Zoë Ball Ball

Last updated 09 January 2020

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Zoë Ball

Born: Monday 23rd November 1970 (age: 53)

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Zoë Ball is a television and radio presenter in the United Kingdom.

Born in 1970 in Blackpool, she is the daughter of the mathematical legend Johnny Ball. Her early career was as a researcher for quiz shows before becoming a presenter for The Big Breakfast for Channel 4 and then the Saturday morning children's show Live & Kicking. She then went on to present childrens' art programme SMart.

In October 1997 she became the first female presenter of the BBC's The Radio 1 Breakfast Show, followed by various presenting roles on XFM between 2002 and 2004. In more recent years she has often provided relied presenting duties in BBC Radio 2, covering for Ken Bruce and Chris Evans.

Back on television, she is the presenter of the Strictly Come Dancing followup shows It Takes Two, and she was a contestant on the dancing show herself in the third series, becoming a runner up in third place.

She is married to the DJ and musician Norman Cook and they have two children, Woody and Nelly in Hove, Sussex.