Charlotte Hawkins

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Charlotte Hawkins
Born
Charlotte Mary Hawkins

(1975-05-16) 16 May 1975 (age 44)
Chichester, West Sussex, England
ResidenceSurrey, England
OccupationJournalist, presenter, newsreader
EmployerITV Breakfast, Classic FM
AgentM&CSaatchi Merlin
TelevisionMeridian Tonight (2003–2006)
Sky News Sunrise (2007–2014)
Good Morning Britain (2014—)
Spouse(s)
Mark Herbert (m. 2008)
Children1
Parent(s)Frank
WebsiteOfficial website

Charlotte Mary Hawkins (born 16 May 1975) is an English television and radio presenter, newsreader and journalist currently employed by ITV and Classic FM.

Hawkins joined ITV's Meridian Tonight in 2003, hosting its main news programme, leaving in 2006 to become co-presenter of Sky's breakfast programme Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes. In 2014, she left Sky to co-present the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain. She also presents a Sunday afternoon programme on Classic FM.

She was a contestant in the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing but was eliminated in the fourth week.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hawkins was born on 16 May 1975 in Chichester, West Sussex.[2][3] She attended the Bishop Luffa School in Chichester,[4] and the University of Manchester, graduating with a BA in English Literature. She later undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the London College of Printing.[5]

Career[edit]

Hawkins began her broadcasting career with ITN in 1999 as a newsreader and reporter for LBC Radio. She was one of the first journalists at the fatal Paddington rail crash and provided live reports from the scene. In January 2000, she moved to ITV Meridian in the South East of England where she co-presented the hour-long current affairs series The Big Story.

From October 2003, Hawkins worked for ITV Meridian as co-anchor of their main news programme Meridian Tonight. She also presented on the ITV News Channel. At Meridian, she presented several pan-regional documentaries, including the half-hour special Britain on the Move. In 2007 Hawkins co-presented The London Boat Show for ITV.[5]

Hawkins left Meridian in December 2006 to join Sky News in January 2007,[6] where she presented Sunrise each Monday to Thursday with Eamonn Holmes. In March 2014 she left the channel.[5]

Hawkins presented several stints on Five News,[7] in the absence of stand-in Matt Barbet who was providing maternity leave cover for main presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, for a period in 2010.[8] In 2010, she was an occasional guest news reviewer on the ITV programme This Morning.[9] Hawkins also presented the Sky Arts documentary Andre Rieu: Behind the Music.

On 3 March 2014, Hawkins was confirmed as a presenter on ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain. She made her last appearance on Sky News Sunrise on 6 March 2014[10] and made her debut on Good Morning Britain on 28 April 2014, where she co-hosts the show with Ben Shephard, Sean Fletcher and Susanna Reid from 6:00 am to 8.30 am, every day except Thursdays.[11]

On 22 January 2015, Hawkins presented her final show before taking maternity leave; she returned on the show on 15 June. As of 2017, Hawkins serves as newsreader on Good Morning Britain four mornings a week and covers as a main presenter during holidays and absence.

In August 2017, Hawkins took part in the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One,[12] where she was paired with professional dancer Brendan Cole. They were eliminated in the fourth week of the competition.[13]

Since 7 January 2018 Hawkins has presented her own Classic FM music show on Sunday afternoons from 3–5pm.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Hawkins married her partner of five years, Mark Herbert, on 23 August 2008.[15] The ceremony took place at Chichester Cathedral where Hawkins' father was a clergyman.[16][17] On 12 August 2014, Hawkins announced live on Good Morning Britain that the couple were expecting their first child.[18] On 8 February 2015, she gave birth to a baby girl, Ella Rose.[19]

Hawkins lives in Surrey,[20] and spends a lot of her time outdoors and enjoys horse riding, cycling, and sailing.

Charity[edit]

Hawkins supports several charities including the Motor Neurone Disease Association of which she is a patron.[21] She is a patron of Ellenor Hospice and an ambassador for Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens.[22]

Hawkins supports the Dogs Trust charity.[23] She owns a rescue dog named Bailey, who was adopted from the Dogs Trust.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Channel Notes
2000 The Big Story Presenter ITV Meridian
2003–2006 Meridian Tonight
2007 The London Boat Show
2007–2014 Sunrise Sky News With Eamonn Holmes
2010 Five News Stand-in presenter Channel 5
This Morning Newspaper reviewer ITV 2 episodes
2014— Good Morning Britain Presenter & newsreader
2015— Lorraine Occasional correspondent
2017— ITV Racing Reporter
2017 Strictly Come Dancing Participant BBC One Series 15
A Classic Christmas Presenter Sky Arts One-off Christmas show
Guest appearances
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Burnt News presenter
2017 Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Herself Cameo role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlotte Hawkins is the third celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2017". digitalspy.com. 15 October 2017. Archived from the original on 16 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". Search.findmypast.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Charlotte Hawkins on Sky News Sunrise 18th May 2010". Sky News. YouTube. 18 May 2010. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Ex-pupil's advice: Reach for sky". Chichester Observer. 31 May 2007. Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  5. ^ a b c "Charlotte Hawkins". Sky Press Office. BSkyB. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  6. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (9 January 2007). "Meridian anchor joins Eamonn Holmes at Sky News". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  7. ^ Charlotte Hawkins presenting Five News – 21 May 2010 Archived 8 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine YouTube
  8. ^ "Charlotte Hawkins on Twitter: "Quick turnaround today – I'm back on Five News later. Matt Barbett live in Cumbria & I'll be in the studio for the rest of the day's news"". Twitter. 3 June 2010. Archived from the original on 18 April 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Charlotte Hawkins on Twitter: "An extra dose of @eamonnholmes this week as I'm joining him on This Morning tomorrow to do news review! At least I get a bit of a lie-in..."". Twitter. 3 June 2010. Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Video: Charlotte Hawkins leaves Sky News Sunrise". Tvnewsroom.org. 25 February 2014. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Susanna Reid quits BBC for ITV". BBC News Online. 3 March 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing confirms 11th celebrity". 21 August 2017. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Brendan Cole crying as Charlotte Hawkins gets the boot from Strictly". London Evening Standard. 15 October 2017. Archived from the original on 15 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Classic FM launches new weekend line-up for 2018". Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Charlotte Hawkins Weds". TV Newsroom. 26 August 2008. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  16. ^ Eamonn Reflects On Charlotte's Wedding Archived 28 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine Sky News Blogs, 28 August 2008
  17. ^ Barrie Downie (24 August 2008). "Charlotte and Mark's wedding at Chichester Cathedral and Farbridge, Chichester " Wedding Photographer London". Bdweddingphotography.co.uk. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  18. ^ "Congratulations, Charlotte! | News | Good Morning Britain | GMB". Itv.com. 12 August 2014. Archived from the original on 27 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  19. ^ Finbow, Katy (8 February 2015). "Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins gives birth to baby girl". Digitalspy.co.uk. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  20. ^ "Charlotte Hawkins: 'I'm surprised people don't hate me'". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 30 September 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  21. ^ "About". Charlotte Hawkins. Archived from the original on 27 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ "About me". Charlotte Hawkins. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  25. ^ "Pointless Celebrities – Season 1, Episode 4: Episode 4". TV.com. 7 July 2011. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  26. ^ "Celebrity Squares Episode 1". Itv.com. 10 September 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  27. ^ "Tipping Point – News". Charlotte Hawkins. 13 October 2015. Archived from the original on 10 February 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  28. ^ "The Chase: Celebrity Special Episode 1". Itv.com. 1 March 2015. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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