Helen Warner was born in Northern Ireland and moved to East Anglia (where she still lives) when she was four. She studied English at London University (Goldsmiths College) before embarking on a career in TV. Her first job was as a researcher with Carlton TV; she then moved to Liverpool to work as a day producer on Granada TV's flagship daytime show, This Morning, then presented by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.

Back in London, Helen launched and edited the daytime talkshow, Loose Women, before joining Channel 4 as Head of Daytime. During the five years she was there, she oversaw the hugely successful launch of Come Dine With Me into the peak-time schedules, as well as the relaunch of Countdown and the award-winning Deal or No Deal and The Paul O'Grady Show.

Helen is married to her childhood sweetheart, Rob Warner, who also works in TV as a graphics artist, editor and voiceover. They have two children.