Famous British TV Presenters

Television has become one of the most popular mediums of entertainment and knowledge. With a plethora of channels available in one screen, it caters to the viewing needs of almost every person on earth. Right from children to young ones, teenagers to adults, men and women and even oldies, it has something to offer for all. Interestingly, every television show has a presenter who hosts the program. The role of a television presenter is extremely challenging for he/she has to deal with an unseen audience and present to them shows, live and recorded, on varying genres. Television presenters are basically links between the shows and the audience. Working at odd hours, always being bright, beautiful and presentable, having a confident personality and possessing knowledge about everything under the sun are traits of a television presenter. British television has had a pool of talented television presenters who have earned a name for themselves - be it Carol Kirkwood and her show BBC Breakfast where she is the main weather presenter or Nicky Campbell and his shows Wheel of Fortune, Long Lost Family and Watchdog, Kate Thorton and her shows The X Factor and This Morning or David Dikinson and his flagship show The David Dickinson Show. To know more about the life, works and shows of British television presenters, read on.

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 1 Bear Grylls

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Famous As: Adventurer
Birthdate: June 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

A former Special Air Service serviceman and honorary lieutenant-colonel, Bear Grylls is best known as an adventurer who does interesting things—from eating goat testicles to drinking elephant dung juice—in the TV series Man vs. Wild. Also known for his charity and humanitarian efforts, Bear was appointed OBE in 2019 for services to charity, young people, and the media.

 2 Paul Hollywood

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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: March 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 3 Rachel Riley

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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: January 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Rachel Riley is best known as a co-host of the puzzle show Countdown and its spin-off, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. An avid mathematician, she also co-hosted The Gadget Show and It's Not Rocket Science. She also participated in the 11th season of Strictly Come Dancing.

 4 Nigella Lawson

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Famous As: Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Daughter of Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigella Lawson has written several bestselling cookbooks and hosted many culinary shows. Winner of the British Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers Award, Nigella has previously worked as an editor and freelance journalist and also owns a cookware range.
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 5 Mary Berry

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Famous As: Food Writer, TV Presenter
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

Author of over 75 cookbooks, Mary Berry has also hosted several culinary shows, such as Mary Berry Cooks. The Guardian ranked her the second-best-dressed person over 50. A CBE and DBE recipient, she has also received the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorary degree.

 6 Amanda Holden

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Amanda Holden is an English actress, TV personality, author, and musician. Her autobiography book No Holding Back was ranked first on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Apart from being a media personality, Amanda Holden is also known for her charity work; in 2018, she posed as a mermaid underwater as part of a PETA awareness campaign against the SeaWorld.

 7 Victoria Coren Mitchell

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: August 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Victoria Coren Mitchell is the first woman to win a European Poker Tour contest. She has hosted the BBC game show Only Connect and written several books, including a poker-centered memoir. The Women in Poker Hall of Fame inductee has also written columns for The Guardian and The Observer
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 8 Danny Dyer

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 9 James May

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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: January 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

James May is an English journalist and television presenter. May is known for co-presenting the popular factual television show Top Gear alongside Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. James May is credited with co-founding the independent TV production company W. Chump and Sons.

 10 Karl Pilkington

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Famous As: Television Presenter, Radio Producer
Birthdate: September 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

Karl Pilkington is an English comedian, television presenter, radio producer, and actor. He achieved popularity as the producer of Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais' radio program on Xfm. Pilkington is credited with co-founding a TV production company called RiSK Productions. Also known for his charity work, Pilkington designed and signed a card to benefit the Thomas Coram Foundation for Children.

 11 Sharon Osbourne

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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: October 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon Osbourne is a music manager. She rejuvenated Ozzy’s career by organizing the Ozzfest tour. She was the star of the reality show The Osbournes, wrote several books, was a panelist on Loose Women, and judged America's Got Talent and The X Factor.

 12 Paula Yates

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British, Welsh
Died: September 17, 2000

 13 John Barrowman

John Barrowman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British, American

 14 Dick Strawbridge

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Famous As: Engineer, TV Presenter
Birthdate: September 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 15 Phillip Schofield

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: April 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

Phillip Schofield is an English TV presenter. Over the years, Schofield has been playing an important role in the success of ITV's This Morning and Dancing on Ice. He is also a humanitarian as he has been serving as a patron of Shooting Star Children's Hospices, which aids families of children with terminal illnesses.

 16 Naga Munchetty

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: February 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Journalist Naga Munchetty is known for hosting shows such as BBC Breakfast, Victoria Derbyshire, and Newsnight. She previously hosted BBC World News and Working Lunch and also won Celebrity Mastermind. She is also a skilled golfer and plays jazz trumpet and the piano. She publicly criticized Trump for his racism.

 17 Cat Deeley

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Radio personality
Birthdate: October 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 18 Ant Middleton

Ant Middleton
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: September 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 19 Lisa Faulkner

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 20 Anton du Beke

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Famous As: Ballroom dancer
Birthdate: July 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

Anton Du Beke is a ballroom and Latin dancer, television presenter, comedian, author, and singer. Also known for his philanthropic activities, Du Beke has been an honorary patron of the popular theatre charity, The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America. Over the years, he has also been an important contributor to BBC's UK charity, Children in Need.

