DAVINA McCall is one of Britain’s most popular TV presenters, with a career that has lasted over 20 years.
Here, we look at how she started and the shows she has worked on.
Davina rose to fame on Channel 4’s Big BrotherGetty
Who is Davina McCall?
Davina was born on October 16, 1967, in Wimbledon and shot to fame in the 1990s thanks to her work with MTV.
She was raised by her grandparents after her parents split when she was three, before moving in with her dad as a teen.
Davina started her career off as a singer, performing in a band called Lazy Bear, while still at school.
Unhappy with her lack of success in the music industry, she gave up singing and took a job at Models 1 on the men’s desk as a booker.
She then ran a restaurant for two years before briefly moving to Paris as a Moulin Rouge-style cabaret performer.
When she returned to London she worked on the nightclub scene as a hostess.
In 1992, Davina landed her first presenting role on Ray Cokes’ Most Wanted on MTV Europe, but boosted her profile in 1998 as the presenter of Channel 4’s reality dating game show Streetmate.
What is Davina McCall’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Davina is worth $4million – around £2.83m.
She’s not only amassed her wealth from appearing on camera but has released several books during her career.
Davina also owns a property said to be worth in excess of £8m, with a Georgian mansion worth £4.3m, a £1.5m St Tropez villa and a £1m Surrey manor in her portfolio.
And she’s released several fitness DVDs and has been the face of cosmetics brand Garnier for many years.
The presenter has also raised millions for charity, completing a seven-day triathlon to generate more than £2m for Sport Relief in 2014.
Which TV shows has Davina McCall presented?
McCall is best known as being the original presenter of Big Brother while it was on Channel 4 from 2000 and 2010.
She also fronted the celebrity spin-off.
Davina was given her own talk show in 2006 self-titled, Davina.
She has also presented Long Lost Family, The 100k Drop, This Time Next Year, The Jump and The Million Pound Drop.
From 2010 to 2014, she presented the Sky One dance competition show Got To Dance.
She was a regular co-presenter of the Comic Relief annual telethons from 2005 to 2015.
Since 2020, she has been a judge on the competition show The Masked Singer, and since 2021, a spin-off of the show, The Masked Dancer.
Is Davina McCall married?
Davina is not married but has been in a relationship with former hairstylist Michael Douglas since 2019.
The presenter’s first marriage was to Andrew Leggett between 1997 and 1999.
She was married to Matthew Robertson between 2000 and 2017.
During an appearance on the heritage show Who Do You Think You Are? Davina revealed that she was the great-granddaughter of Celestin Hennion, Prefect of Police, who had a role in the French political scandal The Dreyfus affair between 1894 and 1906.
How many children does Davina McCall have?
She has three children – Holly, born in September 2001, Tilly, born September 2003, and Chester, born in 2006
Davina enjoys a private personal life and keeps her children away from the limelight.
She shares her three children with her ex-husband.