13 Facts About Annabel Croft


Annabel Nicola Croft was born on 12 July 1966 and is a British former professional tennis player and current radio and television presenter.


Annabel Croft played for Great Britain in the Fed Cup in 1985 and 1986, and in the Wightman Cup from 1983 to 1986.


Annabel Croft continued to play through February 1988, but failed to reach another final.


Immediately after her retirement, Annabel Croft became the new face of Channel 4's prime time show Treasure Hunt, following Anneka Rice's successful run.


Annabel Croft has been involved in coverage of Wimbledon Tennis Championship for the BBC, Radio 5 Live and GMTV, and has worked for Sky Sports and Eurosport as a tennis pundit.


Annabel Croft has appeared on UK lifestyle TV shows such as The Wright Stuff, The Entertainment Show, GMTV, Out and About and This Morning.


In June 2009, Annabel Croft was one of five volunteers who took part in a BBC series of two programmes Famous, Rich and Homeless about living penniless on the streets of London.


In May 2012, Annabel Croft gave a speech at the Oxford Union in which, after talking about her tennis and media presenter careers, she spoke at length of her 3-day experience of living on the streets and the friendship she had formed with James during that time.


Annabel Croft is a presenter for Sky Sports, including the 2012 US Open.


In October 2012, Annabel Croft launched a company called DiaryDoll with TV presenter Carol Smillie, retailing waterproof pants for periods, post-maternity and pelvic-floor weakness, with an aim to be pretty, feminine, breathable and washproof whilst reducing stigma of the topic of women's pelvic health.


Annabel Croft is married to Mel Coleman, a former international yachtsman and current investment banker.


Annabel Croft is a member of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.


Annabel Croft has been active in raising awareness of child obesity, and is a supporter of the children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent.