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Alison Hammond (born 5 February 1975) is a British television personality who became notable after appearing on the third series of Big Brother in 2002[1] and was the second housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother house.

Alison Hammond
Born (1979-02-05) 5 February 1979 (age 40)
Birmingham, England
ResidenceBirmingham, England
OccupationTelevision spouse = Dwayne Johnson 2017-2019 Personality
Years active1988–1997; 2002–present
EmployerITV
AgentBecca Barr Management
TelevisionBig Brother (2002)
This Morning (2003–)
I'm a Celebrity... (2010)
Celebrity MasterChef (2014)
Strictly Come Dancing (2014)
The Dumping Ground (2016)
Sugar Free Farm (2017)
Children1

Hammond has since become a presenter on ITV's This Morning as the showbiz reporter, interviewing many celebrities.

CareerEdit

Since leaving the Big Brother house, Hammond has appeared on many television programmes, including Celebrity Fit Club, Celebrities Under Pressure and Big Star's Little Star. She has also appeared on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, performing as Nina Simone, Celebrity Ready Steady Cook, Daily Cooks Challenge, as a panellist on ITV's Loose Women, and as a presenter on the short-lived ITV Play channel.

In 2004, Hammond played herself as a TV reporter in Christmas Lights opposite Robson Green. In 2008, Hammond was named as the face of online bingo site Crown Bingo and took part in live chats, voiced characters and can be heard as the bingo caller in the bingo room.

In November 2010, Hammond entered the jungle as a contestant on the tenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and, on 28 November 2010, became the fourth contestant to leave the show.[2]

In 2012, Hammond became brand ambassador for DFS Home Furnishings. Hammond participated in the ninth series of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One.

Hammond participated in the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 on BBC One.[3] She partnered with eleventh series' champion Aljaž Skorjanec. They were voted off in the seventh week of competition and finished 10th.[4] On 19 November 2015 it was announced she would compete in the annual Strictly Christmas Special.[5]

Alison has appeared in many pantomime productions including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty and the Beast and is set to appear in Aladdin at the Sunderland Empire this Christmas.

Hammond made her Hollywood debut in the animated film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Hammond's father is Nevisian and her mother is Guyanese. She was formerly a holiday representative and holiday entertainer, who worked in Tunisia, amongst other resorts. She also worked as a cinema usherette and child actress. Hammond resides in Birmingham, her home city. She has a son.[7]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Note(s)
1988–1990 Palace Hill Eskimo Regular Role
1991 Chalkface Alice 1 Episode, "Christmas Cheer"
1997 The Locksmith WPC Leigh 1 Episode, "Coming Together"
2002 Big Brother Herself Contestant, Series 3, 11th Place
Doctors Danielle 1 Episode, "Tears of a Clown"
2002, 2004, 2006, 2019 Loose Women Herself Herself (2 Episodes), Guest panellist (2002, 2004),
2003– This Morning Reporter & Stand in Host
2003 Doctors Theresa Holyoake 2 Episodes, "A Red Light Means Stop: Part 1" and "A Red Light Means Stop Part: 2"
2004 Celebrity Fit Club Herself Contestant
Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes Performed as Nina Simone
Christmas Lights
2006–2007 ITV Play This Morning Puzzlebook Quiz Show
2010 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Contestant, 10th Place
2012 Celebrity Coach Trip Contestant, 2 Episodes, "Rimini, Italy" and "Faenza, Italy", Eliminated 5th
2012, 2013, 2014 Big Brother's Bit On The Side 4 Episodes, 14 June 2012, 19 June 2013, 4 September 2013 and 15 July 2014
2013 Celebrity Big Brother Live Eviction 3, 1 Episode
2014 Celebrity MasterChef Contestant
Strictly Come Dancing Contestant
2016 The Dumping Ground Rowena Spike 2 episodes, "Lost and Found" and "Bear-Faced Liar"
2017 Sugar Free Farm Herself Participant
Let's Sing and Dance Participant
2018 The Time It Takes Co-host
Celebrity Haunted Mansion Participant
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Frankenginger (voice) Movie

Guest appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alison evicted from Big Brother". BBC News. 8 June 2002. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Alison Hammond leaves the jungle". 29 November 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing: Alison Hammond joins the cast". Digital Spy. 19 August 2014.
  4. ^ Michael Hogan (9 November 2014). "Alison Hammond voted off Strictly Come Dancing, review". Telegraph.co.uk.
  5. ^ Coupe, Kerry (17 December 2015). "Royal Marine Cassidy Little to star in Christmas Strictly special". Stamford Mercury. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Alison Hammond on Instagram: "It's official !!! I am to voice a character in a Hollywood Blockbuster movie Hotel Transylvania 3 and I just can't wait I'm so excited to…"". Instagram.
  7. ^ "Five minutes with... Alison Hammond – Celebrity Gossip Woman's Own". Womansown.co.uk. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ Victoria Taylor, "Hollyoaks will see guest appearance from outrageous This Morning star Alison Hammond"

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