13 Facts About Annabel Croft


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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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