Tomlinson was educated at the Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School.
Public relations career
In the early 1990s, Tomlinson worked at the Football Association as a media officer. Later in the decade, she was appointed as the head of the communications department at Arsenal Football Club, where she helped the then new manager Arsène Wenger deal with the media.
Tomlinson joined BSkyB's UEFA Champions League coverage alongside Richard Keys, informing viewers of the interactive options available to Sky Sports subscribers. She became touchline reporter on Sky Sports' Ford Super Sunday, and co-presented Goals On Sunday, Sky Sports' Sunday morning football highlights programme. Tomlinson was placed on leave from Goals on Sunday for two months, from October 2007. This followed an infamous interview with the Derby County goalkeeper Stephen Bywater where he spelled out the word c**t during an anecdote, and was not reprimanded for it by Tomlinson or co-presenter Chris Kamara. Tomlinson is presently one of the presenters on Sky Sports News, usually on their late show Through the Night. In April 2007, she became the first ever woman to present the PFA Awards Ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
Tomlinson is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC. Tomlinson is married to actor Charles Windsor.
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