Fearne Cotton is one of the UK’s most in demand TV and radio presenters. Her natural charm and warm presenting style has made her a firm favourite with viewers and listeners alike, seeing her crowned Glamour Magazine’s “TV Personality Of The Year” in 2007.
Fearne has a great deal 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.
Following this Fearne made a strong name for herself as a children’s TV presenter hosting Finger Tips, Pet Swap and Mouse for CITV, Granada’s youth activity gameshow Pump It Up and Disney’s art animation series Draw You Own Toons, which saw her put her art A Level to good use.
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 reins 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.
2009 saw Fearne, fulfilling two lifelong ambitions. Firstly, designing and endorsing her own ‘Fearne Cotton’ fashion range for Very (which can be viewed at ‘very.co.uk’), and in September taking the reins from Jo Whiley to present the popular Radio 1 weekday 10am-12.45pm slot. In October, ITV2 launched Fearne’s own interview show called Fearne And..., where she interviews popular personalities including Paris Hilton and Peaches Geldof.
2010 was another busy year with more clothing ranges done for Very.co.uk, a second series of Fearne And..., the return of Celebrity Juice, a make up range with Boots and Fearne also continues to host her Radio 1 show.
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