Who was the first female presenter of both the British Radio 1 and Radio 2 breakfast shows?
Zoe Louise Ball (born 23 November 1970) is a British radio and television presenter. She was the first female host of both "Radio 1 Breakfast" and "The Radio 2 Breakfast Show" for the BBC, and presented the 1990s children's show "Live & Kicking", alongside Jamie Theakston from 1996-1999.
Ball was a contestant in the third series of "Strictly Come Dancing". Following this, in 2011 she replaced Claudia Winkleman as host of the BBC Two spin-off show "Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two" until her departure in 2021. Ball also hosted the "Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour" in 2011 and 2015.
Ball first worked in radio, after she became co-host of Radio 1 Breakfast on BBC Radio 1 in October 1997 with Kevin Greening. In 2018, Ball was announced as new "The Radio 2 Breakfast Show" host and took over from Chris Evans in January 2019.