Mavis Nicholson was born in 1930 in Briton Ferry, south Wales. After university, she became an advertising copywriter and then a fulltime mother. She was a forty year old mother of three when she began presenting ‘Good Afternoon’, which was followed by many other programmes, including ‘Mavis on 4’. She was a grandmother of three when she began her famous chat show, ‘Mavis Catches Up With…’. She lives in mid Wales.