TV and radio host who rose to fame after appearing on the children's program Blue Peter.
Initially hoping to be a dancer, she spent two years training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
In 2001, she was selected to be the subject of an episode of This Is Your Life, a popular show based in the UK.
She was born in Hitchin, England.
Both she and actress Janet McTeer studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.