18 Facts About Alison Hammond


Alison Hammond was born on 5 February 1975 and is an English television personality and actress.


Alison Hammond competed in the third series of the reality show Big Brother in 2002, in which she was the second housemate to be evicted.


Alison Hammond has since become a presenter and reporter on ITV's This Morning and a co-presenter on the Channel 4 reality baking competition The Great British Bake Off.


Alison Hammond was born on 5 February 1975 to Jamaican parents and was raised in the north Birmingham district of Kingstanding, alongside her two siblings.


Alison Hammond's mother had several jobs concurrently, including one as a manager for Tupperware.


Alison Hammond later moved to Hall Green in south Birmingham.


Alison Hammond was previously married to Noureddine Boufaied and together the couple have one son, born in 2005.


In 2002, Alison Hammond competed on the third series of the Channel 4 reality series Big Brother.


Alison Hammond then appeared on many television programmes, including Celebrity Fit Club, Celebrities Under Pressure and Big Star's Little Star.


Alison Hammond has 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, Alison Hammond played herself as a TV reporter in Christmas Lights opposite Robson Green.


In 2008, Alison 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, Alison Hammond became a contestant on the tenth series of I'm a Celebrity.


In 2014, Alison Hammond participated in the ninth series of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One.


Alison Hammond participated in the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 on BBC One.


Alison Hammond made her Hollywood debut in the animated film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.


In 2020, ITV announced a shake-up of This Morning presenters, with Alison Hammond replacing Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on a Friday, presenting alongside Dermot O'Leary.


In December 2020, Alison Hammond appeared as a celebrity guest on game show The Wheel on BBC One.