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Hilary Timmins


Hilary Timmins became a quiz show staple in the 1980s, with five seasons on iconic show It's in the Bag, working alongside John Hawkesby. The onetime model went on to host the live Lotto draw for more than 15 years. In 1999 she became the first Kiwi woman to take centre stage on a Kiwi quiz show, when she filled in as main presenter of Lotto television show Telebingo. Timmins now lives in England.

Lotto's Hilary Timmins will make television game show history when she fronts Telebingo in January. It is understood to be the first time a woman has taken on the quiz master's role in New Zealand. Kim Newth in the Sunday Star-Times, 20 December 1998