Who is Davina McCall?
Davina Lucy Pascale McCall is an eminent English television presenter. Between 2000 and 2010, she was the presenter of the reality show Big Brother during its run on Channel 4. Also, she hosted Channel 4’s Streetmate (1998-2001, 2016), The Million Pound Drop (2010–2015), Five Minutes to a Fortune (2013), and The Jump (2014–2017), as well as ITV’s The Biggest Loser (2011–2012), Long Lost Family (2011–present), and This Time Next Year (2016–2019).
From 2005 to 2015, she was a regular co-presenter of the Comic Relief annual telethons. She then presented the Sky One dance competition show Got to Dance from 2010 to 2014. Since 2020, she has been a judge on the ITV musical competition show The Masked Singer, and since 2021, a spin-off of the show, The Masked Dancer.
How Old Is Davina McCall?
She is 55 years old as of March 2023, having been born on October 16, 1967, in Wimbledon, London, England. Davina McCall shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Ruby Rose Turner, Aphmau, Charles Leclerc, Solage Ortiz, Carmen Pritchett, and many more.
Davina McCall Family
Who are Davina McCall’s Parents?
She was born to Andrew McCall (Father, who died on February 28, 2022) and Florence McCall (Mother). Her father was English and a graphic designer and events organizer for Portsmouth Harbour Authority, whereas her mother is French.
Does Davina McCall have Siblings?
She has a sister by the name of Caroline Baday, who died in August 2012.
Davina McCall Education
She received her school education at St. Catherine’s School and The Godolphin and Latymer School. In secondary, she studied for nine O levels and two A levels.
Davina McCall Marital Status
News on the internet shows that she is in a relationship with Michael Douglas. However, she has been previously married twice. First, she was married to Andrew Leggett, and they were married from 1997 to 1997. Second, she was married to Matthew Robertson (born in 1968), they married in June 2000 but separated in November 2017.
Daina McCall Kids
She has three kids with her separated husband Matthew. Two daughters by the name, of Holly Robertson (born in 2001) and Tilly Robertson (born in 2003). And a son by the name of Chester Robertson (born in 2006).
Davina McCall Career
Her first career was as a singer and has been performing in a band, Lazy Bear while still at school. By the age of 19, she had decided to pursue a professional career as a solo classical artist, and briefly commenced classical vocal coaching. Dissatisfied with her lack of success in the music industry, she gave up singing and took a job at Models 1 on the men’s desk as a booker. Later for two years, she ran a restaurant before a brief spell in Paris as a Moulin Rouge-style cabaret performer. In 1994, she was hired as a presenter on Ray Cokes’ Most Wanted on MTV Europe. And then presented Hitlist UK. The following year, she hosted the ITV late-night game show, God’s Gift.
A Career at Channel 4
In 1998, she hosted the cult dating show Streetmate in which she toured the country meeting single people and matching them up. She was chosen as the presenter of the inaugural series of Big Brother. Also hosted the celebrity version of Celebrity Big Brother, the first series of which ran for eight days in March 2001. In 2005, her performance on the final night attracted press attention and some complaints about her treatment of housemate Makosi Musambasi. In December 2007, she presented a New Year’s edition of The Friday Night Project entitled, The Friday Night New Year Project 2007.
By the 9th series of Big Brother in 2008, she was earning a reported £85,000 per episode. But the ninth series proved to be a low point, however becoming the least-watched summer series in the show’s history. With audience figures failing, in the summer of 2010, Channel 4 decided that the eleventh series would be the last Big Brother broadcast on their channel. After presenting the 7th and final series of Celebrity Big Brother, in January 2010 she fronted her 11th and final regular edition over the summer. Having made the decision to leave the show after Ultimate Big Brother.
Channel 4 Continuation
Channel 5 announced in April 2011, that they had secured the rights to relaunch Big Brother in the summer of 2011, McCall confirmed she would not be returning as host. In between the final celebrity and regular editions of Big Brother on Channel 4, she began presenting a new game show, The Million Pound Drop. On March 20, 2015, the final episode aired with the primetime series axed in 2016. It was announced on July 14, 2017, that the format would return as a daytime series under the name The £100K Drop. From 2012 to 2016, she co-hosted the charity telethon Stand Up to Cancer with Adam Hills, Alan Carr, and Christian Jessen.
