Carrie Davis

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Carrie Nicole Prideaux
Born (1976-06-24) 24 June 1976 (age 43)
Barnstaple, England
Station(s)BBC Radio 1 (2004-2010)
NetworkBBC Sport (2010-2012)
Previous show(s)The Chris Moyles Show

Carrie Nicole Prideaux (née Davis) (born 24 June 1976 in Barnstaple, England) is a sportsreader who previously worked for the BBC News Channel, best known for reading the sports news on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1.[1]


Prideaux attended school at Queen's College, Taunton, Somerset where she obtained 3 A-levels.[2] She began sports reporting for BBC Radio Five Live and BBC News 24 before making her way to Radio One working within the Newsbeat team. Prideaux joined The Chris Moyles Show and BBC Radio 1 in October 2004, replacing Juliette Ferrington who moved on to work solely for BBC Radio Five Live.[3]

Prideaux reports regularly for BBC London sports news and occasionally for Match of the Day 2. She can sometimes be heard match reporting on the BBC's football results programme Final Score. She also narrates for the National Geographic show What Would Happen If.[citation needed]

She left the BBC on Thursday 1 March 2012 after taking redundancy and stated on Twitter that she was unable to commit to the BBC Sport move to Salford, due to family reasons. Her last appearance was on the BBC News Channel at just after 11.30pm.

Personal life[edit]

Davis married Tom Prideaux, a Major with the Queen's Royal Lancers, on 3 May 2008. Tom Prideaux was often the butt of jokes on The Chris Moyles Show, and referred to by Moyles and Comedy Dave as "Captain Underpants" (whilst he held the rank of Captain), and later as "Major Tom" following his promotion to the rank of Major.[2]

On 29 October 2009, she announced live on The Chris Moyles Show that she was pregnant and due to give birth to a baby girl in March. On 25 November 2009, Prideaux mentioned on Twitter that she had ripped her skinny jeans trying to get out of the car. Moyles then posted a picture of the rip (just below her bottom) on Twitter, which was viewed 70,000 times in 8 hours making it one of the most viewed images on the site.[4]

Prideaux is a patron for the Veteran Horse Welfare charity, a charity dedicated to the welfare of older horses and ponies.[5] She is a Chelsea F.C. supporter.[1]

Prideaux's final show was on 12 February 2010 when she left the station to go on maternity leave, and to start a new chapter. On 29 March 2010 it was reported live on the Chris Moyles show that Prideaux had given birth to a baby girl named Poppy. She announced in March 2012 that she and her husband were expecting their second child.


  1. ^ a b BBC Reporter Profile
  2. ^ a b Carrie Davis profile at Archived 3 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Moyles sets breakfast DJ record". 7 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Chris Moyles' pregnant co-host tells Twitter users to 'grow up' after photo of her ripped jeans get 115,000 hits". Daily Mail. London. 26 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Radio 1 Celebrity Becomes Patron For The Veteran Horse Welfare Charity". 8 December 2005. Retrieved 21 September 2009.