Sophie McDonnell

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Sophie McDonnell
Birth name Sophie McDonnell
Born (1976-02-03) 3 February 1976 (age 42)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Television presenter, radio presenter, singer
Years active 1998–present

Sophie McDonnell (born 3 February 1976) is a television/radio presenter and former singer. She was a member of the group Precious, the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1999 at which they placed 12th. She later presented children's television for CBBC until 2006.


Sophie McDonnell was born in Preston, Lancashire and worked as a model and actress before joining girl band Precious. She has acted in Emmerdale.

In the summer of 2005 she presented as a guest for two weeks the BBC's flagship Saturday morning programme The Saturday Show. She presented in-vision links on the CBBC channel up until summer 2006, and now presents The Big Toe Radio Show on BBC7. She presented the final series of 50/50 on CBBC in 2005.

She recently starred in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Kings Theatre, Southsea.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Eurovision Song Contest Herself Part of girl band Precious
2000 Emmerdale Guest role
2002–06 CBBC Herself Continuity presenter
2004 Stupid! Herself Episode: Human Food
2005 The Saturday Show Herself Guest presenter/Main reporter
50/50 Herself Main presenter for final series
Bamzooki Herself Guest presenter
2006–09 BBC 7 Herself Main presenter

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