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Janet Ellis

Tv Presenter and Actress
Female
Born Sep 16, 1955

Janet Ellis is a British television presenter and actress, who appeared on BBC children's television in the 1980s, including a four year period as a presenter on Blue Peter, a role she won after hosting the award-winning children's programme Jigsaw.

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CHILDHOOD

1955 Birth Born on September 16, 1955.

TWENTIES

1977 21 Years Old Ellis met her first husband, TV director Robin Bextor, at the age of 16 and married him in 1977 when she was 21. … Read More
1979 23 Years Old …  Her big break came in 1979, when she played the character of "Teka" in the Doctor Who story The Horns of Nimon. … Read More
1983 27 Years Old After four series of the programme Ellis left to join Blue Peter on 28 April 1983, and during her four year stint co-presented with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene, Peter Duncan, Michael Sundin, Mark Curry and Caron Keating.

THIRTIES

1987 31 Years Old Her last show was on 29 June 1987. … Read More
1991 35 Years Old After leaving Blue Peter Ellis married Leach and they had another child, daughter Martha-Rose, in 1991. … Read More
1994 38 Years Old After leaving Blue Peter Ellis scaled back her presenting commitments in order to spend time bringing up her family. During this period she presented the BBC's Open Air programme, wrote a book entitled How to Get Married Without Divorcing Your Family with her friend and ex Blue Peter co-host Caron Keating in 1994, and provided voiceovers for numerous advertisements. … Read More

FORTIES

2001 45 Years Old She played a TV reporter in an episode of the first full series of Waking the Dead in 2001. … Read More
2003 47 Years Old Her first major presenting job since Blue Peter was property show Housebusters between 2003 and 2005 on Five. … Read More

FIFTIES

2007 51 Years Old Despite being 'saved' by Stewart Copeland on the first night, on 3 January 2007 she was the second celebrity to be eliminated, after judge CeCe Sammy described her as having the vocal characteristics of "a cat on speed". … Read More
2008 52 Years Old In May 2008 she appeared naked in a magazine in support of PETA and in June of the same year she won The Weakest Link Blue Peter celebrity charity special. … Read More
2009 53 Years Old She has also appeared in a 2009 episode of Hotel Babylon and in December 2009 she narrated The Man Behind the Masquerade, a BBC documentary about Kit Williams.
2010 54 Years Old In December 2010, Janet and her daughter Sophie appeared on Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop Live. … Read More
2012 56 Years Old In January 2012 Ellis returned to her first love of acting by staging and starring in a production of Alan Bennett's comedy play Green Forms at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick in order to raise money for Maggie's Centres.
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