Jenni co-hosted Entertainment Today, GMTV's showbiz entertainment show, with Ben Shepherd bringing live music, movie and TV news from both sides of the Atlantic. Most recently, Jenni has hosted Fantasy Homes By The Sea for UKTV as well as hosting the daily quiz show, Word Play, for Five, the National Lottery draws for the BBC and most recently hosted the first Scottish Royal Variety Show (STV).
Jenni Falconer was born in Glasgow where she lived until the age of seven, at which point her family relocated to the South of England. In 1994 she moved to Leeds to attend university, majoring in Spanish and Italian, with minors in Latin, Geography and Management Studies.
Jenni’s break into television occurred during her first term when work experience at a local radio station coincided with a memorable appearance on Blind Date (she picked Donda, the 18 stone Fish n Chip Shop owner!). Together, they led to a presenting opportunity with Les Clips, a BBC Scotland production, which was transmitted on her 19th birthday.
In March 1995 she became the co-presenter of BBC Scotland’s outdoor and leisure series, The Big Country and was involved with the show throughout its three-year duration. In 1997, whilst still at university, Jenni began presenting twice weekly strands on the regional magazine show Tonight. A contract with Yorkshire Television soon followed, including becoming a reporter on ITV’s live consumer show, We Can Work It Out and 3D. This meant making the difficult decision of how to juggle her education and career. Jenni made the decision to put her degree ‘on hold’, but fortunately, has never looked back!
1999 & 2000 saw Jenni co-present We Can Work It Out whilst also narrating the second series of the highly successful Pleasure Island for the ITV Network in 2000. In 2001, she joined the BBC1 flagship programme Holiday, and also reported for the BBC 2 watersports show Aqua.
She joined GMTV in September 2000 where she anchored Entertainment Today (2000-2008), GMTV’s showbiz entertainment show with Ben Shephard. This gave Jenni the opportunity to interview the likes of Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Tom Cruise, Justin Timberlake, Leonardo Di Caprio, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslett, Martin Scorcese and Clint Eastwood…..
During 2001/ 2002, and whilst continuing to present on GMTV, Jenni also continued to film for Holiday (BBC1), as well as making an ITV1 special with Cilla Black, Sing With A Star (Oct 2002) and narrate Pleasure Island and Girls Behaving Badly for ITV1. 2003 proved to be just as busy - reporting GMTV’s coverage of “I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here”, co-hosting the ITV1 primetime specials Drop the Celebrity with Mark Durden-Smith and Entertainment
2004 was another non-stop year. Whilst continuing to host Entertainment Today, Jenni travelled the world in five star luxury filming for the prime time holiday series How to Holiday (ITV1). She also presented a number of film specials for ITV1 including, amongst others, Harry Potter, The Aviator, War of the Worlds & Mission Impossible 3, Finding Neverland plus hosted the live ITV2 coverage of The Television BAFTAs and British Soap Awards.
Jenni became the new face of The National Lottery in Sept 2006, hosting two new unique shows for them. She continued to present Movie Premiere Specials for ITV1 and also had a fortnightly column for No.1 magazine, Scotland.
Most recently, Jenni covered Holly Willoughby’s maternity leave on This Morning (ITV1) and gave birth to her first child, Ella, with husband James in September 2011. She has also recently presented Fantasy Homes By The Sea for UKTV and continues to host the National Lottery draws for the BBC and has designed and developed her own fitness range for Debenhams.
In 2013, Jenni turned her hand to radio and has been commanding the airwaves ever since as Heart FM’s network presenter, driving the Early Breakfast show. Jenni is passionate for health and fitness and writes a monthly column for ‘Your Fitness’ magazine as well as having run many marathons.
Jenni is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, The Children’s Trust and The Dog’s Trust and is also Patron of Breast Cancer 2000 and a supporter of Great Ormond St and Clic Sargent.
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