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BBC presenter Ball is pregnant

Zoe Ball
Ball presented the Radio 1 breakfast show for three years

BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball has confirmed on her weekend breakfast show that she is expecting her second child with her husband, DJ Norman Cook.

Ball, 38, told listeners: "I've got some lovely news for you all actually. I'm having a baby."

The former Radio 1 DJ added that she had been looking "green of gills" and was "eating everything in sight."

Ball married Cook, also known as chart-topper Fatboy Slim, in 1999 and they have an eight-year-old son, Woody.

Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan said: "Congratulations to Zoe and Norman in light of the fantastic news that Woody is soon to have a little brother or sister."

BBC career

After a spell in children's TV, Ball was recruited to co-host the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show in October 1997 with Kevin Greening.

She eventually turned solo host before leaving the BBC in 2000.

Since 2006, Ball has provided stand in relief at Radio 2 and was announced as the presenter of the weekend breakfast show on 6 June.



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