Michael Underwood's Biography
Previously, Michael Underwood had mainly presented children's programmes both on ITV and BBC.
His credits included Jungle Run, The Eliminator, Big Bang, Ministry of Mayhem, Junior Eurovision and H.O.T.
Michael Underwood's transition from being a trainee teacher in Northampton to presenting on TV was an unusual one. He joined BBC Radio Northampton for one week's work experience and then took a job as researcher at the radio station, when he saw an ad in the BBC staff journal, Ariel, looking for people who wanted to be a children's TV presenter.
Michael Underwood made a demo tape and was invited to appear on the Gaby Roslin show Whatever You Want. He duly won the prize of a job as a children's TV presenter on a six week contract with CBBC.
He was still there three years later, when he moved on to ITV.
Michael Underwood told the BBC that his big break was "at the Royal Theatre in Northampton when I was 10-years-old in Oliver. That's where I got a taste for being on stage entertaining people."
Disaster struck in training before the third week's show when Michael Underwood broke his right ankle and had to pull out of Dancing on Ice and was replaced by Zaraah Abrahams.
However, Michael Underwood bounced back and returned for the 2009 series, once again partnering Melanie Lambert.
Michael and Melanie lasted a week longer in 2009, losing the skate-off in the fourth week of Dancing on Ice.
He had saved his rhinestone-studded cast from 2008's Dancing on Ice injury.
In 2010 Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell got married.
In 2016, he was a reporter on ITV's Real Stoeies with Ranvir Singh.
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