Lynn Faulds Wood

Lynn Faulds Wood Bio – Wiki

Lynn Faulds Wood was a Former BBC Watchdog presenter, has died aged 72 after suffering a ‘massive stroke’. She was born in Glasgow and grew up on Loch Lomondside.


She was a Television presenter, journalist, and cancer campaigner.


Lynn Faulds Wood has died at the age of 72.


Glasgow University (MA) Glasgow Caledonian University (D.Litt (hon) for services to bowel cancer)


Faulds Wood was also notable for rejecting an MBE in 2016 saying the honours system needs to be dragged ‘into the 21st Century’. The consumer champion, who was born in Glasgow and grew up near Loch Lomondside, began her career working for newspapers including the Daily Mail and The Sun.

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Afterwards, she moved into breakfast television, and after her stint at Watchdog presented programmes about cancer including Doctor Knows Best and Bobby Moore & Me. She also presented the investigative programme World In Action during the 1990s, before going on to become a consumer champion on GMTV between 2003 and 2009.

In 2006 she worked with Dame Esther Rantzen to present BBC consumer rights programme Old Dogs, New Tricks.

Husband, Children

She married British journalist and television presenter John Stapleton in 1977; they had a son, Nick, born in 1987. The couple lived in St Margarets, London. She survived both advanced bowel and skin cancer. In late December 2016, Faulds Wood declined the offer of an MBE in the New Year Honours.

Lynn Faulds Cancer

In 1991, at the age of 40, she found out she had stage three bowel cancer while working on the show. She eventually recovered and went on to call for better awareness of the illness.

Death and Cause

Lynn Faulds Wood has died aged 72 after suffering from a ‘massive stroke’. In a statement, it was confirmed she passed away with her husband and son at her bedside.

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