Zoe Ball Biography and Wikipedia
Zoe Louise Ball is a British television personality who hosts The Radio 2 Breakfast Show and It Takes Two, which airs every weeknight on BBC Two.
She is Johnny Ball’s and Julia Anderson’s daughter. she was brought up alongside her brother Jamie Clark. Her father is a renowned announcer and TV host best known for making math and science interesting for children in the late 1970s and early 1980s by his many children’s TV programs such as BBC’s Think of a Number and ITV’s Johnny Ball Reveals Everything.
The pair married in 1969 and divorced when Zoe was two years old, in 1972. Dian’s father later married. Zoe attended Heston Junior School in the Hounslow area before going on to Farnham Common First School and Farnham Common Middle School before attending Holy Cross Convent School in Chalfont St Peter and Amersham College of Art and Technology. She also studied as an actress at the Young Theatre in Beaconsfield.
Ball hosts It Takes Two, which airs every weeknight on BBC Two, as well as Radio 1 Breakfast and The Radio 2 Breakfast Special for the BBC. She was the first woman to independently host the Radio 1 Breakfast Show. She and Jamie Theakston co-hosted four excellent seasons of “The Priory” on Channel 4.
She also served as host of “The Definitive History of UK Dance Music” on Radio 2, co-hosted a Saturday morning show with Danny Baker, and regularly substitutes for Ken Bruce and Dermot O’Leary on their Radio 2 broadcasts. She took part in a 2008 national “Strictly” tour and has been on BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing.”
In addition, Zoe hosted the preschool program Playdays and the Saturday morning children’s program Live & Kicking on BBC One. In 1994, Ball launched SMart alongside Mark Speight and Jay Burridge. She left in 1996. She was a regular on Top of the Pops and served as the host of Fully Booked’s inaugural season.
She previously worked for ITV1, where she and Trevor MacDonald co-hosted the nature program “Extinct,” where she also presented the second season of “Soapstar Superstar,” and where she also hosted “Grease Is The Term,” ITV1’s nationwide search for a “Sandy” and a “Danny.”
She worked as a researcher for the Cool Cube on BSkyB and a runner at Granada Television. She subsequently spent two years working as a researcher for quiz programs.
Zoe Ball Age
Zoe is 52 years old as of 2022. She was born in the UK.
Zoe Ball Height
Zoe stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Zoe Ball Partner and Spouse
Zoe is in a relationship with her loving partner Michael Reed, a construction firm boss whom she met In December 2017, through a mutual friend. They dated for two years before splitting up briefly at the end of 2019; they reunited in January 2020.
Zoe Ball EX-Husband Norman Cook
Ball was previously married to DJ and rapper Norman Cook, also known as Fatboy Slim, whom she met while working at BBC Radio 1. In August 1999, the pair married at Babington House in Somerset. They divorced in 2003 but later reconciled. After 18 years together, the pair declared their split on September 24, 2016.
Zoe Ball Billy Yates
Since breaking up with Norman, Zoe dated cameraman Billy Yates, who fatally committed suicide on May 4, 2017, at his home in Putney, South London. According to a source close to Billy, the cameraman suffered from depression.
Zoe expressed a desire to do more to honor Billy’s memory, so she set out for a 300-mile cycle ride from Blackpool to Brighton for Sport Relief. The incredible achievement earned more than £1 million.
Zoe Ball House
Zoe placed her lovely 5 East Sussex home for sale just two years after purchasing it. Unsurprisingly, the breathtaking home has become a success, being the most visited home in Sussex on Rightmove in 2020.
Zoe and her husband moved to their new home in Newick, which was designed in the 1920s by Russian aristocrat Baron Vladimir de Wolff and features a swimming pool, tennis court, and acres of land.
Zoe Ball Salary and Net Worth
Zoe receives an annual average salary of £1.36 million from her successful career at BBC News. She has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2022 from her successful career as a news journalist for BBC.