Carrie Grant

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Not to be confused with Cary Grant.
Carrie Grant
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Carrie Grant at the 2008 Red Bull Flugtag
Born Caroline Vanessa Gray
(1965-08-17) 17 August 1965 (age 49)
Enfield, England, UK
Occupation Vocal coach, singer, TV presenter
Spouse(s) David Grant
Children Olivia
Talia
Imogen

Caroline Vanessa "Carrie" Grant (née Gray, born 17 August 1965) is a British vocal coach,[1] television presenter and session singer.

Career[edit]

Grant is best known for her work on the television talent contests Fame Academy,[2] Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and Pop Idol, together with her husband and colleague David Grant.[3] She is also personal voice coach to many successful pop stars.

She first came to fame as a singer in her own right with the pop group Sweet Dreams in 1983, when they represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest that year with the song I'm Never Giving Up.[4]

In 2009, Grant was featured in the tenth episode of the second series of Total Wipeout. Since 2010 she has been a regular reporter on BBC One's magazine programme The One Show.

In 2012, she appeared on the ITV documentary, The Talent Show Story where she spoke about her time as a judge and coach.

In May, 2014 it was announced that Grant would be heading the 2014 UK Eurovision Song Contest Jury on 10 May 2014[5]

Personal life[edit]

She and husband David have four children: daughters Olivia, Talia and Imogen; and an adopted son. Two of her daughters are autistic.[6] Olivia played Alice in the fifth series of The Story of Tracy Beaker and went on to a small role in EastEnders. She then went on to play the part of Mia Stone in the CBBC show Half Moon Investigations.

Grant has suffered from Crohn's disease since the age of 18 [7] and has been praised by science education charity Sense About Science for her efforts in raising the profile of the disease without making any scientifically unsound claims about available therapies.[8] She is a supporter of the Labour Party and addressed its conference in 2012, about why she valued the National Health Service.

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