Norwich’s Trisha Goddard ‘living the dream again’ ahead of new US show

Norwich-based Trisha Goddard says she is living the dream as she relaunches her TV career in the US.

The presenter has been given the all-clear after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 – and has landed a new show for NBC in New York.

It is the first major role for the mother of two, who lives in the city with her husband Peter, since her run on British TV ended in 2009 when her show was axed.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, she said she sometimes cannot believe her luck. 'When I'm running across the fields with the dog back in England, I will wonder if all of this really happened,' she said.

'When I started out back in 1987, I never dreamed I would get a job as a television presenter in Australia, that I would be the first black female presenter in their history or that I would then be head-hunted back to England to present there.

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'And then, to be here in the United States – part of me thinks the alarm clock is going to go off in a minute and I will have to wake up and do the school run.'

The 54-year-old said her experience of cancer, from which she was recently given a clean bill of health, had changed her outlook.

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'Cancer has definitely changed me. I love what I do – I love connecting with people, whether it's in the street or on television – but I'm far more relaxed about it all now; I'm not some career-driven beast these days,' she said.

'I used to live everywhere but in the here and now. I live in the now these days, I really do.'

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