Fearne Cotton

English television and radio presenter

Fearne Cotton (born 3 September 1981) is an English television and radio presenter. She is known for presenting a number of popular TV programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethon. Cotton joined BBC Radio 1 in September 2005.[1] In 2007, she became the first regular female presenter of BBC Radio 1's Chart Show. She now presents BBC Radio 1's weekday mid-morning programme. In 2008 Cotton moved to the United States to present The Guinness Book of Records - Live. In 2015, Cotton returned to children’s television by voicing a Voice Trumpet in the 2015 reboot of Teletubbies.

Fearne Cotton
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Cotton at the 2014 Ambassador for Tesco Mum of the Year Awards
Born (1981-09-03) 3 September 1981 (age 41)
EducationHaydon School
OccupationRadio and television presenter
voice-over artist
Years active1998–present
EmployerBBC Radio 1
PredecessorJo Whiley
Partner(s)Jesse Jenkins (fiancé)
Parent(s)Lin and Mick Cotton
RelativesBill Cotton (first cousin, twice removed, dead)
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  1. "TV presenter Cotton joins Radio 1". 10 August 2005 – via news.bbc.co.uk.

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Preceded by
Ben Shephard
Host of The Xtra Factor
Succeeded by
Holly Willoughby
Media offices
Preceded by
JK & Joel
BBC Radio One
Chart Show Presenter
w/Reggie Yates

Succeeded by
Reggie Yates
Preceded by
Jo Whiley
BBC Radio One
Mid-Morning Show Presenter

Succeeded by