Terri Seymour

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Terri Seymour
Seymour at the premiere for The Proposal in June 2009
Born Terri Louise Seymour
(1972-01-27) 27 January 1972 (age 46)
Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress, television presenter
Known for Extra, The Xtra Factor
Children Coco

Terri Louise Seymour (born 27 January 1974)[1] is an English television presenter and actress. Seymour joined the American entertainment news show Extra as a correspondent in 2004.

Early life[edit]

Seymour was born in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire in 1974. Her mother, Margaret, was a single mother.[2] Although Seymour did not have a relationship with her father, she has said her father was West Indian and her mother is white.[3] Seymour began modelling at age 12.[4]


Early in her career Seymour was a commercial model.[1] Later she appeared in music videos for George Michael and Soul II Soul.[2] She also became a hostess on the ITV game show Wheel of Fortune, alongside John Leslie, then Paul Hendy. Her first episode aired 9 January 2001.[2][5] After Wheel of Fortune ended, Seymour moved to the United States where she continued working as a host and model.[2]

Seymour joined the American entertainment news program Extra in 2004.[4] She still made some appearances on British television, working as a reporter on ITV2's The Xtra Factor and This Morning.[1] Seymour began to appear more frequently on Extra, where she started as a freelance reporter covering American Idol for the programme before joining as correspondent.[4]

Personal life[edit]

While modelling in her early twenties, Seymour experienced joint pain which was diagnosed as systemic lupus.[6] The lupus caused peritonitis requiring surgery and medication.[6] Seymour's lupus eventually went into remission although she did undergo additional tests and monitoring during her pregnancy in 2015.[6]

Seymour dated Simon Cowell from 2002 to 2008.[7] During their relationship the pair lived in London and Los Angeles, though Seymour spent more time in Los Angeles for her work.[8][9] She and Cowell remained friends after their split.[10][11] On 9 March 2016, Seymour and boyfriend Clark Mallon's daughter, Coco, was born.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Terri Seymour | TMZ.com". TMZ. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nolan, David (1 September 2010). Simon Cowell – The Man Who Changed the World. John Blake Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781857828351. 
  3. ^ McGrath, Nick (28 August 2010). "Terri Seymour: You either love or hate my gravelly voice, but it's the legacy of the lupus that nearly killed me". Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Terri Seymour". Extra.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Television, Scottish. "Terri Seymour is the new girl behind the Wheel of Fortune /PR Newswire UK/". prnewswire.co.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Burtt, Kristyn (19 February 2015). "Lupus and Pregnancy: A 'Miracle Baby'". Lifescript. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Norman, Pete; Rubin, Courney (1 November 2008). "Simon Cowell Splits with Girlfriend". People. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Simon Cowell: You ask the Questions". 11 December 2003. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Barber, Lynn (9 December 2007). "Simply Simon". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Terri Seymour introduces her daughter Coco, exclusively in HELLO!". Hello. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  11. ^ metrowebukmetro (18 November 2008). "Simon Cowell 'best friends' with ex". Metro. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 

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