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Zoe Ball

Zoe Ball
Zoë Louise Ball (born 23 November 1970 in Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English television and radio personality, most famous for becoming the first female host of the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show and for her earlier work presenting 1990s kids show Live & Kicking. The daughter of children's TV presenter Johnny Ball, Zoë Ball grew up in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire and was educated at a convent school and a sixth form college.

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1970-12-23
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Zoë Louise Ball
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Sagittarius
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Blackpool Lancashire England
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United Kingdom
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White
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5'10"
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TV & Radio Presenter
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Sexy smoker
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Raving And Socialising With Friends
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Zoë Louise Ball (born 23 November 1970 in Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English television and radio personality, most famous for becoming the first female host of the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show and for her earlier work presenting 1990s kids show Live & Kicking.

The daughter of children's TV presenter Johnny Ball, Zoë Ball grew up in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire and was educated at a convent school and a sixth form college. Her first TV appearance was as a child in the studio audience of Saturday morning children's show Saturday Superstore, on which her father was appearing as a guest.

She began her television career as a runner at Granada Television and researcher on BSkyB. She worked as a researcher for quiz shows for two years. Her presenting jobs have included hosting The Big Breakfast and The Priory on Channel 4, BBC One's Saturday morning children's programme Live & Kicking and pre-school programme Playdays. Between 1996-1998 she was a regular presenter on Top of the Pops usually alternating with fellow presenters and DJs Jayne Middlemiss and Jo Whiley. The three only ever presented together once on Christmas Day 1997. Between 1999-2001, she was a co-host with Jamie Theakston on Friday night chat/music show The Priory, which was comissioned by Chris Evans then production company Ginger Productions. Despite initial strong ratings, the show failed to capitalise on this despite the demise of TFI Friday (also a Ginger production) and figures slowly dropped. A fourth series was never comissioned, while today the show is remembered by many as a failed attempt to emulate TFI Friday's sucsess, including the time slot it once occupied. Despite the shows relative failure, fans of the former UK Play spoof interviews show Rock Profile, often recall creators (and future stars of Little Britain) Matt Lucas and David Walliams appearance on the show as Danny and Noel from Hear'Say, in which they constantly sung "Monday, Monday" after Jamie asked them a question. As Jamie was the interviewer on Rock Profile, he as a result reprised his role from that show.

Ball then co-hosted the 2002 BRIT Awards with Frank Skinner, following which motherhood meant that she took less TV work.

In 2005 after co-hosting the BBC reality show Strictly Dance Fever, Ball became a contestant on series 3 of its sister show Strictly Come Dancing, partnering with Ian Waite. Ball and Waite ranked 3rd place.

At the end of 2006, Ball co-hosted ITV1's Extinct, with Sir Trevor McDonald.

In January 2007, she presented the second series of ITV1's Soapstar Superstar, taking over from Fern Britton and Ben Shephard, who hosted the first series. In March 2007, she hosted ITV talent search Grease Is the Word.

Although known primarily for her TV work, it was in radio where Ball became a major British celebrity after she was recruited to co-host the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show in October 1997 with Kevin Greening. She eventually graduated to become the sole host - the first female DJ to do so. At this time, her hard-drinking, hard-partying antics contributed to the identification of the so-called "ladette culture" of the late 1990s. She later notoriously re-created the naked pose on a backturned chair made famous by Christine Keeler when doing an interview and spread with SKY magazine.

Ball left BBC Radio 1 in March 2000 to raise a family. Her final breakfast show was on the 30 March 2000, and she was succeeded by Sara Cox.

Though regarded as professional, Ball twice received a BBC warning for swearing on the radio - first when she used the word "bastard" while being interviewed by Chris Evans during his stint on the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show (she was publicising her appointment to The Big Breakfast at the time); then, as host of the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show, for using the expression "fucking brilliant" to describe a night out she had.

She returned to radio in mid 2002 when she joined London's Rock Station XFM, where she presented the Weekday Drivetime show until December 2003 & then in January 2004 took over a Friday evening music show for the station. She also stood in for Ricky Gervais whilst he filmed the second series of The Office. She eventually left XFM at the end of 2004. In September 2007, she celebrated 40 years of Radio 1 by hosting a show with Sara Cox.

Since 2006 she has provided relief presenting duties for BBC Radio 2, fronting specialist documentaries, sitting in for Dermot O'Leary for 3 weeks in February 2006 and co-presenting, along with Danny Baker, the hastily-conceived replacement for Jonathan Ross' Saturday morning show, in the wake of Ross' suspension due to Sachsgate in 2008. From 2009, as well as Simon Mayo, Zoe is considered one of the main relief presenters for Ken Bruce's weekday mid-morning show.

While at BBC Radio 1, Ball began a relationship with DJ and musician Norman Cook (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim). The couple married in August 1999. Though the relationship was called into question when she had an affair with close friend of Cook and fellow DJ Dan Peppe. The couple have one son, Woody (born December 2000), and live in Hove.

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