Janet trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has appeared in theatres up and down the country and on TV in everything from Dr Who and The Sweeney to Jigsaw. She presented Blue Peter for four years in the eighties, and since leaving has worked as an actress, presenter, broadcaster and writer. She is a regular panellist on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and is a regular contributor to radio and TV, newspapers and magazines. Her first novel, The Butcher's Hook was published in 2016 and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize. She lives in London and has three children and three grandchildren.
RT @amandjacoe: Looking forward to chatting Apple Tree Yard on page & screen @edbookfest today 2:30 with @DoughtyLouise & @missjanetellis
@emmafreud @billyinafield @ArfurSmith Oh me too, and this is lovely. We had such fun didn't we?
'Adam' from National Theatre of Scotland @edfringe is utterly compelling. Feel lucky to have seen it.