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Cherry Kathleen Healey (born Cherry Kathleen Chadwyck-Healey, 5 December 1980) is a British television presenter, frequently featuring in self-titled lifestyle documentaries on the BBC.

Cherry Healey
Cherry Kathleen Chadwyck-Healey

(1980-12-05) 5 December 1980 (age 38)
ResidenceShepherd’s Bush, West London, England
EducationCheltenham Ladies' College
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active2009–present
Roly Allen (m. 2010–2016)

Early lifeEdit

Healey is descended from the Chadwyck-Healey baronets; her father Nicholas is a son of the 4th Baronet. She has three brothers. She attended Cheltenham Ladies' College until 1999.[1] She has a Degree in Drama Education/Drama for Social Change from the Central School of Speech and Drama.


Best known for her work with light-hearted documentaries on BBC Three, including studies on drinking, childbirth, body issues, dating, and money,[2] Healey frequently relates documentaries to her own life both during the programmes and on her blog on the BBC website.[3] She presented a mini-series called Britain's Favourite Supermarket Foods on BBC One.

Since 2015, Healey has presented the E4 spin-off The Jump: On the Piste.

From 2013 until 2015, Healey appeared in TV commercials shown in the United States and Canada, for Cottonelle toilet paper, in which she approached random people and asked them to use Cottonelle and "go commando" – meaning without underwear – to demonstrate how effectively Cottonelle cleaned them.[4]

Healey has also written for several publications including Grazia, You Me Baby magazine, and Cellardoor online.

She has co-presented four series of Inside the Factory for BBC Two alongside Gregg Wallace. In 2016, Healey took part in Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One. In 2017–2018 her BBC series Find My First Love is being syndicated in the US on FYI.

Healey co-presents a podcast called The Hotbed, hosted on Acast, which talks about sex and long-term relationships. It reached No.14 in the Apple podcasts chart, and has been described as "your cringe-free, light-hearted and straight-talking take on sex".[5]

Personal lifeEdit

In Summer 2010, Healey married her long term partner Roly Allen. The couple have a daughter, born 2009,[6][7] and a son, born 2013. Healey and Allen later separated and divorced.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Truth About... Presenter
The Best of British Takeaways
The Health Detectives
2016— Find My First Love Presenter
2016 Celebrity MasterChef Participant
2016— What to Buy and Why Presenter 1 series
2015 The Jump: On the Piste 2 series
2015— Inside the Factory Co-presenter 5 series
2015 Britain's Supermarket Revolution: What's in It for Us? Presenter 1 episode
2013 Cherry Healey: Old Before My Time Herself 3 episodes
Secrets of the Sales 1 episode
Cherry Healey's Property Virgins 2 episodes
The Year of Making Love 6 episodes
2012–2013 Britain's Favourite Supermarket Foods 3 episodes
2012 Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 6 episodes
Cherry Healey: Like A Virgin 1 episode
2011 Cherry's Parenting Dilemmas
Cherry's Body Dilemmas
Cherry's Cash Dilemmas
Cherry Healey: Magician's Assistant
Is Breast Best? Cherry Healey Investigates
2010 Cherry Gets Married
Cherry Goes Dating
Cherry Goes Drinking
Cherry Gets Pierced
Cherry Has A Baby
2009 Drinking with the Girls


  1. ^ "List of Baronetages". Archived from the original on 10 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Our good and bad relationship with money". BBC Three. Archived from the original on 24 December 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Cherry Healey's Personal Blog". BBC Three. Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  4. ^ Rebecca Cullers, Cottonelle wants you to 'Go Commando' with a butt so clean it doesn't need undies, AdWeek, Feb. 24, 2015, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link); Kate Zimmerman, The Hucksters Hit Bottom, The Calgary (Alberta) Herald, Oct. 19, 2013. page SW-28.
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  6. ^ "Mr R. Allen and Miss C. Chadwyck-Healey". Telegraph. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Cherry Gets Married". BBC Three. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  8. ^ "The Big Chat: Cherry Healey on why she'll always be open about her life". Virgin Media. Retrieved 23 June 2019.