Zoe Ball
Zoe Ball

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Name: Zoe Ball
Occupation: TV Show Host
Gender: Female
Birth Day: November 23, 1970
Age: 50
Birth Place: Blackpool, England
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Zoe Ball

Zoe Ball was born on November 23, 1970 in Blackpool, England (50 years old). Zoe Ball is a TV Show Host, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out Zoe Ballnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


Although best known for television, she broke new ground for women in radio as well.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020


Salary 2020


Zoe Ball Salary Detail

In July 2017, her salary as a BBC presenter, for the financial year 2016–2017, was revealed to be between £250,000 and £299,999.

Before Fame

Her first exposure to television came as studio audience member on a Saturday morning children's show.

Biography Timeline


Ball began her television career as a runner at Granada Television and researcher for the Cool Cube on BSkyB. She then worked as a researcher for quiz shows for two years. Her presenting jobs have included hosting The Big Breakfast and The Priory on Channel 4, BBC One's Saturday morning children's programme Live & Kicking, and the pre-school programme Playdays. In 1994, Ball presented SMart with Mark Speight and Jay Burridge until she left in 1996. In 1995, Ball hosted Fully Booked for the first series. Between 1996 and 1998, she was a regular presenter on Top of the Pops, usually alternating with fellow presenters and DJs Jayne Middlemiss and Jo Whiley.


Although known primarily for her TV work, Ball first worked in radio, after she became co-host of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 in October 1997 with Kevin Greening. She became the sole host, the first female DJ to do so. At this time, her hard-drinking, hard-partying lifestyle contributed to the identification of the so-called "ladette culture" of the late 1990s. She was twice warned by the BBC for swearing on the radio.


Between 1999 and 2001, she was a co-host with Jamie Theakston on the Wednesday night chat/music show The Priory, which was commissioned by Chris Evans's then production company Ginger Productions.

Whilst at BBC Radio 1, Ball began a relationship with the DJ and musician Norman Cook (also known as Fatboy Slim). The couple married at Babington House in Somerset in August 1999. In 2003, the couple split up when Ball revealed that she had had an affair; they later reconciled. The couple have a son, Woody (born 2000), and a daughter, Nelly (born 2010). They lived in a beachfront property in Western Esplanade. On 24 September 2016, the couple announced their separation after 18 years together.


Ball left BBC Radio 1 in March 2000 to start a family and a new chapter. Her final show was on 10 March 2000; she was succeeded by Sara Cox.


Ball returned to radio in mid-2002 when she joined London radio station Radio X, where she presented the weekday drivetime show until December 2003. In January 2004, she took over a Friday evening music show for the station. She also stood in for Ricky Gervais while he filmed the second series of The Office. She left Radio X at the end of 2004.


Ball co-hosted the 2002 Brit Awards with Frank Skinner, following which motherhood meant that she took less television work. In 2005, she co-hosted the BBC reality show Strictly Dance Fever. In 2006, Ball co-hosted the ITV programme Extinct, alongside Trevor McDonald.

In October 2005, Ball became a contestant on the third series of the BBC One talent show Strictly Come Dancing, where she was partnered by Ian Waite. Ball and Waite were ranked in third place; they also scored 38/40 (including two tens) for three dances in the series and one in the Christmas special.


From 2006, she provided relief presenting duties for BBC Radio 2, fronted specialist documentaries, sat in for Dermot O'Leary for three weeks in February 2006, and co-presented (with Danny Baker) the hastily conceived replacement for Jonathan Ross' Saturday morning show, in the wake of Ross's suspension due to Sachsgate in 2008.


In January 2007, she presented the second series of ITV's Soapstar Superstar, taking over from Fern Britton and Ben Shephard, who hosted the first series. In March 2007, she hosted the ITV talent search Grease Is the Word.

In September 2007, she returned to BBC Radio and hosted a show with Sara Cox, celebrating 40 years of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.


Alongside Jamie Theakston, Ball presented Channel 5's quiz series Britain's Best Brain in 2009. Ball has guest presented several episodes of The One Show as a stand-in for Alex Jones.

