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Fearne Cotton's Biography

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Who is Fearne Cotton?

In 2007, Fearne Cotton took over from Ben Shephard as the presenter of The Xtra Factor.

Fearne Cotton, who co-presented Love Island with Patrick Kielty, as well as being an experienced TV presenter has also appeared on entertainment television as a contestant.

Fearne Cotton, singing the Travis song Driftwood, was the second celebrity to be voted out of Celebrity Fame Academy in 2003.

Her experience in Celebrity Fame Academy was an appropriate forerunner for her presenting Guilty Pleasures on ITV1 in 2008.

Born on 3 September 1982 in Northwood near Pinner, at 16 Fearne Cotton won CITV's Disney Club national search for a presenter.

Fearne then presented GMTV's Diggit for three years before her stint at CBBC.

Fearne Cotton then moved on to present Top of The Pops as well as having a show on Radio 1, before working on Love Island.

Along with Russell Brand, Fearne Cotton was once voted Sexiest Vegetarian.

Our sister site TV Lives notes that Fearne Cotton "likes Jack Daniels, reflexology, and peanut butter, but hates celery."

Fearne Cotton was chosen by the BBC to conduct the first major interview with Prince William and Prince Harry as part of a series of programmes marking the tenth anniversary of Princess Diana's death.

In August 2008, ITV announced that they had commissioned a panel show on ITV2 called Celebrity Juice, featuring Leigh Francis, Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby.

On 16 July 2009, the BBC announced that Fearne Cotton would take over from Jo Whiley on weekday mornings on Radio 1.

In August 2012, she announced that she and her partner Jesse Wood (son of Ronnie Wood) were expecting their first child.

Rex Rayne Wood was born on 21 February 2013.

In February 2015, Fearne Cotton announced that her last Radio 1 show would be on 22 May 2015, as she was expecting another baby.

In 2017 she wrote a book Happy, in which she mentioned that she had experienced depression.

In the same year Fearne Cotton was featured on the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are?

On 1 August 2019, it was announced that Fearne Cotton would host an 8-part series Interior Design Masters on BBC Two.

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