 21 Vernon Kay

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Vernon Kay is best known for hosting shows such as ITV’s All Star Family Fortunes and Beat the Star, and Channel 4's T4. He also presented his own Radio X show and the Formula E live coverage. He also finished third on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

 22 Fiona Bruce

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Famous As: Television producer, Television presenter, Journalist, News presenter
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 23 Terry Wogan

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: August 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Irish, British
Died: January 31, 2016

Irish radio and TV broadcaster, Terry Wogan, is remembered for his long career with BBC. For over 15 years, his weekday breakfast program, Wake Up to Wogan, drew in millions of listeners. At the peak of his career, he was probably the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.  He was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in 2009.

 24 Lucy Worsley

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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 25 Susanna Reid

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: December 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

Journalist and anchor Susanna Reid is best known for co-presenting BBC Breakfast. She also ended up as the runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. She has appeared as the main host of shows such as Sunday Morning Live and Good Morning Britain, and is associated with Media Trust.

 26 Caroline Flack

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: February 15, 2020

A British television personality, Caroline Flack presented many shows ranging from I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!  to The X Factor. Accused of assaulting her boyfriend, she was one of the four participants of the dating reality series Love Island who committed suicide. She stated in her autobiography that he had dated Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.  

 27 Natasia Demetriou

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Nationality: British

 28 Kenny Everett

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: April 4, 1995

 29 Fearne Cotton

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Famous As: Television presenter, Voice actor, Journalist, Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 30 Konnie Huq

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Konnie Huq is best known for being the longest-serving female host of the children’s show Blue Peter. She has also co-written a Black Mirror episode and published a children’s book. She has been a host on The Xtra Factor, too. She is a British Red Cross ambassador, too.

 31 Alexander Armstrong

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Famous As: Actor, TV Presenter
Birthdate: March 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Alexander Armstrong gained fame as part of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, with Ben Miller. He has also hosted Pointless and voiced Professor M in Tooned and the titular character in the revival of Danger Mouse. A trained singer, he once had his own cover band.

 32 Paul O'Grady

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 33 Gail Porter

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 34 Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson
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Famous As: Television producer, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Actor, Novelist, Children's writer
Birthdate: August 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 35 Stacey Dooley

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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Investigative journalist Stacey Dooley is best known for presenting socially relevant BBC documentaries with themes such as child labor and gender equality. Some of her notable works are Blood, Sweat and T-shirts and the series Stacey Dooley Investigates. The MBE recipient has also won the reality contest Strictly Come Dancing

 36 Holly Willoughby

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Famous As: Television Presenter, Model
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
With approximately seven million followers on Instagram, Holly Willoughby made her place in the showbiz slowly but surely. She started her career as a model, appearing in posters and advertisements before hogging the limelight for her performance in Lemon La Vida Loca and Keith Lemon: The Film. She earned a BAFTA Children's Award as a children's television presenter. 

 37 Robson Green

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 38 Les Dennis

Les Dennis
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: October 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 39 Carol Kirkwood

Carol Kirkwood
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Famous As: Presenter
Birthdate: May 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 40 Mark Labbett

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: August 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Mark Labbett gained fame as the “chaser” on the game show The Chase and its subsequent versions. He is known by his nickname “The Beast” on these shows. He has also appeared on several other shows, such as Mastermind, Countdown, SUDO-Q, Celebrity Juice, and The Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

 41 Bruce Forsyth

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Famous As: Television presenter, Actor, Comedian, Singer
Birthdate: February 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: August 18, 2017
Bruce Forsyth soared to fame with the show Sunday Night at the London Palladium and later hosted shows such as The Price Is Right and The Generation Game. He also co-hosted Strictly Come Dancing. Forsyth holds a Guinness record for being the longest-tenured male entertainer on TV. 

 42 Mel Giedroyc

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: June 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Mel Giedroyc is an English TV presenter, actress, and comedian. She is known for co-hosting series like Light Lunch and Mel & Sue. Also known for her humanitarian efforts, Giedroyc contributed to Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, in 2014, in an attempt to raise funds for BBC's charity Children in Need. In 2017, she went on to co-present Children in Need.

 43 Gabby Logan

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Famous As: Radio personality, Television presenter
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 44 Claudia Winkleman

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: January 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Claudia Winkleman is best known as the host of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two and has been nominated for two BAFTA awards for her work on the show. She has also hosted Eurovision: Your Decision and Three's a Crowd, and has written about travel and relationships for various magazines.

 45 Katie Piper

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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: October 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

Model Katie Piper made headlines after being attacked with acid by her former boyfriend. She underwent a face restoration surgery to rebuild her damaged face. She then became an activist, released an autobiography, and created a documentary. She also owns a foundation to help burn victims and has hosted Bodyshockers.

 46 Cilla Black

Cilla Black
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: August 1, 2015
Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

 47 Nick Knowles

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: September 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 48 Anita Rani

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Famous As: journalist, television presenter
Birthdate: October 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 49 Kerry Katona

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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer, Autobiographer
Birthdate: September 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 50 Joe Swash

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British