Michael Paul Underwood (born 26 October 1975) is an English television presenter, best known as a children's TV presenter on CBBC and CITV. He can be seen as a fifteen year old in an episode of The Crystal Maze, then presented by Richard O'Brien. He presented the primetime ITV series Let Me Entertain You in 2014 and was a reporter for Real Stories with Ranvir Singh. He now co- presents the Channel Five show Do the Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth.
Michael Paul Underwood
26 October 1975
|Spouse(s)||Angellica Bell (m. 2010)|
Underwood attended Weston Favell Academy in Northampton; he later graduated from Plymouth University's Rolle College, Exmouth with a BEd (Hons) in Drama & Performance. Before winning a six-week CBBC presenting contract on the BBC television show Whatever You Want, Underwood had previously made it to the last four in interviews for the Blue Peter vacancy subsequently filled by Simon Thomas.
Underwood was an entertainment correspondent for the ITV Breakfast programme GMTV from 2005 until 2008. In 2006, Underwood duetted with The X Factor contestant Andy Abraham on the Christmas single, "December Brings Me Back To You".
Underwood competed in the 2008 series of Dancing on Ice, partnered by professional skater Melanie Lambert. However, he pulled out of the series following a broken ankle in the run-up to the third show. They took part in the show the following year for the fourth series.
In early 2014, he presented the ITV entertainment series Let Me Entertain You on Saturday nights. Underwood was a reporter on the ITV series Surprise Surprise until 2015 and Real Stories with Ranvir Singh until 2016. He has been a stand-in entertainment reporter on Good Morning Britain multiple times. He is a reporter on the Channel 5 series Do the Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth.
He appeared in the music video for Wet Wet Wet's single "Too Many People".
Underwood married his former CBBC co-star Angellica Bell in New York City on December 24, 2010. On 9 June 2011, Underwood announced that Bell was expecting their first child. The baby, Elijah Joseph, was born on 26 December 2011.
It was announced on Twitter in early 2013 that Underwood and wife, Angellica were expecting their second child. Their daughter Keziah Mae was born in June 2013, Underwood was quoted saying "two under two, we are crazy".
- TV presenting
- Whatever You Want (1999)
- CBBC (1999–2002) – Continuity presenter
- The Make Shift – Presenter
- CITV (2002–2003) – Continuity presenter
- The White Knuckle Tour – Presenter
- The Big Bang (2002–2003) – Presenter
- Eliminator (2003–2004) – Presenter
- Starfinder (2003–2004) – Presenter
- Jungle Run (2003–2006) – Presenter
- Ministry of Mayhem (2004) – Presenter
- Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005: British Final presenter (also in 2004)
- Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005 – Commentator
- British Soap Awards: The After Party (2006, 2009–10) – Presenter
- ITV2 Celebrity Daredevils – "SAS Training"
- It Shouldn't Happen to a Showbiz Reporter (2005) – Showbiz reporter
- GMTV (2005–2008) – Entertainment correspondent
- Bingo Night Live (2008) – Presenter
- Live from Studio Five (2010) – Guest presenter
- The Zone (2010) – Co-presenter
- OK! TV – Guest presenter
- Let Me Entertain You (2014) – Presenter
- Surprise Surprise (2014–2015) – Reporter
- Real Stories with Ranvir Singh (2015–2016) – Reporter
- Good Morning Britain (2016–2017) – Stand-in entertainment reporter
- Do the Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth (2018–present) – Reporter
- Other TV work
- The Crystal Maze (1990) – Team captain
- Hollywood 7 (2001) – Pizza Delivery Boy
- Dancing on Ice (2008, 2009) – Contestant
- All Star Mr and Mrs (2009) – Contestant, with Angellica Bell
- The Door (2010) – Contestant
- Born To Shine (2011) – Contestant
- Celebrity MasterChef (2012) – Contestant
- Celebrity Mastermind (2012) – Contestant
- "TV presenter couple Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell wed in surprise ceremony in New York". Daily Mail. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
- "TV presenter couple Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood expecting their first child". Daily Mail. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011.