Gillian spent a brief spell on the BBC Northern Ireland TV announcing staff in 1992. She then moved to UTV, to take up a similar role there. Many of the continuity links on UTV were presented in-vision. By the early 2000s, UTV was cutting back on live continuity: most weekday daytime junctions featured announcer-less idents. Pre-recorded daytime announcements later become the norm. Live continuity was restricted to 5pm – late-night.

In autumn 2016, in-vision continuity ceased, prior to the introduction of a new on air look for the channel, which would bring it in line with the appearance of ITV. The move followed the takeover of UTV plc by ITV plc in February 2016. Gillian now alternates out-of-vision continuity shifts with Julian Simmons. Aidan Browne provides occasional relief cover.

 

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