In 2009, Ball became the usual relief presenter for Ken Bruce's weekday mid-morning show on BBC Radio 2. She also began hosting the Saturday breakfast show from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the network from 6 June 2009 as part of a shake-up of weekend programming at Radio 2. Ball left Radio 2 for a while as her last show was broadcast on Saturday 28 January 2012. Her replacement in that slot was Anneka Rice.


In 2011, she took over from Claudia Winkleman as the host of Strictly Come Dancing's sister show It Takes Two, airing every weeknight on BBC Two; in 2014, whilst Winkleman was on leave after her daughter suffered serious burn injuries, Ball co-hosted the main show.


On 4 August 2013, as hostess of a special entitled Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, she revealed Peter Capaldi as the incoming Twelfth Doctor and hosted his first interview in that capacity.

In November 2013, she co-hosted the BBC One Children in Need telethon, alongside Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw and Tess Daly. In 2014, Ball presented a BBC Two spin-off from The Voice UK called The Voice: Louder on Two. The show aired for one series of ten episodes.


In 2014, she supported Marks & Spencer and Oxfam’s Love Mum campaign.


In 2015, Ball hosted EastEnders: Backstage Live, a spin-off show during the EastEnders live week. She co-presented the BBC Young Dancer competition with Darcey Bussell on BBC Two.


She also narrated two ITV Specials, The Nation's Favourite '70s Number One and The Nation's Favourite '80s Number One as well as the BBC One series Don't Tell the Bride. In 2016, Ball co-presented Can't Touch This, a Saturday night game show for BBC One, alongside Ashley Banjo. She also narrated The Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song.


She guest-presented an episode of Film 2016. In 2017, Ball co-presented The Big Family Cooking Showdown with Nadiya Hussain on BBC Two.

In July 2017, her salary as a BBC presenter, for the financial year 2016–2017, was revealed to be between £250,000 and £299,999.

From 4 March 2017 until 22 December 2018, Ball returned to Radio 2 on permanent basis where she presented the Saturday afternoon slot on BBC Radio 2 between 3–6pm, taking over from Dermot O'Leary. She took a four-week break following the death of her boyfriend Billy Yates; and she returned on 3 June 2017, she opened her show with a tribute to his memory.

In December 2017 Zoë met Michael Reed through a mutual friend. They dated for two years before splitting up briefly at the end of 2019. They reunited in January 2020 and are back dating again.


On 3 October 2018, she was announced by Chris Evans as the new host of The Radio 2 Breakfast Show, which began on 14 January 2019. Rylan Clark-Neal replaced Ball in the Saturday afternoon slot.

In March 2018, Ball took part in the 'Hardest Ride Home' challenge, which saw her cycling from Blackpool to Brighton to raise money for Sport Relief and mental health awareness. She set off on 5 March for five days. Highlights of the challenge were broadcast in a one-off documentary, airing on 21 March 2018 on BBC One. As a result of the challenge, she was able to raise a total of £1,198,012.


In 2020, Ball appeared alongside her son Woody Fred Cook on Series 2 of Celebrity Gogglebox.

Family Life

Zoe married musician Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Zoe Ball is 51 years, 7 months and 6 days old. Zoe Ball will celebrate 52nd birthday on a Wednesday 23rd of November 2022. Below we countdown to Zoe Ball upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

50th birthday - Monday, November 23, 2020

Zoe Ball pays tribute to on-off beau Michael Reed on his 50th birthday

The radio presenter, 49, posted a snap of her beau that showed off his tousled salt-and-pepper locks  as she gushed about how grateful she is to be with him in an Instagram post shared on Friday.

Zoe Ball 50th birthday timeline
48th birthday - Friday, November 23, 2018

Zoe Ball's adoring boyfriend Michael Reed blows her a tender kiss  

The radio veteran looked chic in an all-black ensemble as she stepped out and headed into a car while Michael looked on and showed his affections

Zoe Ball 48th birthday timeline

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