Davina McCall Biography
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.
Background and 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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18th August 2011
That theme music, that Geordie voiceover, and the biggest pool ever â€“ the Big Brother house is back â€“ but Davina McCall isn't â€“ the veteran presenter has been replaced by (double) former Big Brother winner Brian Dowling.
22nd April 2011
Tune in to ITV 1 this week to catch Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell turning detective to reunite families on a new series. Long Lost Family will bring people together with living relatives they have failed to track down. The series will look at how people become estranged, and then follow the process of tracing relatives, to conclude with an emotional reunion.
18th March 2011
Britainâ€™s Best Comic talent will gather together to regale the nation with side-splitting skits and rollicking satire â€“ and all for a good cause.
18th May 2010
Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell have signed up to host a new show on ITV1 that will help reunite familes. Long Lost Family will start in the Autumn, and will look at how people become estranged as well as the process of tracing lost relatives. "I've never been so excited about a show in my career," said Nicky. "I have a deep emotional connection with it, being an adopted person and having traced my own birth families."
12th March 2010
Christine Bleakley was in tears this morning as she completed her daunting bid to waterski across the world's busiest shipping lane. Despite falling eight times into the 4C freezing sea, she made it across 22 miles of choppy ocean in just one hour 40 minutes. Setting off for the French coast at 7.46am, The One Show presenter was good spirits supported by her co-host Adrian Chiles. Christine was determined to complete her challenge whatever the weather after raising thousands of pounds for Sport Relief.
1st March 2010
David Walliams leads a group of celebritiies - inlcuding Davina McCall, Russell Howard, Patrick Kielty, Jimmy Carr, Miranda Hart and Fearne Cotton - on a 1,000 mile charity cycle ride for Sport Relief. The journey starts today from John O'Groats and they will arrive some 80 cycle hours later in Land's End
14th May 2008
Davina McCall will return to present the ninth series of Big Brother, Channel 4 has confirmed.
17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
16th May 2013
Economist and keynote speaker, Dambisa Moyo has expressed her views on the worldâ€™s resources and where she believes the West stand on the matter.
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
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