- Ben Shephard
name = Benjamin Peter Sherrington Shephard
birth_date = birth date and age|1974|12|11|df=yes
Epping, Essex, England
Chigwell School, University of Birmingham
spouse = Annie Perks (2004-)
children = 2
ethnic = English
Ben Shephard (born
11 December 1974in Eppingis an English television presenter.
Ben lived in North London's Islington from 2001-4 and now lives in South West London with his wife Annie and two sons Samuel (born May 28, 2005) and Jack (born January 25, 2007). He married Annie Perks in March 2004 in
South Hams, after meeting her at university.
As well as being a huge West Ham United supporter (he famously got
Britney Spearsto admit that she was a fan of the Hammers); he also has representative honours in both rugby and football.
Shepard was educated at the independent
Chigwell School, and further achieved a 2:1BA Hons degree from the University of Birminghamin [http://www.drama.bham.ac.uk Dance, Drama & Theatre Arts] .
*Presenter "Control Freaks" and "
The Bigger Breakfast" for Channel 4.
*In October, he launched the cult Sunday morning TV show
T4, he left in December 1999.
*"Eastenders Revealed " for
*"Planet Pop" and "Maths 4 Real" on
*Co-presenter "MTV Select" on
GMTVas a presenter on "Entertainment Today"." [http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=474 Ben joins GMTV] ", "www.gm.tv". ]
*Ben presented "The Xtra Factor" on
ITV2, a spin off from " The X Factor". He quit after three series' in 2006, following a dispute with Simon Cowell, and was replaced by Fearne Cottonfor the fourth series in 2007.
Eammon Holmes' depature from GMTV" [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2002/feb/20/broadcasting.bbc3 Eammonn quits GMTV] ", "www.guardian.co.uk".] , Ben became a co-anchor on " GMTV Today". He presented every Thursday and Friday, alongside Kate Garraway.
*In this year, he guest presented the award winning
ITV1programme "This Morning" he stood-in for the male host Phillip Schofield.
Fern Britton, he presented the reality TV show " Soapstar Superstar". But Britton and Shephard were both replaced from hosting the second series of the show by Zoe Ball.
*He also took part in the
ITV1programme " Soccer Aid".
*Shephard has also reported for
ITV1's "All*Star Cup".
*Ben presented "The Xtra Factor – Battle of the Stars" for
*He presented a radio show on
Magic FMcalled "Saturday Breakfast".
*During the second series of the hit
ITV1show " Dancing on Ice", Ben presented the spin off show, "Dancing on Ice Exclusive" alongside Andi Peters.
*In this year, Ben appeared on "
The Paul O'Grady Show" as a guest, where he modestly admitted to have been voted as the 73rd sexiest male in the world.
*He presented the new
BBC Oneshow " DanceX". However it didn't return in 2008, due to poor viewing figures." [http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,11050-2007200238,00.html Ben Shephard exits "The X Factor" to present "DanceX"] ", "The Sun"]
*He had a short stint presenting "Hot or Not" for Heat Radio, which aired every Monday at 7pm.
*He boxed singer Lemar on March 15 for
BBC One's " Sport Relief" after training with Ricky Hatton and Andy Mayo at Mayo's Gym. He won by decision after 3 rounds.
*Ben became the host of the
BBC One's National lottery quiz show - " 1 vs. 100" - for its third series, which began in April 2008." [http://endemoluk.com/?q=node/365&tid=7&shownews=1 Ben Shephard to present 1 vs. 100] ", "www.endemoluk.com".]
GMTVannounced that he would replace Andrew Castleas the main male anchor of " GMTV Today", the channel's flagship show, hosting alongside Fiona Phillipsevery Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. He and Andrew swapped shifts.
*From July-August, he co-presented a new Saturday night entertainment series for
ITV1, alongside Denise Van Outen, called " Who Dares Sings". The premise of which will include 100 members of the studio audience to hitting the right notes in the largest karaoke competition on TV. The show ran for 7-episodes. It will return in December, for a one-off christmas special." [http://www.itv.com/Entertainment/Music/WhoDaresSings/Abouttheshow/default.html Who Dares, Sings!] ", " itv.com".]
*In September, he took part in
ITV1's " Soccer Aid" for the second time." [http://www.itv.com/Entertainment/reality/SoccerAid/Englandsquad/default.html?ModuleId=161548&ImageIndex=3&XPos=0&YPos=74&ThumbScrollPos=0 Ben Shephard to take part in Soccer Aid] ", " itv.com".]
*Ben is rumoured to takeover as host of an updated version of "
The Krypton Factor", which returns to ITV1after 13-years." [http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article1735190.ece Tough quiz Krypton on its way back] ", " The Sun".]
*Guest appearance in the
Harry Pottermovie called "the Half Blood Prince" which premieres in July." [http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article1142974.ece Ben's magical Hairy Potter role] ", " The Sun".]
* [http://www.jamesgrant.co.uk/artist.asp?id=145 Ben Shephard] at James Grant Management
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1400023 IMDb]
* [http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=474 Ben Shephard] at gm.tv
* [http://www.magic.fm/showdj.asp?DJID=32423 Ben Shephard] at Magic 105.4 FM
* [http://officialbenshephard.com Official Ben Shephard Website]
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