That theme music, that Geordie voiceover, and the biggest pool ever – the Big Brother house is back…
Tune in to ITV 1 this week to catch Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell turning detective to reunite families…
Davina McCall is a consummate presenter and awards host, best known as the face of Big Brother and for her MTV presenting jobs early in her career.
London-born Davina McCall was passionate about music even in her early years at the Godolphin and Latymer Girls School. At the age of 15 she sang professionally with a band, went solo at the age of 19, produced demo music discs, ran many successful nightclubs in London and even appeared in Kylie Minogue’s music video Word is Out!
Davina’s first TV break came in 1992 with her own show on MTV, and in 1995 she went on to host the ITV game show God's Gift, before becoming the anchor presenter on Channels 4’s Streetmate and prime-time cult show Don’t Try This at Home on ITV1 in 1998.
In 2000, Davina was chosen to present the hugely popular Channel 4 reality show Big Brother. She has hosted all nine series so far and all five of Celebrity Big Brother. The same year, Davina married Matthew Robertson with whom she has three children Holly, Tilly and Chester.
Following her success in the cult reality show, Davina went on to present the Brit Awards in 2001, as well as BBC charity show Comic Relief. She also hosted Popstars: The Rivals for ITV1 followed by The Vault and in 2003, Oblivious and the reality TV show Reborn in the USA.
In 2004 Davina hosted the new ITV1 prime time show Love on a Saturday Night and later that year, she was chosen to present the prestigious BAFTA television awards.
In 2005 Davina announced that she would be hosting her own BBC One prime-time chat show called Davina which aired in early 2006. Shortly afterwards, ITV1 signed up McCall to host the BAFTA Television Awards for the second time. Next Davina became the main presenter on Sport Relief on BBC One alongside friend Chris Evans. She continues to host both Sport Relief and Comic Relief for BBC One.
McCall went on to star in BBC documentary Let's Talk Sex, looking at how sex education is taught in Britain, compared with The Netherlands. She has also published a book under the same title. Such was the power of her work on this topic that sex and relationship education will now be on the UK curriculum from 2010 onwards.
McCall has also turned her hand to acting, appearing in Sam's Game, a Friends-style TV sitcom, as well as the Leigh Francis comedy sketch shows Bo Selecta and A Bear's Tail. McCall provided the voice of an android version of herself for the Doctor Who episode Bad Wolf in 2005, and played herself as a human and subsequently as a bloodthirsty zombie in Dead Set in 2008.
Davina became the face of Garnier in 2007, and has produced several exercise DVDs alongside her personal trainers, Mark and Jackie Wren. Her DVDs have sold nearly a million copies to date!
2011 has seen Davina present three shows - Million Pound Drop, The Biggest Loser and the second series of Got To Dance.
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