Carrie Grant

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Carrie Grant
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Carrie Grant at the 2008 Red Bull Flugtag
Born Caroline Vanessa Gray
(1965-08-17) 17 August 1965 (age 52)
Enfield, England, UK
Occupation Vocal coach, singer, TV presenter
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) David Grant
Children Olivia

Caroline Vanessa "Carrie" Grant (née Gray, born 17 August 1965) is a British vocal coach,[1] television presenter, and session singer.


Grant is best known for her work on the television talent contests Fame Academy,[2] Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, and Pop Idol, and the children's television series Carrie and David's Popshop, together with her husband and colleague David Grant.[3] She is also personal voice coach to many successful pop stars.

She first came to fame as a singer in her own right with the pop group Sweet Dreams in 1983, when they represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest that year with the song I'm Never Giving Up.[4]

In 2009, Grant was featured in the tenth episode of the second series of Total Wipeout.

Since 2010, she has been a regular reporter on BBC One's magazine programme The One Show.

In 2012, she appeared on the ITV documentary, The Talent Show Story where she spoke about her time as a judge and coach.

In May 2014, it was announced that Grant would be head of the United Kingdom national jury in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[5]

In January 2018, Carrie participated in And They're Off! in aid of Sport Relief.

Personal life[edit]

She and husband David have four children: daughters Olivia, Talia, and Imogen, and Nathan, who is adopted. Two of her daughters are autistic.[6] Olivia played Alice in the fifth series of The Story of Tracy Beaker and went on to a small role in EastEnders. She then went on to play the part of Mia Stone in the CBBC show Half Moon Investigations.

Grant has suffered from Crohn's disease since the age of 18[7] and has been praised by science education charity Sense About Science for her efforts in raising the profile of the disease without making any scientifically unsound claims about available therapies.[8] She is a supporter of the Labour Party and addressed its conference in 2012, about why she valued the National Health Service.[9]

Carrie Grant is also Patient Lead at The College of Medicine[10] and has spoken at their conferences on involving patients in treatment choices.


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