Angellica Bell

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Angellica Bell
Born (1976-03-24) 24 March 1976 (age 42)
London, England
EducationNotting Hill & Ealing High School
Alma materUniversity of the West of England
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Stuart Amory (m. 2007–2008)
Michael Underwood (m. 2010)
WebsiteOfficial website

Angellica Bell is a British television and radio presenter, best known for her presenting on CBBC between 2000-2006. She is also known for her roles on The One Show and for co-presenting The Martin Lewis Money Show. Bell won the 2017 series of Celebrity MasterChef.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1976 of St. Lucian heritage, Bell was raised a Mormon and educated in Ealing, west London at Notting Hill & Ealing High School. She also studied at the University of the West of England, gaining a BA Honours degree in Politics in 1996.


Bell joined CBBC in May 2000. She became the main anchor of shows, including That's Genius!, Xchange, 50/50 and Short Change. She has also presented EastEnders Xtra and So You Think You Can Dance.

From 2004 to 2005, she presented CBBC's The Saturday Show.

She presented Holiday Hitsquad, the BBC travel programme formerly known as Departure Lounge. On 1 December 2006, Bell announced she was leaving CBBC.

Bell's break into adult-mainstream programming appeared on BBC One where she presented The Great British Village Show, with Alan Titchmarsh and James Martin, which was broadcast in the spring of 2007. In March 2007, Bell appeared on Comic Relief does Fame Academy.

Also in 2007, she presented Dance Xtra for BBC Three and Children in Need. She is currently one of the reporters on The One Show.

In Autumn 2008, she hosted the CBBC show Election, and the ITV2 reality show CelebAir. In 2009, she appeared on All Star Mr & Mrs with her then-fiancė Michael Underwood.

From May 2010, Bell presented the ITV programme The Zone with Michael Underwood. Since 2010, Bell has also presented CBBC's Project Parent.

On 17 July 2011, she appeared as a contestant on Born to Shine. Bell learnt tap dancing but did not make it to the final. On 23 October 2011, Bell co-hosted Something for the Weekend with Tim Lovejoy standing in for Louise Redknapp.

On 1 November 2011, she was runner-up to Rav Wilding on reality series 71 Degrees North. On 21 June 2014, Bell guest hosted an episode of Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose with Steve Jones.

On 31 March 2014, 31 March 2015 and 23 November 2015, Bell was a guest co-presenter on The One Show. She also co-presented four days of shows from 26 October 2015. On 5 January 2016, Bell appeared on BBC Two in Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

Bell stood-in for Barney Harwood on the CBBC show Blue Peter for three months. In 2016, she took part in episodes of Tipping Point: Lucky Stars and The Chase: Celebrity Special on ITV.

From 7–11 March 2016, Bell took part in a challenge for Sport Relief, called 'Hell on High Seas', in which she, along with five other celebrities: Suzi Perry, Doon Mackichan, Alex Jones, Hal Cruttenden and Ore Oduba sailed 1,000 miles from Belfast to London. Coverage of this challenge was shown on The One Show and a special programme aired called Hell on High Seas in March 2016.[1][2]

In 2016, she narrated the daytime BBC series Family Finders and co-presented Ill Gotten Gains alongside Rav Wilding.[3] She took part in the 2016 series of Tour De Celeb on Channel 5.

In September 2017, Bell won the twelfth series of BBC's Celebrity MasterChef, beating Dev Griffin and Ulrika Jonsson.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Bell is the daughter of Labour politician Julian Bell, leader of Ealing council since 2010.[6]

Bell married personal trainer Stuart Amory in January 2007.[7] The marriage ended in July 2008.[8]

Bell began a relationship with her former BBC co-star Michael Underwood and they married in New York in December 2010.[7] The couple's first child,[7] Elijah Joseph Underwood, was born on 26 December 2011. In June 2013, she gave birth to a baby girl named Keziah Mae Underwood.[9]

She admitted on British lunchtime television program Loose Women that she is in the Mile High Club.[10] In August 2014, Bell was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2002 Xchange Presenter
2000–2006 CBBC
2000–2004 Short Change
2003 That's Genius
2003–2004 50/50
2005, 2014— EastEnders Xtra
Holiday Hitsquad Co-presenter
2007 The Great British Village Show
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy Contestant
Dance Xtra Main presenter
Children in Need Backstage presenter
2007— The One Show Reporter/Guest presenter
2008 CelebAir Presenter
2008–2009 Election
2009 All Star Mr & Mrs Contestant With Michael Underwood
2010 The British Soap Awards Awards co-presenter
The Zone Co-presenter
2010 Project Parent Presenter
2011 Born to Shine Contestant
71 Degrees North
Something for the Weekend Guest presenter
2014 Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose 1 episode
2015 Hacker's Birthday Bash: 30 Years of Children's BBC Herself One-off special
2016 Blue Peter Co-presenter 1 episode
Hell on High Seas Participant One-off TV special
Ill Gotten Gains Co-presenter 1 series
Family Finders Narrator Series 2
Tour De Celeb Participant
2017 Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief As part of The One Show
Celebrity MasterChef Winner Series 12
2017— The Martin Lewis Money Show Co-presenter
2019— The Big Family Cooking Showdown Co-presenter Series 2


  1. ^ "SportRelief: Hell on high seas".
  2. ^ "BT News".
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  6. ^ "Councillor Julian Bell, Biography (Aug 2014)". Ealing Council.
  7. ^ a b c "TV presenter couple Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood expecting their first child". Daily Mail. London: Associated Newspapers. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  8. ^ Nathan, Sara (12 July 2008). "Angellica Bell dumps husband of 18 months for Michael Underwood". The Sun. London.
  9. ^ "Angellica Bell, Michael Underwood welcome baby boy". Digital Spy. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
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  11. ^ "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories | Politics". 7 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.

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