SARA Cox has a 5-7pm slot at BBC’s Radio 2, where she presents their drivetime show. She’s also hosting Britain’s Top 100 Dogs Live: 2019 on ITV on January 29 with Ben Fogle, and appearing on BBC Two’s Back in Time for School, on Thursdays at 8pm.
But, who is she, what made her ascend to fame and which TV shows has she been on? Here’s what you need to know about the talented radio DJ.
BBC Press Handout Presenter Sara Cox is taking on a brand new slot at BBC’s Radio 2
Who is Sara Cox and what is she famous for?
The 44-year-old is from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
After finishing her studies at Canon Slate School, Sara decided to pursue a career in modelling.
Following her appearance in the OMD music video for Everyday, she landed her first TV role in 1996.
Sara is most well-known for her radio career.
In 1991, she joined BBC Radio 1 where she hosted with Emma Boughton and launched the Sunday Surgery show with Dr Mark Hamilton.
Getty Images Sarah has hosted a number of popular radio shows
After landing the huge Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter role, she grew the audience to 7.8 million listeners.
She hosted her final radio show in 2003, leaving the job behind with her last track: “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”.
Cox is also regularly heard on BBC Radio 2, where she hosts her own show on Saturday evenings.
In late October, it was revealed that Sara is set to host BBC Radio 2’s Drivetime show, taking over from Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley.
She posted on Twitter following the announcement, saying: “Can’t wait to start my dream job. I solemnly promise to play you brilliant music and make upi lol-a-lot.”What TV shows has Sara Cox been on?
Sara balances her successful radio career with telly appearances.
She has hosted The Album Chart Show on Channel 4, as well as starring on Sky1’s Angela and Friends.
In 1998, Cox became a presenter of The Big Breakfast, which saw her interview celebs including Sting, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robbie Williams.
In 2018, she hosted the dating show Love in the Countryside on BBC Two.
Sara is currently hosting This Morning alongside Michael Ball every Friday, while regular Friday presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford cover Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s Monday to Thursday slots.
Her other noteworthy TV roles have included The Great Pottery Throw Down, Back in Time for Tea, The Great British Sewing Bee and Too Much TV.
Currently, she is hosting Back in Time for School on BBC Two, which airs on Thursdays at 8pm.
The new show sees teenage pupils travel through 100 years of history to see just how much school life has changed over time.
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When was Ariana Grande’s tribute concert?
Ariana Grande returned to Manchester in June 2017 to headline a fundraising concert for the victims of the suicide bombing at her Manchester Arena gig on May 22.
The 23-year-old singer vowed to return to the city in a defiant message on Friday, May 26.
Ariana and her manager Scooter Braun contacted some of the biggest names in the music industry and booked them to perform.
The concert was held at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground.
BBC One covered the show, with Sara Cox presenting alongside Ore Oduba.
Top jockey Frankie Dettori gives DJ Sara Cox a riding lesson