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Natalie Pinkham's Biography

 
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Natalie Pinkham grew up near Hastings. Her brother Sam is a DJ for Heart radio in Nottingham, her mother is a barrister and her father is a specialist in Croatian property.

Natalie Pinkham was educated at Queenswood boarding school and then a day girl at Rugby before studying politics at Nottingham University.

After university, Natalie Pinkham started her career in TV as a researcher on Ready Steady Cook.

She went on to become a presenter. Her credits include being the host of Sky TV's The Poker Channel, presenting ITV's World Cuppa, and hosting the European Poker Tour for Challenge TV.

Natalie Pinkham has received press coverage for her connections to various men.

Her first love and long-term relationship was with England rugby player Matt Dawson.

She told The Mail that Matt Dawson was not famous when they met:

"I met him when he was 22. We just hit it off. He was a student sports teacher at a local school. I met him years before he played professionally. He was on a salary of £7,000 a year, living in a pokey little house."

Matt Dawson introduced her to Prince Harry.

Victoria Coren in The Observer refers to Natalie Pinkham's breasts, which featured in one of the photographs:

"When I was nervously washing my hands while Natalie Pinkham adjusted her microphone at the next sink, she reminded me that (around the time of her mini-scandal) various members of the press implied that she might have had a breast enlargement, including me. I'm not sure I ever meant to suggest that, but having examined them at closer range, I feel obliged to confirm that she certainly hasn't."

Natalie Pinkham went out briefly with Kevin Pietersen and she has also been linked to Olympic gold winning sailor Ben Ainslie.

Natalie Pinkham's skating partner in Dancing on Ice in 2008 was Andre Lipanov.

They narrowly lost the skate-off in the second week of Dancing on Ice when they were pipped by Tim Vincent and Victoria Borzenkova.

In 2009, Natalie Pinkham presented the series You're Nicked on Channel 5.

In January 2011, the BBC announced that Natalie Pinkham was joining Radio 5 Live's Formula 1 commentary team as a pit lane reporter.



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