Fearne Cotton

Radio and Television Presenter
Born Sep 3, 1981

Fearne Cotton is an English television and radio presenter who is known for presenting a number of popular TV programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethon. In 2007, she became the first regular female presenter of BBC Radio 1's Chart Show. She currently presents Radio 1's weekday mid-morning programme, having replaced long-time host Jo Whiley, and is a team captain on the comedy panel show Celebrity Juice.… Read More

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1981 Birth Born on September 3, 1981.


1996 14 Years Old 1 More Event
Cotton began her career with CITV in 1996, when she presented The Disney Club at 15 years of age, but is today best known for her role as a mainstream television and radio presenter and fashion designer. … Read More
2000 18 Years Old She left in 2000, to concentrate on her other projects with CITV, including Draw Your Own Toons and Mouse, aimed at encouraging children to use computers.
2001 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Cotton joined CBBC in 2001 to present children's science programme Eureka TV.


2006 24 Years Old In 2006, Cotton presented the second series of Love Island with Patrick Kielty on ITV, taking over from Kelly Brook.
In 2007, she took over from Ben Shephard as the host of The X Factor spin-off programme, The Xtra Factor on ITV2. … Read More
Cotton and Yates presented the one-off Christmas and New Year specials in both 2008 and 2009, as well as the Comic Relief special in 2009. … Read More
2009 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On 16 July 2009, it was announced that Cotton would become the new presenter of BBC Radio 1's weekday mid-morning show, taking over from Jo Whiley.
2010 28 Years Old Cotton and Holly Willoughby wrote an advice book entitled The Best Friends' Guide to Life which was published in October 2010. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old On 8 August 2012, Cotton announced she was pregnant with her first child, and on 21 February 2013, she announced on Twitter that she had given birth that morning to a son, Rex Rayne Wood.
2014 32 Years Old Wood and Cotton got married in July 2014.
On 27 February 2015, she announced that she was pregnant with her second child and that she would be leaving BBC Radio 1.
2016 34 Years Old Cotton will be joining BBC Radio 2 in July 2016 standing in for Graham Norton on Saturday mornings while Norton takes his annual summer break, she will host alongside musician Martin Kemp.
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