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Shelley Webb

Name  Shelley Webb

Role  Writer
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Books  Footballers' Wives Tell Their Tales

Shelley Webb is a British TV presenter, writer, and sports journalist and author of the book Footballers' Wives Tell Their Tales. The book was the basis of the ITV series Footballers' Wives, which was an "enormous hit."

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Personal life

Webb married former England footballer Neil Webb, and the couple had two children Luke and Josh, who today are both young professional footballers. Webb's father was a professional footballer, and she has been a fan since childhood. She was a university student when she and Neil met. They married when she was 21.

Career

Webb, who holds a first-class honours degree in English and History, trained as a journalist before her marriage and resumed that career with the local Nottingham Evening Post, working as an occasional sports writer, and was forced to turn down a job as a radio broadcaster in Nottingham when Neil Webb moved form Nottingham Forest to Manchester United. She later moved to TV presenting. She worked as an on-air journalist for Standing Room Only (TV series), then for BBC World Service Television.

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This professional visibility led to interviews about her life as a footballer's wife, and, eventually, led her to write the book Footballers' Wives Tell Their Tales in 1998, the year she and Neil split up.

Her Footballers' Wives looked at the reality of being a modern footballer's wife. Webb, a journalist, interviewed 14 of her fellow footballer's wives for her 1998 book, painting what The Daily Telegraph called "a dismal picture of chronic insecurity, upheaval, boredom and loneliness."

The book was the basis for a TV series Footballers' Wives, a series that described the lives of footballers and their families in the years when they became "like pop stars," a level of coverage that the Scotsman described as "even sillier" than fan enthusiasm, offers of sex. and lack of privacy Webb described in her book about footballers' families in the 1990s.

References

Shelley Webb Wikipedia


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