15 Facts About Sara Cox

1. In November 2006, Sara Cox was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bolton for contributions to broadcasting.

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2. In August 2014, Sara Cox was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.

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3. On 23 June 2013, Sara Cox tweeted a picture to announce she had just married long-term boyfriend Ben Cyzer.

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4. On 16 September 2007, Sara Cox announced on her BBC Radio 1 weekend show that she was expecting her second child.

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5. In 2017, Sara Cox appeared on Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit and was on Steve's team in the show.

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6. On 29 October 2018 it was announced that Sara Cox will succeed Simon Mayo as drivetime presenter in January 2019.

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7. In May 2018, Sara Cox began a new show on Radio 2 from Monday to Thursday between 20:00 and midnight.

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8. In August 2012, it was announced that Sara Cox would cover Fearne Cotton's show on BBC Radio 1 weekdays from 10:00 to 12:45 whilst Cotton was on maternity leave.

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9. In March 2010 Sara Cox went on maternity leave for the third time, leaving her show in the hands of the newest Radio 1 presenter, Matt Edmondson.

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10. On 17 February 2008, Sara Cox presented her last show for six months before leaving for maternity leave to have her second child.

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11. In June 2004, Sara Cox began her maternity leave to give birth to a baby girl, Lola Anne.

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12. In January 2003, Sara Cox denied rumours that she was preparing to leave the BBC for a rival show and signed a three-year contract with the public service broadcaster, tying her to the breakfast show until April 2004 and with the BBC for two years after that.

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13. In August 2000, Sara Cox said during a live broadcast that the Queen Mother "smelt of wee".

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14. In December 1999, it was announced that Sara Cox would again step into Zoe Ball's shoes as presenter of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show, as Ball had decided to leave the organisation to bring up a family.

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15. In 1998 Sara Cox won her first film role in The Bitterest Pill.

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