Alison Hammond

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Alison Hammond
Born (1975-02-05) 5 February 1975 (age 46)
EducationCardinal Wiseman School
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • actress
Years active1988–present
EmployerITV
Television
Children1

Alison Hammond (born 5 February 1975) is an English television personality and actress. She competed in the third series of the reality show Big Brother in 2002, in which she was the second housemate to be evicted.[1] She has since become a presenter and reporter on ITV's This Morning (2003–present), and appeared on reality television shows, such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2010), Celebrity Coach Trip (2012), Strictly Come Dancing (2014), and Celebrity Masterchef (2014).

Hammond has also acted in various television series, including Palace Hill (1988–1990), Doctors (2002) and The Dumping Ground (2003).

Early life[edit]

Hammond was born on 5 February 1975, and was raised in the north Birmingham district of Kingstanding, alongside her two siblings.[2][3] She attended Cardinal Wiseman School.[4] Her mother was an immigrant from Jamaica, and had several jobs concurrently, including one as a manager for Tupperware.[3] From the age of eleven, she participated in a drama workshops run by Central Television, but lack of funds meant she was unable to attend drama school.[3][4] She later moved to Hall Green, in south Birmingham.[5]

Career[edit]

Following her appearance on Big Brother, Hammond has appeared on many television programmes, including Celebrity Fit Club, Celebrities Under Pressure and Big Star's Little Star. She has also appeared on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, performing as Nina Simone, Celebrity Ready Steady Cook, Daily Cooks Challenge, as a panellist on ITV's Loose Women, and as a presenter on the short-lived ITV Play channel. In 2004, Hammond played herself as a TV reporter in Christmas Lights opposite Robson Green. In 2008, Hammond was named as the face of online bingo site Crown Bingo and took part in live chats, voiced characters and can be heard as the bingo caller in the bingo room.[6] In November 2010, Hammond became a contestant on the tenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and, on 28 November 2010, became the fourth contestant to leave the show.[7] In 2012, Hammond became brand ambassador for DFS Home Furnishings. Hammond participated in the ninth series of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One.

Hammond participated in the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 on BBC One.[8] She partnered with eleventh series' champion Aljaž Škorjanec. They were voted off in the seventh week of competition and finished 10th.[9] On 19 November 2015 it was announced she would compete in the annual Strictly Christmas Special.[10] Hammond made her Hollywood debut in the animated film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).[11] In 2020, ITV announced a shake-up of This Morning presenters, with Hammond replacing Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on a Friday, presenting alongside Dermot O'Leary.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Hammond resides in Birmingham. She has one son.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Note(s)
1988–1990 Palace Hill Eskimo Regular role
1991 Chalkface Alice Episode: "Christmas Cheer"
1997 The Locksmith WPC Leigh Episode: "Coming Together"
2002 Big Brother Herself Contestant; 11th place
2002 Doctors Danielle Episode: "Tears of a Clown"
2002, 2004, 2006, 2019 Loose Women Herself Herself (2 episodes), Guest panellist (2002, 2004),
2003–present This Morning Herself Reporter and presenter; alongside Dermot O'Leary on Fridays (since 2021–)
2003 Doctors Theresa Holyoake Episodes: "A Red Light Means Stop: Part 1" and "A Red Light Means Stop Part: 2"
2004 Celebrity Fit Club Herself Contestant
2004 Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes Herself Performed as Nina Simone
2004 Christmas Lights Herself
2006–2007 ITV Play Herself This Morning Puzzlebook Quiz Show
2010 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Herself Contestant, 10th Place
2012 Celebrity Coach Trip Herself Contestant
2012–2014 Big Brother's Bit On The Side Herself 4 episodes
2013 Celebrity Big Brother Herself 1 episode
2014 Celebrity MasterChef Herself Contestant
2014 Strictly Come Dancing Herself Contestant
2016 The Dumping Ground Rowena Spike 2 episodes, "Lost and Found" and "Bear-Faced Liar"
2017 Sugar Free Farm Herself Participant
2017 Let's Sing and Dance Herself Participant
2018 The Time It Takes Herself Co-host
2018 Celebrity Haunted Mansion Herself Participant
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Frankenginger (voice) Movie
2020 Celebs Go Dating Herself Series 8
2020 The Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off Herself Series 3
2021 I Can See Your Voice Judge
2021 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Herself Series 17

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alison evicted from Big Brother". BBC News. 8 June 2002. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Birmingham Features - Alison Hammond". BBC. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Kheraj, Alim (28 September 2020). "This Morning's Alison Hammond: 'I had to educate myself on black history'". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Alison Hammond". BBC. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Alison Hammond". Birmingham Living. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Alison Hammond Joins Crown Bingo". PR Web. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Alison Hammond leaves the jungle". 29 November 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing: Alison Hammond joins the cast". Digital Spy. 19 August 2014.
  9. ^ Michael Hogan (9 November 2014). "Alison Hammond voted off Strictly Come Dancing, review". Telegraph.co.uk.
  10. ^ Coupe, Kerry (17 December 2015). "Royal Marine Cassidy Little to star in Christmas Strictly special". Stamford Mercury. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Alison Hammond on Instagram: "It's official !!! I am to voice a character in a Hollywood Blockbuster movie Hotel Transylvania 3 and I just can't wait I'm so excited to…"". Instagram.
  12. ^ "Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary to join This Morning presenting family". ITV. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Five minutes with... Alison Hammond – Celebrity Gossip Woman's Own". Womansown.co.uk. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Hollyoaks brings in This Morning's Alison Hammond for a surprise cameo". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 November 2020.

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