Sara Cox's Biography

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Sara Cox's Early Life

Sara Cox was born on 13 December 1974 in Bolton, England.

After leaving school with 4 A levels, Sara Cox pursued a career in modelling, before finding her niche in radio and television broadcasting.

Radio Career

She joined Radio 1 in 1999 and stayed there in a variety of roles for 14 years.

Amongst her shows at Radio 1 were launching the Sunday Surgery, which won a Sony Gold, and taking over from Zoe Ball in 2000 as the host of the prestigious breakfast show.

In 2014, Sara Cox switched to BBC Radio 2 were she became host of the Sounds Of The 80s show.

In October 2018, it was announced that Sara Cox was to be the new host of Radio 2's Drivetime show.

She started in January 2019, on the same day Zoe Ball became Radio 2's breakfast show host.

TV Career

Her television credits include presenting Top Of The Pops and The Big Breakfast.

Latterly, she became the host of BBC2's The Great British Pottery Throw Down and in February 2016, it was revealed that she would co-host BBC 2's new series Too Much TV.

In 2017, the BBC revealed that Sara Cox would be hosting a dating show on BBC 2 called Love in the Countryside, and a BBC 2 series Back in Time for Tea (for transmission in 2018).

In 2019, ITV commissioned a new weekend programme called The Sara Cox Show.

In September 2020, it was announced that Sara Cox would host Between The Covers, a new seven-part series on BBC Two.

She has a Maltese terrier called Beano.

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