Michael Underwood

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Michael Underwood
Born Michael Paul Underwood
(1975-10-26) 26 October 1975 (age 39)
Northampton, England
Nationality British
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 1999-present
Spouse(s) Angellica Bell (m. 2010)
Children Elijah Joseph Underwood
Keziah Mae Underwood
Website Official website

Michael Paul Underwood (born 26 October 1975 in Northampton) is an English television presenter.


Underwood attended Weston Favell Academy in Northampton; he later graduated from Plymouth University's Rolle College, Exmouth with a BEd (Hons) in Drama & Performance. Before winning a six-week CBBC presenting contract on the BBC television show Whatever You Want, Underwood had previously made it to the last four in interviews for the Blue Peter vacancy subsequently filled by Simon Thomas.[citation needed]

In 2006, Underwood duetted with X Factor's Andy Abraham on the Christmas single, "December Brings Me Back To You".

Underwood competed in the 2008 series of Dancing on Ice, partnered by professional skater Melanie Lambert. However, he pulled out of the series following a broken ankle in the run-up to the third show. The following year he took part in the series again, in its fourth series.

Underwood runs his own film blog[1]

Underwood presented on Heart FM From April 22, 2013 for South Coast Breakfast with Zoe Hanson. He left this role on 20 December 2013 to concentrate on his young family.[2]

In early 2014, he presented the ITV entertainment series Let Me Entertain You on Saturday nights. The show didn't return for a second series. Underwood is currently a reporter on the ITV series Surprise Surprise and Real Stories with Ranvir Singh.

Personal life[edit]

Underwood married his former CBBC co-star Angellica Bell in New York in December 2010.[3] On 9 June 2011, Underwood announced that Bell was expecting their first child.[4] The baby, Elijah Joseph, was born on 26 December 2011.

It was announced on Twitter in early 2013 that Underwood and wife, Angellica would be expecting their second child. Their daughter Keziah Mae was born in June 2013, Underwood was quoted saying 'two under two, we are crazy.'



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