Davina McCall


Davina Lucy Pascale McCall[1] (born on 16 October 1967) is an British television presenter and actress who works on British television.

After difficult times, Eric Clapton helped Davina turn things around. In 1992 she landed a job presenting her own show on MTV but a lesser known fact was that she was the Female Voice Dubber on the first series of Channel 4's Eurotrash in 1993. So, in 1995 she went on to host the ITV game show God's Gift (transmitted very late at night, around 3am usually, after weekend football highlights) and she later went on to present the game show Streetmate (Channel 4, aiming to get couples together, she'd basicly do the chatting up for the contestant) in 1998. Since 2000 Davina has also presented Big Brother (see below for more information), she has also presented the BRIT Awards in 2000, as well as the BBC charity show Comic Relief on several occasions. She presented the ITV show Don't Try This at Home in 2001, Popstars: The Rivals (ITV1) in 2002, The Vault (ITV1), Oblivious (ITV1), the reality TV show Reborn in the USA in 2003, as well as an entertainment show on the subject of love and dating called Love on a Saturday Night (ITV1) in 2004. In 2004 she also presented the BAFTA television awards.

McCall has also tried a hand at acting appearances in Sam's Game (2001), a Friends-style TV sitcom (also starring Irish comedian Ed Byrne), which was slammed by the critics and lasted only one series. She has also appeared in the Leigh Francis comedy sketch shows Bo Selecta and A Bear's Tail. McCall also provided the voice of an android version of herself in a lethal version of Big Brother in the Doctor Who episode "Bad Wolf" in 2005.

Although popular with many, McCall's presenting style is not without its critics[citation needed]and she was voted 95th worst Briton in Channel 4's poll of the 100 Worst Britons in 2003[citation needed].

She has featured as a guest on numerous chat shows, in 2005, McCall appeared on the BBC Two motoring show Top Gear, participating in the shows "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" segment. She rounded the track in 1:57.1, which earned a 67th place on the score board.

During 2005, McCall presented the BBC series He's Having A Baby, which received poor ratings. In December 2005 it was announced that she would be hosting her own BBC One prime-time chat show called Davina in early 2006. Early reviews were scathing of the show, and viewing figures flirted around the 3 million mark (at one point, dropping as low as 2 million), compared to over 6 million watching The Bill on ITV1 at the same time. In April 2006, BBC One axed the show due to the ratings not reaching expectations.

Davina McCall

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