Zoe Ball Biography
Zoe Ball is an illustrious British-American journalist, radio presenter, and television. She was the first female host for the Radio 1 Breakfast and BBC The Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Ball alongside Jamie Theakston from 1996-1999 presented Live & Kicking, the 1990s children’s show.
Zoe Ball Age
Zoe was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, on the 23rd of November 1970. She is 53 years old.
Zoe Ball Height
Ball stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 10 inches (Approx. 1.78 m).
Zoe Ball Education
She studied at Heston Junior School located in the district of Hounslow, London. Later, Zoe enrolled at Farnham Common Middle School and Farnham Common First School before shifting to Amersham College of Art and Technology. Furthermore, Ball joined the Young Theatre based in Beaconsfield and pursued an acting career.
Zoe Ball Family
She was born to her stalwart father Johnny Ball, and her staunch mother Julia Anderson Ball in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Johnny is an English television personality and an eminent populariser of mathematics. He was born in Bristol, England, on the 23rd of May 1938. Presently, Johnny is 83 years old.
Zoe Ball Husband
She is a married woman to her good-looking husband Michael Reed. The two met in December 2017 through a mutual friend. Michael and Zoe dated for two years before splitting up briefly at the end of 2019. They reunited, in January 2020.
Previously, Zoe was initially married to Norman Cook alias Fatboy Slim. He is a DJ, English record producer, and musician. Norman was born in Bromley, Kent, Greater London, England, on July 31, 1963. Norman and Zo in August 1999, tied their knots at Babington House in Somerset. Unfortunately, in September 2006, they divorced. In the bargain, Zoe was also dating her boyfriend Billy Yates. However, Billy passed away and she took a four-week break following his demise.
Zoe Ball Kids
She is a proud mother of two children namely Woody Cook and Nelly Cook. Woody was born in 2000 and Nelly was born on January 14, 2010.
Zoe Ball Salary
Zoe earns an annual salary of $89,795 per year. This is according to BBC Radio 2 anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Zoe Ball’s Net Worth
Ball has an estimated net worth of $5 million U.S dollars.
Zoe Ball Career
She began her TV career as a runner at Granada Television and as a researcher for the Cool Cube. Zoe then served as a researcher for quiz shows for two years. Her presenting jobs have included The Big Breakfast, Live & Kicking, hosting Playdays, and The Priory on Channel 4. She alongside Mark Speight and Jay Burridge presented SMart in 1994 until 1996, her departure.
Zoe is 1995, hosted Fully Booked for the first series. Betwixt 1996 and 1998, She was a frequent presenter on Top of the Pops. Ball was a co-host with Jamie Theakston on Wednesday night chat/music show The Priory from 1999 and 2001. Zoe alongside Frank Skinner hosted the 2002 Brit Awards.
She also narrated The Nation’s Favourite ’70s Number One, The Nation’s Favourite ’80s Number One, Don’t Tell the Bride, and two ITV Specials. Ball alongside Ashley Banjo in 2016 presented a Saturday night game show for BBC One christened Can’t Touch This.
On various occasions, Ball covered The Radio 2 Breakfast Show for Chris Evans. She was announced as the new host of The Radio 2 Breakfast Show by Chris Evans on 3 October 2018 and started the role on 14 January 2019.