Fearne Cotton

TV & Radio Presenter

Fearne Cotton is one of the most recognisable TV and radio hosts in the UK having worked on programmes including Top of the Pops, The Xtra Factor and the Radio 1 Chart Show. She’s more recently known as a Sunday Times bestselling author with her book Happy, which led to her becoming the founder of the wellbeing brand Happy Place, and also became the premise for her podcast.

Passionate about making self-care inclusive, relatable, and straightforward, Fearne has actively encouraged and demystified wider conversation around mental health. A mother of two and stepmother of two, Fearne actively supports a range of charities and campaigns, most notably Mind, The Prince’s Trust, Coppafeel, and the Princess of Wales’ #ShapingUs early childhood campaign.

Starting out on children’s television at just 15, Fearne graduated to mainstream TV with Top of the Pops, where she went on to become the shows last regular presenter. She also co-hosted Love Island before taking over presenting duties on The Xtra Factor. She and her friend Holly Willoughby hosted Holly & Fearne Go Dating, before joining up again as rival team captains on Celebrity Juice.

A regular part of Comic Relief and Children In Need, Fearne has also hosted a wide range of one-off programmes including ITV2’s coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival and the BBC’s coverage of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant. She also guest presented The One Show, and was part of the hosting team for the Eurovision Song Contest.

On radio, Fearne was a fixture of the Radio 1 schedule with her own weekday show and was the first regular female presenter to front the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show.

On her podcast Happy Place which to date has had over 50 million downloads, Fearne talks to guests about life, loss, love and everything in between. Dame Kelly Holmes, Jamie Oliver, Tom Daley, Robbie Williams, Gareth Southgate and Hilary Rodham Clinton are just a few names that have appeared to discuss what happiness means to them.

Her most personal work to date, Fearne’s newest bookBigger Than Us was published in 2023, earning Sunday Times bestseller status.