She and Carr also hosted a companion series Stars at Your Service as part of the 2014 telethon. In April 2013, she presented one series of Five Minutes to a Fortune. From January 2014 to March 2017, she presented the reality competition The Jump which was broadcast live from Innsbruck and Kuhtain in Austria. In 2016, she presented Make My Body Better on Channel 4.
A Career at Sky
She co-presented the first series of Prickly Heat alongside Julian Clary. But she was replaced by Denise van Outen for further two series. On December 20, 2009, she began hosting the reality program Gt to Dance. It was confirmed on October 24, 2014, that the show had been axed after five years. In 2015, she presented One Hundred and Eighty, a darts-based game show for Sky 1.
A Career at ITV
In 1999, she co-presented the six-part series Birthrace 2000 which featured couples trying to have their first baby of the millennium. She co-presented four series of Don’t Try This at Home for ITV. Her co-presenters were Kate Thornton, Paul Hendy, and Darren Dya. When Don’t Try This at Home ended in 2001, she continued with the channel. Presenting series such as Popstars: The Rivals and The Vault (1st series) in 2002, Reborn in the USA in 2003, and Love on a Saturday Night in 2004.
Also, she hosted the British Academy Television Awards 2004 for ITV and again in 2006. In 2011, she began hosting The Biggest Loser and Long Lost Family. After just two series, it was announced that The Biggest Loser had been axed by ITV in September 2012. The following year, she presented Stepping Ouyt which was seen as a rival to BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. In 2016, she presented a four-part factual series for ITV called Davina McCall: Life at the Extreme. From 2016 to 2019, she presented three series of This Time Next Year for the channel. In January 2017, she guest-presented three episodes of This Morning alongside Philip Schofield. In February 2018, she returned to guest-present an episode with Ore Oduba.
She then guest-presented five episodes of The Nightly show in March 2017. She was announced on September 9, 2019, as a judge for The Masked Singer, the UK version of the international music game show Masked Singer. Series 1 aired in January 2020, and series 2 began airing in December 2020. It was announced by ITV on March 4, 2021, that she would be appearing as a judge on the brand new spin-off show of The Masked Singer UK, The Masked Dancer UK, which is set to air in spring 2021.
A Career at BBC
In 2005, she presented He’s Having a Baby. There, she followed and advised eight young men who were to become first-time fathers at various stages during the show’s ten-week run. She has been one of the co-presenters of the annual British charity telethons that are organized by Comic Relief on BBC One. Previously, she had presented or appeared on various related Comic Relief shows. Including The Record Breaker (1999), Naked Red Nose Ground Force in Practice and Say Pants to Poverty (2001), The Big Hair Do (2003) and Comic Relief Does Fame Academy (2005). Front early 2006, she fronted her own prime-time chat show, Davina.
A Career at UKTV
In September 2017, she presented her own show on the W channel called The Davina Hour.
A Career in Other Ventures
In 2001, she appeared with Ed Byrne, Tristan Gemmill, and Tameka Empson as the title character in Sam’s Game, a Friend’s-style sitcom. She then voiced the android Davina McCall in the 2005 Doctor Who episode “Bad Wolf”. And in 2008, she played herself as both a human and a zombie in Dead Set. A five-part horror parody of Big Brother set in the house. In documentary television, she has fronted Let’s Talk Sex. About sex education and how it is taught in the United Kingdom. Also, she is the face of the cosmetics brand Garnier in the United Kingdom. In August 2014, she was one of the 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian.
She undertook a BT Sport Relief challenge called ‘Davina – Beyond Breaking Point’ in February 2014. Seven days of either running, swimming, or cycling across the UK to raise money for the UK charity Sport Relief. This challenge was filmed by the BBC as a one-off 60-minute documentary which aired on BBC One on March 20, 2014, at 21:00. It was announced during the live telethon that McGall had raised over £2.2 million for Sport Relief 2014.
Davina McCall Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 7 inches (1.7m) but has an unknown weight.
Davina McCall’s Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but has a net worth of $4 million.