Sian Welby

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Sian Welby
Welby photographed in July 2014
Born Sian Louise Welby
(1986-09-03) 3 September 1986 (age 30)
Nottinghamshire, England
Residence Wandsworth, London, England[1]
Occupation TV presenter, columnist, Radio presenter
Years active 2008-present
Employer Heart (current)
Channel 4 (current)
Channel 5 (current)
Eurosport (current)
ITV (former)
Sky Sports (former)
MTV (former)
EA Games (former)
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[2]
Television Presenting
5 News (2010—)
The Health Lottery (2011—)
Cycling: Revolution Series (2012—)

Sian Welby (born 3 September 1986) is an English television and radio presenter, best known for her work with Channel 5,[3] BBC,[4] ITV and Channel 4, and her comedy weather forecasts which have gained tens of millions of views around the world. Most recently Sian was challenged to a pun battle with Greg James on BBC Radio 1.[5]

Sian hosts her own national radio show on Heart every Monday to Thursday from 7-10 pm.[6]

Early life[edit]

Sian Welby is from Upton, a small village in Nottinghamshire, England.[7] She attended Minster School, Southwell.[8] She began presenting at 19, and she was still working part-time as a shop assistant for New Look when a starring role in an advert for New! Magazine, led to her being spotted by former Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond in October 2010.[7] She was unveiled as the new face of Channel 5 News in November.[7]


Welby has been the face of Channel 5 Weather since November 2010[citation needed] and The Health Lottery since 2013.[citation needed] She also presents Formula E's flagship global TV show, Street Racers, on Channel 5.[9] She presents The Health Lottery draws every Tuesday to Saturday on Channel 5.[citation needed]

In 2016, she hosted the BRIT Awards live on Twitter,[citation needed] went backstage at Sports Personality of the Year for BBC One[citation needed] and recently launched the BBC's Snapchat channel as host and creative lead.[citation needed]

Welby hosted the Revolution cycling show series for Channel 4, alongside co-worker from 5 News, newscaster Matt Barbet.[10] She presented her first documentary, 'Sarah Storey’s Longest Hour’ on Channel 4 in 2015. Previously she has presented cycling shows for BT Sport, Eurosport and ITV4 and is the female face of Electronic Arts.[11]

Since 2015, Welby has written a column for OK! Magazine called Wellbeing with Welby.[citation needed]