Michael Underwood

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Michael Underwood
Born Michael Paul Underwood
(1975-10-26) 26 October 1975 (age 42)
Northampton, England
Nationality British
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Angellica Bell (m. 2010)
Children 2
Website officialmichaelunderwood.com

Michael Paul Underwood (born 26 October 1975) is an English television presenter, best known as a children's TV presenter on CBBC and CITV. He can be seen as a fifteen year old in an episode of The Crystal Maze, then presented by Richard O'Brien. He presented the primetime ITV series Let Me Entertain You in 2014 and was a reporter for Real Stories with Ranvir Singh.


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]

Underwood was an entertainment correspondent for the ITV Breakfast programme GMTV from 2005 until 2008. In 2006, Underwood duetted with The X Factor contestant 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. They took part in the show the following year for the fourth series.

Underwood presented on Heart FM from April 2013, filling in for Zoe Hanson. He left this role in December 2013.[1]

In early 2014, he presented the ITV entertainment series Let Me Entertain You on Saturday nights. Underwood was a reporter on the ITV series Surprise Surprise until 2015 and Real Stories with Ranvir Singh until 2016. He has been a stand-in entertainment reporter on Good Morning Britain multiple times. He is a reporter on the Channel 5 series Do the Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth.

He appeared in the music video for Wet Wet Wet's single "Too Many People".

Personal life[edit]

Underwood married his former CBBC co-star Angellica Bell in New York City in December 2010.[2] On 9 June 2011, Underwood announced that Bell was expecting their first child.[3] The baby, Elijah Joseph, was born on 26 December 2011.

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


TV presenting
Other TV work


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  2. ^ "TV presenter couple Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell wed in surprise ceremony in New York". Daily Mail. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  3. ^ "TV presenter couple Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood expecting their first child". Daily Mail. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011.

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