyshire and London.