Prior to presenting The Word, she had been part of the cabaret duo Boo, was as a youth worker, and acted in two stage plays.
Huffty presented the show for only one series, but achieved popular recognition. She also appeared on the Harry Hill show in the late 1990s.
She was one of the guest stars at Pride Scotia in 1998.
She appeared in Geordie Finishing School for Girls on BBC Three in July 2011.
- Hunter Davies, Hunter, "Interview: The Word according to Huffty: The end of the current Friday night TV series is nigh, just when she'd mastered shaving her head when drunk. So what next?", The Independent, 15 March 1994
- Terry Christian, My Word, Orion Books 2007 isbn 0-7528-7437-3}}
- BBC.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012xyx4