SARA Cox is the presenter on BBC’s popular show The Great Pottery Throw Down.
She had a busy year last year, hosting a 24-hour Danceathon for Comic Relief 2017 and presenting TV coverage for the Manchester One Love tribute concert. Here's the lowdown on the DJ who stood in for Chris Evans over Christmas…
The 43-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.
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.
Sara balances her successful radio career with her 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.
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.
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.