After a variety of vacation jobs, i.a. life guard in a swimming pool in Windsor (look out 'Baywatch' babes!), zoe ball began her television career as a runner at Granada Television and researcher on BSkyB on the children's programme 'Cool Cube'. zoe ball then joined 'Action Time' and spent two years as a researcher working on a variety of quiz shows. This led to a job as a researcher/assistant producer and later a presenter of Channel 4's 'Big Breakfast'.
After auditioning for Children's BBC, zoe ball became the presenter of the 'Birthday Slot' which led to her being a regular presenter of CBBC's music magazine programme 'The O-zone' (voted Best Music Show by Smash Hits), 'Short Change' (a series of consumer programmes for Children's BBC), a regular co-presenter of the 'Broom Cupboard' and host of 'Playdays' on weekday mornings. zoe ball was also chosen to co-host the one off BBC special 'An Afternoon on the Moon' which celebrated the 25th Anniversary of man walking on the moon. From Spring to Autumn '95 zoe ball presented the BBC's Saturday morning Summer show 'Fully Booked' and the award winning BBC Art programme 'Smart' and has recently finished zoe ball first Pantomime, starring as Cinderella in the record breaking box office success at The Derngate Theatre in Northampton.
zoe ball co-presented the Saturday morning kids programme 'Live & Kicking' for three years. zoe ball presented her last episode on 17 April 1999, bringing herself and the rest of the nation to tears. Recently she hosted the Radio 1 'Breakfast Show', which makes zoe ball's the first female DJ in the history of the BBC presenting a breakfast show on Radio 1 on zoe ball own. On 31 March 2000 she presented the Breakfast Show for the last time and her best friend Sara Cox took over. zoe ball also had a small part in the movie 'Still Crazy'. (For those of you living outside the U.K.: BBC Radio 1 is the main radio station, and the breakfast show is the most listened to programme)
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