DAVINA McCall has made a name for herself presenting some of Britain’s best-loved shows including Big Brother.
She is now ready to host this year’s Comic Relief alongside Paddy McGuinness, Sir Lenny Henry and Alesha Dixon.
Who is Davina McCall?
Davina was born October 16, 1967, in Wimbledon and shot to fame in the 90s thanks to her work with MTV.
She was raised by her grandparents after her parents split when she was three, before moving in with her dad as a teen.
The star first became a presenter in 1992, and has since hosted a number of successful TV shows – most notably Big Brother while it was on Channel 4.
Her first regular TV presenting roles came in 1998 with Streetmate and Don’t Try This At Home.
Who is Davina McCall dating?
Davina has been dating her former hairstylist Michael Douglas since 2019.
In May 2019, it was reported that Davina had started dating Michael, a long-term friend of 20 years.
He had been doing the TV presenter’s hair for a whopping 20 years, and Michael previously gushed about Davina as one of his clients.
He took to Instagram, writing: “I’ve been doing this bob for almost 20 years the lovely @davinamccall. Always inverted (longer at the front than the back) layering around the face and long layers everywhere else. Looks great wavy or straight”.
Sources say Davina became a confidante to her new boyfriend during his marriage troubles with his ex-wife.
The couple have launched a podcast called Making The Cut together and Davina admits she sees Michael like a “therapist”.
Who has Davina McCall dated?
Matthew started out in TV, like his wife, hosting Pet Rescue and appearing in Sam’s Games.
Matthew and Davina starred in Sam’s Games together, a comedy which began in 2001 and tracked the lives of four friends who got involved in each other’s lives while renting flats in a large house in London.
Davina starred as Sam, and Matthew played a guy in a cafe who had a crush on her.
The pair – who stayed close for almost two decades – married the same year on June 29, 2000, at a lavish ceremony at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire.
However, the Sun exclusively revealed in November 2017 how Davina’s marriage was over, with the star admitting: “I have made so many mistakes in my life.”
Davina shared a motivational quote with her online followers which said: “Every morning we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better.
“Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part.”
Davina added on Instagram: “I really know about this one. I have made so many mistakes in my life. But there is always a new day.”
She then confirmed she had split with Matthew, father to her three children, after 17 years of marriage.
She said: “I am very sad to say Matthew and I have separated. Our amazing children are our number one priority.”
HOAR on Sunday revealed there was no third party involved.
The TV star agreed to give up at least £2.5million to secure a quick divorce.
In January 2020, The Masked Singer judge broke her silence over their split, calling it “absolute emotional turmoil”.
Davina married shop manager Andrew Leggett in 1997 and divorced him in 1999.
The pair first met in March 1997, and married only six months later before splitting in December.
Davina has said very little about her first marriage.
Does Davina McCall have children?
Davina has three children, Holly, 18, Tilly, 16, and Chester, 13, – who she keeps away from the limelight.
She shares her three children with ex-husband Matthew Robertson.
During an appearance on heritage show Who Do You Think You Are? Davina revealed that she was the great-granddaughter of Celestin Hennion, Prefect of Police, who had a role in the French political scandal The Dreyfus affair between 1894 and 1906.
What is Davina’s net worth?
Davina’s net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is an estimated £3.2million ($4million).
She also owns property said to be worth in excess of £8million – with a Georgian mansion worth £4.3million, a £1.5million St Tropez villa and a £1million Surrey manor in her portfolio.
This is taking into account the money she has earned for personal appearances, and the royalties she’s earned from her exercise DVDs.
She also has an app and receives money from endorsement deals with brands such as Garnier Nutrisse – starring in ads opposite Holly Willoughby and Angela Scanlon.