Zoe Ball Biography
Zoe Louise Ball is a British media personality serving as the host of The Radio 2 Breakfast Show and also hosts the show It Takes Two airing every weeknight on BBC Two. She previously worked at Granada TV in Manchester as a runner and later as a researcher and also worked as a host for ITV.
Zoe Ball Age
Ball was born on 23 November 1970 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
Zoe Ball Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Zoe Ball Nationality
She is British.
Zoe Ball Education
Zoe attended Heston Junior School in the district of Hounslow and later attended Farnham Common First School and Farnham Common Middle School before moving to Holy Cross Convent School in Chalfont St Peter and Amersham College of Art and Technology. She also attended the Young Theatre at Beaconsfield where she trained as an actress.
Zoe Ball Parents
She is the daughter of Johnny Ball and Julia Anderson. Her father is a legendary broadcaster and TV presenter best known for making maths and science fun in the late 1970s and 1980s through his numerous children’s TV programmes such as BBC’s Think of a Number and ITV’s Johnny Ball Reveals All. The couple married in 1969 and divorced in 1972 when Zoe was two years old. Her father later married Dianne Cheryl in1976.
Zoe Ball Siblings
She was brought up alongside her brother Jamie Clark.
Zoe Ball Husband
Zoe is in a relationship with Michael Reed, a construction firm boss whom she met In December 2017, through a mutual friend. They dated for two years before splitting up briefly at the end of 2019; they reunited in January 2020.
Zoe Ball Norman Cook
Ball was previously married to Norman Cook also known as Fatboy Slim, a DJ and musician whom she met while working at BBC Radio 1. The couple married at Babington House in Somerset in August 1999. In 2003, they split up but they later reconciled. On 24 September 2016, the couple announced their separation after 18 years together.
Zoe Ball Billy Yates
After splitting up with Norman, Zoe dated cameraman Billy Yates who tragically took his own life at his home in Putney, South London, on May 4, 2017. A source close to Billy claimed the cameraman suffered from depression. Zoe revealed she wanted to do something to celebrate Billy’s memory, so she embarked on a 300-mile bike ride from Blackpool to Brighton for Sport Relief. The stunning feat raised more than £1 million.
Zoe Ball Children
Zoe shares two children with her ex-husband Norman, Woody Cook born in 2000 and Nelly May Lois Cook born in 2010.
Zoe Ball House
Zoe listed her beautiful East Sussex five-bedroom home for sale, just two years after she bought it. Unsurprisingly the stunning home has been a hit, becoming Rightmove’s most viewed home in Sussex in 2020. Zoe and her husband moved to their new home built by Russian aristocrat, Baron Vladimir de Wolff in the 1920s, and boasts a swimming pool, tennis court and acres of land located in Newick.
Zoe Ball BBC News
Ball serves as the host of both Radio 1 Breakfast and The Radio 2 Breakfast Show for the BBC and also hosts the show It Takes Two airing every weeknight on BBC Two. She was the first woman to front the Radio 1 Breakfast Show alone. She also co-presented with Jamie Theakston for four successful series of ‘The Priory’ on Channel 4. She also presented Radio 2’s ‘The Definitive History of UK Dance Music’, and a Saturday morning show with Danny Baker and regularly sits in for Ken Bruce and Dermot O’Leary on their Radio 2 programmes. She also was a contestant on BBC1’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ series and took part in a nationwide ‘Strictly’ tour in 2008.
Zoe also hosted BBC One’s Saturday morning children’s programme Live & Kicking and the pre-school programme Playdays. In 1994, Ball presented SMart with Mark Speight and Jay Burridge until she left in 1996. She also hosted Fully Booked for the first series and she was a regular presenter on Top of the Pops.
Prior to joining the BBC, she previously worked for ITV1, where she co-hosted the wildlife series ‘Extinct’ with Trevor MacDonald, presented the second series of ‘Soapstar Superstar’ for the same channel and also presented ITV1’s nationwide search for a ‘Sandy’ and ‘Danny’ in “Grease Is The Word”. She was also a runner at Granada Television and researcher for the Cool Cube on BSkyB. She then worked as a researcher for quiz shows for two years.
Zoe Ball Salary
She earns an average annual salary of £1.36 million.
Zoe Ball Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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