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Jenni Falconer (born 12 February 1976) is a Scottish radio and television presenter best known for her roles on the ITV daytime show This Morning, where she is a regular travel reporter and is an occasional stand-in host. Jenni is among presenters of the BBC One National Lottery Draws. Her radio presenter role is hosting Sunday breakfast across the Heart Network from 6am - 8am

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 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

Falconer spent some of her formative years in Bishopbriggs and Milngavie, two towns on the outskirts of Glasgow.[2] After her family relocated to the South of England when she was seven, Falconer moved to Leeds in 1994 to study Spanish and Italian with minors in Latin, Geography and Management Studies. Whilst studying at university, she also launched her television career. She was offered a contract by ITV to make a documentary and a consumer show on the provision that she left her studies.

Career[edit]Edit

Television[edit]Edit

Falconer made her television debut in 1994 as a contestant on Blind Date, and later presented BBC Scotland's Big CountryITV's documentary series 3D and consumer show We Can Work It Out alongside Judy Finnigan and Jane Harvey. She hosted travel shows, Holiday and How to Holiday. She was the main co-host of Entertainment Today from its launch in 2000 until its end in July 2008 on GMTV.

Her other work includes reporting on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in Australia for GMTV in 2003, 2004 and 2006, becoming the host of The National Lottery Draws in September 2006 and hosting Cirque de Celebrité in October 2007. She also worked on a show about 24 for Sky1 24 in 24 which she suggested in the first place so she could meet Keifer Sutherland!

She has also actively participated in reality shows, winning BBC One's and Sport Relief's Only Fools on Horses in 2006.

She hosted three series of Fantasy Homes By the Sea. This series is also shown around the world including BBC Canada.

In 2009, Falconer was the host of the popular daytime quiz show Wordplay on Five (previously called Brainteaser).

Between 17–21 August 2009, Falconer was a guest presenter on STV's daily lifestyle show The Hour, alongside main anchor Stephen Jardine.

This Morning[edit]Edit

Main article: This Morning

Jenni currently works as a Travel Reporter for ITV's This Morning programme. She has also guest presented the show during Holly Willoughby's maternity leave from May to July 2011, sharing duties with Ruth Langsford and returned in 2013.

Jenni is an occasional stand-in presenter in This Morning's interactive "hub".

Guest appearances[edit]Edit

Splash![edit]Edit

Main article: Splash! (UK TV series)

In January through February of 2013, Jenni participated in the first series of the ITV celebrity diving show Splash! (UK TV series).

Heat Air Date Dive Judges' Scores Result
Andy Banks Jo Brand Leon Taylor Total
1 5 January 2013 1 1⁄2 somersault (3m) 6.0 8.0 6.5 20.5 Voted off by the judges

Note* Scores are out of a possible 10 points. Note* In the first heat, Jenni received 17.47% of all the public votes that night

Radio[edit]Edit

On 14 March 2013, Global Radio announced that Falconer would join Heart to host the Sunday morning show from 6am-8am, replacing Jason Donovan who is taking a break from the network to tour in the musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.[3]

Other work[edit]Edit

In June 2009, she was unveiled as the face and body of Adore Moi underwear range by Ultimo.

She won the Sport Relief showjumping competition Only Fools on Horses riding an 8-year old 16 hands mare called J-Lo. Falconer has also posed for photographs in "Arena" and FHM dressed in a black brassiere and underpants.[4][dead link]

Personal life[edit]Edit

She married James Midgley at Babington House in the Summer of 2010.[5] She gave birth to a girl in 2011.[6]

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