Sara Joanne Cox is an English broadcaster and model. She presented The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 between 3 April 2000 until 19 December 2003. She is the mother of a four-year-old girl, Charlotte Cox, who was born in April 2008. She also has a son, James Cox, and a daughter, Charlotte Jo Cox, born in June 2013.
About Sara Cox in brief
Sara Joanne Cox is an English broadcaster and model. She presented The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 between 3 April 2000 until 19 December 2003. She currently hosts Drivetime on BBCRadio 2 Monday–Friday 17: 00–19: 00. Cox has also presented a number of television shows for the BBC including The Great Pottery Throw Down, Too Much TV and Back in Time for… . Cox was born Sarah Joanne Cyzer on 13 December 1974, but later dropped the use of the letter ‘h’ from her first name. Her parents lived in the village of Little Lever near Bolton, Greater Manchester where she grew up on her father’s farm. Cox attended Smithills High School until the age of 16, and left Canon Slade School after her A-levels to pursue a career in modelling. In 1998 Cox won her first film role in The Bitterest Pill. In September 1998, Cox became a presenter of The Big Breakfast, following in the footsteps of her close friend Zoe Ball. In January 2003, 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. In June 2004, Cox began her maternity leave to give birth to a baby girl, Lola Anne. From February 2005, Cox took over the drivetime slot on Saturdays on Saturdays and Sundays. On 17 February 2008 Cox presented her last show for six months before leaving for maternity leave. In March 2010 Cox went on the third time to have her second child, Annie Mac.
While both Cox and Annie Mac presented the show during her absence, Cox later covered for Joy who took maternity leave between 29 September 2008 and 20 February 2009. She appeared in the music video for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s 1993 single ‘Everyday’ and on a controversial promotional poster for the 1995 video game Wipeout. In August 2000, Cox said during a live broadcast that the Queen Mother ‘smelt of wee’. Cox then presented the afternoon ‘drivetime’ slot, effectively swapping shows with Chris Moyles. Her final track was ‘The Time of My Life’, which was released in November 2003. Cox left Radio 1 in December 2003 and went on to present a mid-morning show on ITV’s The Only Way Is Essex. She is the mother of a four-year-old girl, Charlotte Cox, who was born in April 2008. She also has a son, James Cox, and a daughter, Charlotte Jo Cox, born in June 2013. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including The Girlie Show on Channel 4 and Channel 5 entertainment show Exclusive and Channel 4 music programme Born Sloppy. In 1997 Cox presented on the UK feed of MTV, hosting MTV Hot, a late-night music show. In December 1999, it was announced that Cox would again step into Zoe Ball’s shoes asPresenter of The Radio1 Breakfast Show, as Ball had decided to bring up a family and to start a new chapter.