Fearne Cotton - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 28, 2022

Fearne Cotton
Profession: TV host, Radio host, Author
Best Known For: Top of the Pops (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 3, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Fearne Cotton
Birth Place: Northwood, Greater London, England
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Mick Cotton
Mother's Name: Lin Cotton
Siblings: 1

Jamie Cotton (younger brother)

High School: Nower Hill High School, Haydon School
University: A level
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Irish)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 4, 2014
Husband's Name: Jesse Wood
Children: 2

Rex Rayne Wood (son)
Honey Krissy Wood (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 54 kg (119.05 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 9 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Fearne Cotton?

Fearne Cotton was the first regular female presenter on BBC Radio 1’s chart show. Although she has now left BBC radio, she is still regarded as one of the top presenters of British Television and Radio.

Read on and know more about her!

Fearne Cotton – Age, Parents, Siblings

Fearne Cotton was born on 3 September 1981 in Northwood, Greater London, England to Mick Cotton (father) and Lin Cotton (mother). Her father worked as a signwriter while her mother worked in alternative therapy. She also has a younger brother Jamie Cotton with whom she was raised in Eastcote, Hillingdon in Middlesex.

She is also linked to other famous names. Former BBC executive Bill Cotton was Fearne Cotton’s paternal grandfather's cousin and Billy Cotton was her great-granduncle.

Source: Instagram (Fearne Cotton's father and mother holding her)

 Education, Ethnicity

Cotton was educated at Haydon School. Later after graduation, she studied Art at the A level.

In August 2017, her ancestry was explored by the BBC TV series Who Do You Think You Are? She was both surprised and excited to discover her family history and the tales surrounding them. The program revealed that her paternal great-grandfather, Evan Meredith, was a coal miner who went to prison for refusing to serve in the military in WW1 and had later become a pharmacist.

Another episode revealed an exciting tale of her blood relative William Gilmour who migrated to England from Northern Ireland to better their quality of life.

Related: Presenter Craig Kilborn

Fearne Cotton – Boyfriends, Husband, Children, Divorce

Cotton has dated several men. She was in a relationship with Peter Barme (2013), Ian Watkins (August 2004-2005), Steve Jones (August 2008), and Jesse Jenkins (2008-2011).

Cotton was even engaged to musician Jesse Jenkins after he proposed to her on her 29th birthday in 2010. But after 9 months of engagement, they broke up.

Cotton is now married to guitarist Jesse Wood, who is the son of The Rolling Stones’ guitarist Ronnie Wood. They started their relationship in 2011 after first meeting in Ibiza and after a year of dating, Cotton announced that they were going to have a baby. In February 2013, she gave birth to her son Rex Rayne Wood.

Cotton and Wood were soon engaged in December 2013 and tied the knot on July 4, 2014. Their ginger daughter was then born in September 2015 and was named Honey Krissy Wood.

Jesse Wood has two children- son Arthur Wood and Daughter Lola Wood from the previous relationship.

Source: Hello Magazine (Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood on their wedding day)

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Fearne Cotton – Career

Early Days

Cotton’s career began early on when she was only 15 years old. That year in 1996, she began presenting the children's program The Disney Club which she continued to do so until 2000.


Over the years she has worked for different shows such as ITV’s Draw Your Own Toons, Mouse. Similarly who worked for CBBC to present children's science programs Eureka TV (2001), Finger Tips (2001-2003), Smile, and The Saturday Show.

She also was co-presenter in shows targeted at an adult population such as Love Island (2006), The Xtra Factor (2007), Holly & Fearne Go Dating (2007), Celebrity Juice (2008-present), Isle of Wight Festival (2009), among others.

Related: Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan

With BBC, Books

Cotton joined BBC Radio 1 in September 2005 and from October 2007, she presented the radio’s, Chart Show. On 16 July 2009, she was chosen to be the presenter for Jo Whiley.

Fearne Cotton announced she was leaving BBC Radio 1 after she became pregnant with her second child.

In addition to being a presenter and a radio host, Fearne Cotton is also a writer. She has published several books namely- The Best Friends' Guide to Life (October 2010), Cook Happy Cook Healthy (June 2016), Calm: Working through Life's Daily Stresses to Find a Peaceful Centre (December 2017), Yoga Babies (September 2017), Cook. Eat. Love (June 2017), Happy: Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect (February 2017).

Related: British Naturalist Chris Packham

Source: BBC (Fearne Cotton)

Fearne Cotton – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million while the figure on his annual salary is not shared with the public.

Fearne Cotton – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Fearne Cotton is followed by millions of followers. She also has a self-titled YouTube channel and an official website- officialfearnecotton.com.

Related: List of famous TV hosts 

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