Fearne Cotton life and biography

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Fearne Cotton biography

Date of birth : 1981-09-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Northwood, London
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2013-08-05
Credited as : Tv personality, presenter on CBBC, Diggit

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Fearne Cotton is a British television presenter. At the age of 30, Fearne has a wealth of live and pre-recorded presenting experience under her belt having being spotted at the age of 15 by ITV's 'Disney Club'. This opportunity led to a three-year contract as co-presenter for GMTV's live weekend youth series Diggit.

Fearne grew up in the North-West London suburb of Eastcote and even in her early days stood out as a rare talent.Fearne Cotton began her presenting career in 1998 at the age of 16, with early morning GMTV children's show "Diggit", after being discovered in a talent search. She soon found herself fronting several children's programmes for CITV, including "Draw Your Own Toons" and "Mouse", a show aimed at encouraging children to use computers. In 2002 she presented "Finger Tips", an… More arts and crafts programme for children, with co-presenter Stephen Mulhern.

Fearne soon branched out from ITV, and her association with CBBC began when she presented children's science programme, "Eureka TV". Her popularity with viewers won her a role as co-presenter on CBBC Sunday Morning show, "Smile", and before long, she was given the task of re-vitalising the ailing "The Saturday Show" for the BBC. Ironically, her former "Finger Tips" co-presenter, Stephen Mulhern was soon to present rival CITV Saturday Morning show "Ministry Of Mayhem" .

In 2003 she started presenting "Top Of The Pops Saturday" with her The Saturday Show co-presenter, Simon Grant. The same year she took part in "Comic Relief Does Fame Academy".In 2004 Fearne became the main presenter of "Top Of The Pops", which she now co-presents with a different guest presenter each week. She also narrates the popular CBBC Serious… documentary strand, as well as continuing to present various other children's programmes for the BBC, including "Only In America". In May 2005 she continued her association with Comic Relief when she hosted part of the "Red Nose Day" telethon.

During the summer of 2006, Fearne co-presented ITV1's reality series 'Love Island' alongside Patrick Kielty in Fiji for two months, an experience she regards as one of the best of her life. She then returned to UK screens at the end of October to host four live shows of 'Make Me A Super Model' for Channel 5.

2007 got off to an amazing start with Fearne presenting the backstage coverage for ITV1 at 'The BRITS , followed by a trip to LA to host 'The Oscars' Red Carpet coverage at the 79th Annual Academy Awards for Sky One. Fearne then opened 'Comic Relief' with Lenny Henry and Jonathan Ross.

Later in 2007, Fearne was honoured to be asked to carry out the only UK interview with Prince William and Prince Harry in lead up to the 'Concert For Diana'. The concert was a huge success and Fearne co-presented the day for the BBC, which was broadcast across the globe.

The remainder of 2007 saw a busy Fearne co-host Eurovision show 'Making Your Mind Up' alongside Terry Wogan on BBC1, and launch her own prime time dating show with pal Holly Willoughby for ITV1, 'Holly & Fearne Go Dating'. Alongside this, Fearne also took over the reigns at ITV2's massively successful show 'The Xtra Factor', the spin off show to ITV's huge entertainment programme 'The X Factor'.

The following year saw a packed diary of shows, again presenting the backstage coverage at "The BRITS" and hosting the ITV1 special 'Guilty Pleasures', a music show based on the successful club night of the same name. Fearne also caught the eye of US television, flying to LA to host her own one-off prime time special for NBC, 'Guinness World Records – Live'. On the back of this, Fearne was then offered the co-host role on NBC's successful reality show 'Last Comic Standing', which saw her travel across the US looking for comedy's next big thing.

Over the last few years Fearne has come into her own combining her love for broadcasting and some of her own more personal passions as she continues to be one of the most sought after names in entertainment. Fearne can be heard weekday mornings 10 am – 12.45pm on BBC Radio 1 where she mixes big celebrity interviews with exclusive acoustic performances with the biggest names in music, attracting over 5 million listeners each show. Her love of music has extended into her anchoring both the iTunes Festival for ITV2 and the major music festivals over the summer of 2011 for BBC3. Fearne was also chosen to host the huge Sky1 hit show Must Be The Music, which saw acts plucked from obscurity and given the chance to enter the UK charts right in front of viewers' eyes.

September 2010 saw a new series of the popular interview show Fearne And... which has featured stellar names including Paris Hilton, Beth Ditto, Mischa Barton and Craig David up close and personal as Fearne looks at the fascinating lives of the famous. Celebrity Juice, now into its sixth series, sees Fearne as a team captain. The show continues to be a ratings winner for ITV2, shocking and enthralling audiences with its close to the bone humour.

In July 2013 she released her new collection for the Very.co.uk.

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