Neil Fox's Biography
Neil Fox was born in Harrow in 1961, but grew up in Thames Ditton, Surrey.
Neil Fox, often dubbed Dr Fox, went to Bath University before starting his long broadcast career at Radio Wyvern in 1985. Neil Fox then had an 18 month stint at Radio Luxembourg, before joining Capital Radio in 1987. He stayed there for 18 years.
At Capital, Dr Fox broadcast his 'Surgery' shows and hosted The Pepsi Chart. He won numerous awards for radio broadcasting.
Neil Fox joined Magic in September 2005 as host of the More Music Breakfast Show.
Fox has also been a regular on TV, most notably as a judge on Pop Idol.
Other credits include The Big Call, The Great British Test series, Discomania, and Record of the Year.
Whilst Neil Fox was on Pop Idol, his father died and in The Daily Mail, Neil Fox wrote a moving article about his father's battle with prostate cancer.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Neil Fox discussed his departure from Capital and also gave his opinion on June Sarpong replacing him on the Hit 40 UK Rundown show:
"I'm a player. I'm moving on. But I have views about who is going to replace me. I have opinions. I think June is very televisual, which is not necessarily good for the radio."
Dr Fox was one of the judges of Great Ormond Street Hospital's Peter Pan Awards.
Neil Fox was the first contestant to be voted off Dancing On Ice 2007, after a skate-off against Kay Burley.
In January 2014, it was announced that Neil Fox had signed a new two-year contract to present a revamped breakfast show on Bauer Media's Magic 105.4, entitled Foxy in the Morning.
In December 2015, he was cleared of eight charges of indecent assaults and two of sexual assaults that had been alleged to take place between 1988 and 2014.
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