Abby Coleman Wiki – Abby Coleman Biography
Abby Coleman is an Australian radio presenter and comedian living in Brisbane, currently employed with B105. She became popular when she became the finishing runner-up on the first season of the Australian version of The Mole as an 18-year-old.
She is originally from South Australia, and she first appeared on Australian television in 2000 as a contestant on the first season of the Australian version of The Mole. She finished runner-up to Jan Moody, who correctly identified Alan Mason as the Mole in the finale. She subsequently went on to appear on a number of other television programs, including presenting Couch Potato on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, filling in as weather presenter on the Nine Network’s Weekend Today and appearing as a panellist on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, among others.
In 2007 she moved back to Adelaide to complete a degree at university and two years later she started presenting the afternoon segment on SAFM. After a brief stint in Sydney, where she filled in as presenter on the national countdown show The Hot30 Countdown for two months. In 2011, she moved to Brisbane and joined B105 to host, Stav, Abby & Matt alongside Stav Davidson and Matty Acton.
Abby Coleman Age
She was born Abby Jane Coleman on May 26, 1982 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Abby Coleman Husband
She is married to her husband, Scott Burdon.They got married in December 2010.
Abby Coleman Children
She has three sons.
Abby Coleman Eating Disorder
According to radioinfo through a podcast dubbed – End Eating Disorders, she shared her personal battle with Bulimia, drugs, and alcohol to save lives by breaking down stigmas and sharing the hope of recovery.
Abby said, “I remember thinking I’d never be able to enjoy food and be ok with who I was. We had healthy food in the house growing up so I would look forward to eating junk food at my grandmother’s house to the point of throwing up.
“I started purging after eating food I considered unhealthy, but even when I started working in the media it seemed on the outside that I was fine. I felt embarrassed and couldn’t imagine anyone else going through it.
“I didn’t tell anyone – for so many years I felt completely alone because not even my Mum and best friend knew what I was going through. I gave up on ever getting well and figured I was always going to feel ashamed.
“I didn’t know what a normal relationship with food was anymore.”
Abby attributes the support of her husband, who had the experience of a close relative with an eating disorder, and professional counseling in guiding her to recovery.
“Seeing an eating disorder coach helped my private battle because she understood what I was experiencing.
“She gave me the simple, practical tip to stop brushing my teeth after purging because it was affecting the enamel on my teeth, and to only rinse my mouth out. I thought ‘oh wow she gets this, she’s been here before’, and even though there were so many steps were ahead of that to get me through, it was a practical thing to help along the way.
“If you think you can get better by yourself, please reconsider. The longer you go without professional help, the harder it gets. You may not think you can recover but it does get better, you’re not broken or stuffed – you can find enjoyment and happiness.”