Ali Douglas was a television presenter for more than 20 years, presenting Sky Sports News and the ITV national news to name but a few, and made history by becoming the first woman to present the Scottish Premier League. Her successful and high profile life was a far cry from what was going on behind the scenes though. Ali was battling serious mental illness but it wasn’t until the age of 35 that she received a correct diagnosis of Bipolar. After a successful career, Ali made the decision to retire from television in May 2017 to become more of a hands-on mummy to her then 5-year-old son, MK. Life doesn’t always go to plan though… Ali made the decision to begin blogging anonymously on her life with the illness (talkandcheese.net). Then, just a couple of months later, she landed a book deal. Ali’s autobiography came out in November 2018. Now, juggling motherhood with her writing career, Ali has found that it is possible to have a meaningful and happy life, despite living with bipolar.