Ranvir Singh

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Ranvir Singh
Ranvir Singh.jpg
Singh reporting outside the house of Michael Shields in 2009
Born 1977 (age 36–37)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Ethnicity English
Occupation Presenter, Newsreader
Employer ITV
Notable credit(s) North West Tonight (2005-12)
Daybreak (2012-14)
Good Morning Britain (2014—)
ITV News (2014—)
Spouse(s) Ranjeet Singh Dehal
Children Tushaan Singh Dehal (b. 2012)

Ranvir Singh (born 1977) is a British television presenter and journalist, currently employed by ITV, hosting breakfast programme Good Morning Britain and occasionally anchoring the national ITV News programmes.

Early life[edit]

Singh was born in 1977 in Preston, Lancashire into a Sikh family. Educated at Kirkham Grammar School, an independent school in Kirkham, Lancashire, she graduated from the University of Lancaster with a degree in English and Philosophy. She then gained a postgraduate qualification in journalism at the school of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

Career[edit]

Singh joined BBC Radio Lancashire in 2002, initially on work experience before being given a six month contract. She then moved to BBC GMR, covering the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.[1]

Singh joined the BBC North West regional news programme North West Tonight in 2005 as a journalist and bulletin presenter.[2][3] Her first national presenting role came in April 2006 when she co-presented a live BBC Three play on Good Friday, Manchester Passion, which retold the last hours of Jesus Christ.

On 10 September 2007, Singh joined long serving presenter Gordon Burns as the main female co-anchor on BBC North West Tonight. Former BBC South Today sports editor Roger Johnson became Singh's co-anchor in October 2011 following Burns' departure.[4] While working on North West Tonight, Singh was also a cover presenter for late night and weekend breakfast shows on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Singh went on maternity leave from North West Tonight on 18 May 2012. It was later announced that she would not be returning to the BBC but would instead be joining the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak.[5] She made her first appearance on Daybreak on 3 September 2012.[6]

On 18 April 2014, Singh announced that she would be joining Daybreak's replacement programme Good Morning Britain, as a Features correspondent and main presenter on Fridays. She made her debut as a main presenter on 16 May 2014, presenting with Sean Fletcher, Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins.

In 2012, Singh occasionally reviewed the newspapers with Matt Barbet on This Morning.

On 24 May 2014, Singh made her ITV News debut as an occasional newscaster.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Episodes
2005-12 North West Tonight Presenter
2012-14 Daybreak Co-presenter and news presenter Monday-Fridays (6 to 7am)
2012 This Morning Newspaper reviewer Occasionally
2014— Good Morning Britain Co-presenter and Features correspondent Fridays and School holidays (6 to 8.30am)
ITV News Occasional presenter Occasional episodes
Guest appearances

Personal life[edit]

Singh is a Sikh. She is married to Ranjeet Singh Dehal. In 2012, she gave birth to their son, Tushaan.[7]

In July 2013, Singh received an Honorary Fellowship with the University of Central Lancashire.

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Ranvir Singh to leave North West Tonight Ariel, BBC, 28 May 2012
  6. ^ Kate Goodacre Daybreak relaunch: Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones start on September 3 Kate Goodacre, Digital Spy, 23 August 2012
  7. ^ [5]

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