Carmen Alcayde

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Carmen Alcayde
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Born Carmen Alcayde Ballesteros
(1973-04-09) 9 April 1973 (age 44)
Valencia, Spain

Carmen Alcayde Ballesteros (Valencia, 9 April 1973) is a Spanish TV presenter and actress.


TV presenter[edit]

She made the career of journalism and started making reports in local stations of Valencia and Gandía. She was editor of the program Todo Madrid in 2002. On March 24, 2003 along with Jorge Javier Vázquez she began to present in Telecinco the program that would take her to stardom, Aquí hay tomate, focusing on gossip. The program lasted until 1 February 2008[1] with a lot of audience but criticism of sensationalism. She tried to repeat the success with another gossip program that year, Las gafas de Angelino, but it only lasted one month.[2]

On 28 December 2008 she presented ¡Guaypaut!, the Spanish version of Wipeout as well as 10 editions of the Guinness World Récords (focusing on people who had won or tried to win a Guinness) in 2009.[3] She also collaborated in debates of some reality shows of Telecinco (Gran Hermano, Supervivientes). In summer of 2011 she replaced Ana Rosa Quintana in her program.[4]


As an actress she had a major role in two short subjects Pernambuco (2006) and Corto descafeinado (2006). She also played a role in the Spanish TV series Sexo en Chueca (2009) and Escenas de matrimonio 2 (2009–2010), both in Telecinco.


She made the cover of FHM magazine on Juny, 2005.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She got married in 2003 and has two children: Carmen Lucía (2009) and Eduardo (2010).[6] She has a tattoo of Daffy Duck in her right shoulder blade.




  • 2005 Treintañeras.
  • 2009, Sobre Vivir en Pareja