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Name: Fearne Cotton
DOB: 3 September 1981
Birth Place: Northwood, Greater London, United Kingdom
Claim to fame: Radio and TV presenter extraordinaire
- Fearne’s a pescatarian, meaning she eats fish but not meat
- She studied art at A level and used her art skills to design her 11 tattoos
- Fearne was the first ever female presenter of the Radio 1 Chart Show
- A keen do-gooder, she helped raise £2.4 million for Comic Relief in 2011 by stripping down to a skimpy swimsuit to present her show, causing the station’s website to crash
Top British TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton was born and brought up in the London borough of Hillingdon. Fearne wasted no time on her road to media stardom, nabbing her first TV presenting roles, on Saturday morning kids' shows Disney Club and Diggit, aged just 16.
Her quirky style and enthusiasm, not to mention her hot blonde looks, made Fearne an instant TV hit. At 29, she’s been presenting for more than a decade, fronting some of the UK's biggest mainstream telly shows including Top of The Pops, The Xtra Factor, Comic Relief and Children in Need.
Her love of music led to her dating LostProphets frontman Ian Watkins and becoming the BBC’s go-to girl for music presenting. The first ever female presenter of the Radio 1 Chart Show, Fearne’s now taken over the mid-afternoon Radio 1 slot and fronts live shows from Glasto and just about every other British music festival, the lucky lady.
Fearne’s obsessions include getting tattooed (she’s got 11 so far), raising money for charity, shopping til she drops and breaking up and getting back together with her hip skater boyfriend Jesse Jenkins. Their on-again-off-again relationship led to an engagement on her 29th birthday in 2010. Best pal and fellow TV star Holly Willoughby was all set to help plan the wedding, but sadly it wasn’t to be, and the couple announced their latest split in May 2011.