Lisa Rogers

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Lisa Rogers
Born Lisa Rogers
(1971-09-07) 7 September 1971 (age 43)
Cardiff, Wales
Occupation Television Presenter / Actress
Years active 1997-present

Lisa Rogers (born 7 September 1971) is a Welsh television presenter and occasional actress. She has appeared in films, television programmes, theatre and radio.

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

While at school she took jobs in a chocolate factory and as a cleaner, and while studying drama at Loughborough University, she was a nanny and manager of Santa's grotto.[1]

Television[edit]

Rogers started her television career behind the scenes working as a researcher on shows including Johnny Vaughan's The Fall Guy, The Girlie Show, Absolutely Animals and Light Lunch with fellow researcher Dermot O'Leary.

While Rogers was working as an assistant producer and not wishing to miss the World Cup, a friend suggested she audition for the football show Under the Moon on Channel 4.[1] She first starred on Channel 4’s Big Breakfast in June 2000, when she hosted the "Find Me a Weather Presenter" segment. This resulted in an irregular role, which led to later co-presenting, before the show ended in March 2002. She was also the presenter of the reality television show The Block. Rodgers regually wore large hoop earrings during this period, something that became her trademark. She played the character Tanya in the 2000 TV mini series Lock, Stock..., a spin-off from the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

From 2002 to 2008, Rogers co-presented the Channel 4 engineering game show Scrapheap Challenge alongside Robert Llewellyn. To date, Rogers is the show's second-longest standing presenter, after Llewellyn. The duo also presented the spin-off series The Scrappy Races from 2003 to 2005. In 2003, Rogers also presented the ITV documentary series Mistresses,[2] and appeared as a regular panellist on Loose Women.

As of 2008, Rogers has most recently been seen as the presenter of Sunshine for Channel 4, which previewed the new Danny Boyle film of the same name, and as a regular presenter of Sky One's motoring programme Vroom Vroom.

In August 2008, what started as a job as presenter of a documentary ended up becoming a polemic about genital plastic surgery, The Perfect Vagina,[3] with her changed status being reflected as "Author" rather than simply "Presenter". In 2009, she reunited with Llewellyn for an episode of his web-based interview series, Carpool.

Rogers is also one of eight celebrities chosen to participate in an intense week learning Welsh in an eco-friendly chic campsite in Pembrokeshire in the series cariad@iaith:love4language shown on S4C in May 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Rogers' family originates from Kircaldy near Monmouth. She had a high-profile relationship with Ralf Little, before splitting in 2002. In 2003, she entered into an affair with the late former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable.[2] They were seeing each other at the time he was sacked from the group.[4] She currently lives in Monmouthshire, with her two daughters.[5] Rogers was pregnant while presenting the 2007 series of Scrapheap, and in the episode featuring a Wellington boot-throwing contest, she joked that if she got any more excited she would go into labour.[6]

Television appearances[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Scrum V Co-Presenter 2011
2010 Welsh Rugby in the Noughties [7] Presenter 2010
2009 Sport Wales [8] Presenter 2009–
2008 The Perfect Vagina Presenter 2008
2008 The Wright Stuff Guest Panelist 2008 (1 episode)
2006 Vroom Vroom Presenter 2006–2007 (2 episodes)
2006 Brainiac's Test Tube Baby Guest 2006 (1 episode)
2006 Scrapheap Challenge: Scrappy Races Rally Co-presenter 2006 (1 series)
2006 Showbiz Poker Presenter
2006 Holiday Reporter 2006 (1 episode)
2004 The Block Presenter 2004 (1 series)
2003 Loose Women Panelist 2003 (6 episodes)
2003 Scrapheap Challenge: The Scrappy Races Presenter 2003–2005 (series 1 and series 2)
2003 Mistresses[2] Presenter (9 episodes)
2002 Scrapheap Challenge Presenter 2002–2008 (series 5 to series 10)
2002 Sport Relief Presenter 2002
2002 Shooting Stars Guest Panelist 2002 (1 episode)
2002 Celebrity Addicts Presenter 2002 (1 series)
2001 People Do the Craziest Things Presenter 2001 (1 series)
2001 I Love 1980's Guest 2001 (4 episodes)
2001 I Love 1990's Guest 2001 (1 episode)
2001 100 Greatest Kids' TV shows Presenter 2001
2001 A Question of TV Guest Panelist 2001 (1 episode)
2001 Liquid News Guest 2001 (1 episode)
2001 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Guest Panelist 2001 (1 episode)
2001 The Big Breakfast Presenter 2001–2002
2000 It's Only TV...But I Like It Guest 2000 (1 episode)
2000 Grudge Match Presenter 2000 (1 series)
2000 Exclusive Guest 2000 (1 episode)
2000 Top of the Pops Plus Presenter 2000 (1 series)
1999 The Games Room (Challenge TV) Presenter 1999
1999 20th Century Stuff Presenter 1999 (1 series)
1998 Under the Moon Presenter 1998 (1 series)
1997 Light Lunch Researcher 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Just the Job - Take it from me... Josie D'Arby and Lisa Rogers". BBC Online. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Mainwaring, Rachel (2003-05-25). "All the fun of the affair!; Saucy Lisa tackles TV mistresses.". Wales on Sunday, via the Free Library. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  3. ^ Rogers, Lisa (2008-08-15). "The quest for the perfect vagina". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ Stone, Antony (2010-06-07). "Tributes paid to former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  5. ^ Llewellyn, Robert (2009-05-01). "Carpool: Lisa Rogers". Carpool. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  6. ^ Scrapheap Challenge, Series 9 Episode 15: "Welly Wanging", Channel 4. 2007.
  7. ^ "BBC - BBC One Programmes". BBC Cymru Wales website. BBC One. 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  8. ^ "BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Sport Wales 21/05/10". BBC One website. BBC Two. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 

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