Angellica Bell

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Angellica Bell
Born (1976-03-24) 24 March 1976 (age 38)
London, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Black British
Education Notting Hill & Ealing High School
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Stuart Amory (m. 2006–2008)
Michael Underwood (m. 2010)
Children Elijah (b. 2011) Keziah (b. 2013)
Website
officialangellicabell.com

Angellica Bell (born 24 March 1976)[citation needed] is a British television and radio presenter.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1976 of mixed Sheffield and St. Lucian heritage, Bell was educated in Ealing, West London at Notting Hill & Ealing High School. She later earned her BA Honours degree in Politics.

Career[edit]

2000–2006[edit]

Bell joined CBBC in May 2000. She became the main anchor of shows, including That's Genius!, Xchange, 50/50 and Short Change. She has also presented EastEnders Xtra and So You Think You Can Dance.

From 2004 to 2005, she presented CBBC's The Saturday Show.

She presented Holiday Hitsquad, the BBC travel programme formerly known as Departure Lounge.

On 1 December 2006, Bell announced she was leaving CBBC.

2007–2009[edit]

Bell's break into adult-mainstream programming appeared on BBC One where she presented The Great British Village Show, with Alan Titchmarsh and James Martin, which was broadcast in the spring of 2007.

Between 3 to 6 March 2007, Bell appeared on Comic Relief does Fame Academy.

Also in 2007, she presented Dance Xtra for BBC Three and Children in Need.

She is currently one of the reporters on The One Show.

In Autumn 2008, she hosted the CBBC show Election, and the ITV2 reality show CelebAir.

In 2009, she appeared on All Star Mr & Mrs with her then-fiancė Michael Underwood

2010[edit]

From May 2010, Bell has presented ITV1's The Zone with Michael. Since 2010, Bell has also presented CBBC's Project Parent.

2011[edit]

On 17 July 2011, she appeared as a contestant on Born to Shine. Bell learnt tap dancing but did not make it to the final.

On 23 October 2011, Bell co-hosted Something for the Weekend with Tim Lovejoy standing in for Louise Redknapp.

On 1 November 2011, she was runner-up to Rav Wilding on reality series 71 Degrees North.

2012–present[edit]

On 20 March 2014, she was a guest presenter on The One Show with Matt Baker.

On 21 June 2014, Angellica guest hosted Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose with Steve Jones.

Personal life[edit]

Bell married personal trainer Stuart Amory in January 2007.[1] The marriage ended in July 2008.[2] Bell began a relationship with her former BBC co-star Michael Underwood and they married in New York in December 2010.[1] The couple's first child,[1] Elijah Joseph Underwood, was born on 26 December 2011. In June 2013, she gave birth to a baby girl named Keziah Mae Underwood.[3] In August 2014, Bell was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2000–2002 Xchange Main presenter
2000–2006 CBBC Main presenter
2000–04 Short Change Main presenter
2003 That's Genius Main presenter
2003–04 50/50 Main presenter
2005 EastEnders Xtra Main presenter
Holiday Hitsquad Co-presenter
2007 The Great British Village Show Co-presenter
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy Contestant
Dance Xtra Main presenter
Children in Need Backstage presenter
2007— The One Show Reporter
2008 CelebAir Main presenter
2008–09 Election Main presenter
2009 All Star Mr & Mrs Contestant
2010 The British Soap Awards Co-presenter
The Zone Co-presenter
2010— Project Parent Presenter
2011 Born to Shine Contestant
71 Degrees North Contestant
Something for the Weekend Guest presenter
2014 The One Show Guest presenter
Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose Guest presenter

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c "TV presenter couple Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood expecting their first child". Daily Mail (London: Associated Newspapers). 9 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Nathan, Sara (12 July 2008). "Angellica Bell dumps husband of 18 months for Michael Underwood". The Sun (London). 
  3. ^ "Angellica Bell, Michael Underwood welcome baby boy". Digital Spy. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories | Politics". theguardian.com. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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