Melanie Sykes

Birth Day August 7th, 1970
Birth Place Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Age 53 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

About Melanie Sykes

An English television and radio presenter, as well as a model, Melanie Sykes is well known for co-hosting "Today with Des and Mel" with Des O'Connor and "Let's Do Lunch" with Gino D'Acampo. She has also starred on "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!" as well as hosted "Eastenders Revealed". She appeared in Boddingtons beer ads in the mid-1990s and modeled for Berlei lingerie. She also co-hosted "Going Out with Alan Carr" on BBC Radio 2 from May 2010 until it ended in March 2012. Melanie appeared in a 6 minutes short film "Justified Technophobe" for her role as Eve in 2000. She was also the co-presenter of the comedy game show "The Big Breakfast" from 1997 to 2001. She has starred in several films, television program, and series such as "PB&J Otter", "Today with Des and MelRecently", "The Vault", "Loose Women", "The 5 O'Clock Show", "Blind Date", "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!", and many others. 

Famous For

  • Being an English television and radio presenter, and model.
  • For co-hosting "Today with Des and Mel" with Des O'Connor and "Let's Do Lunch" with Gino D'Acampo. 

Melanie Sykes, a famous television and radio presenter, as well as a model 


Early Life of Melanie Sykes

On 7th August 1970, Melanie Sykes took birth with the real name or full name of Melanie Ann Sykes in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England Wendy (father), and Samantha (mother). She holds British nationality and mixed ethnicity. She was born to an English father and a Catholic Anglo-Indian mother. Leo is her star sign whereas white is her race. She celebrates her birthday on 7th August of every year and she had celebrated her 50th birthday as of 2020. She attended Mossley Hollins High School and studied A-level Religious Studies at Ashton Sixth Form College. Furthermore, Sykes was a member of the Ashtonian Brass Band, along with her father, mother, and two sisters (Samantha and Stacy), playing the baritone horn.

Career of Melanie Sykes

Television Career

  • Melanie Sykes kicks off her TV personality career as the face of the Boddingtons Bitter advertisements in the mid-1990s and reporting for "The Big Breakfast".
  • After that, she starred as presenter of "EastEnders Revealed" as well as appeared on "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!".
  • As well, she has also presented "Melanie Sykes' Southall Stories", a documentary for BBC Two on Asian culture in Great Britain, and hosted "Today with Des and Mel" in 2003.
  • Her other work for ITV has included hosting shows "The Vault" (2003–2004), "Celebrities Under Pressure" (2003–2004), and "The British Soap Awards" (2003).
  • In October and November 2005, she was seen on "Loose Women" as a guest panelist whereas she returned as a guest anchor in October 2008 and May 2009.
  • She regularly filled in for Paul O'Grady as presenter of "The Paul O'Grady Show" from 2006 to 2009 and was also the presenter of the daytime series "Gene Detectives" for BBC One.
  • She was a judge on 'The Sofa Factor', an item for "GMTV" in 2008 though later, the guest presented five episodes of "The 5 O'Clock Show" in 2010.
  • After then she returned to daytime television, co-hosting "Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel" and "Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel" in August 2011. 
  • Similarly, she co-hosted the three-part series "Missing Millions" on ITV on 13th September 2011 as well as become part of the MotoGP team in February 2014.
  • She also took part in the fourteenth series of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!" where she finished in third place in 2014, after that year she co-presented "Humble Pie" in 2015 and was confirmed as the new voice of "Blind Date" on 4th April 2017.
  • Besides, she has starred on a "celebrity" charity edition of the TV quiz show, "The Chase" in 2017, and won Star Baker on Channel 4's "The Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off" in March 2018. 

Radio Career

  • Melanie presented "The A List", a national radio chart show but left the show towards the end of 2006 and was heard on BBC Radio 2 with Aled Jones sitting in for "Steve Wright in the Afternoon" on 22nd, 23rd, and 24th December 2008.
  • After then, she started co-hosting the BBC Radio 2 show "Going Out with Alan Carr" in May 2010.
  • Later, she and Carr presented their own Saturday morning show called "Alan and Mel's Summer Escape" on BBC Radio 2 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2017.
  • Then, Sykes and Carr returned for further specials for Easter, for the Royal Wedding, and for further runs of Alan and Mel's Summer Escape in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • For a time, Sykes presented her own radio show on Capital FM.
  • She can also be seen in "The Great Pottery Throw Down" in 2020, which is a television competition program first broadcast on BBC Two from 3rd November 2015. 
  • Furthermore, she has also written the book "Blooming Beautiful: My Plan for Looking Great", "Being Healthy and Surviving Hormonal Havoc", "Throughout Pregnancy" and as a New Mum which was published by Michael Joseph.

Personal Life of Melanie Sykes

Reflecting on Melanie Sykes's personal life, she is a married woman. She tied a with Daniel Caltagirone in January 2001. The couple has also two sons, Roman born in 2002, and Valentino born in 2004. Their relationship was also exceptional but it won't long-last because the couple divorced in June 2009. After the divorce, Sykes met Toyboy Jack Cockings in 2012 over Twitter. The couple started dating in August 2012 and on 18th May 2013, the couple married at Sherborne Castle in Dorset. Due to an assault, Mel was arrested by police in November 2013. She then filed for divorce and the duo separated in December 2013. So as of now, we can assume that she is living a single life. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight. As recent news, Melanie Sykes, 50, returns to the UK alone after enjoying a six-day fling with a gondolier, 23, in Venice. Wearing a pair of ripped jeans with a white jacket, she still had her holiday glow as she showed off her tanned arms.

Melanie Sykes and her ex-husband Jack Cockings


Net Worth of Melanie Sykes

Moving towards Melanie Sykes's net worth, her worth is around $5 million as of 2020 whereas she also earns a handsome amount of salary too which is also in millions of dollars per year. She has broken the myth that an individual has to reach a certain age to start working and become a global name. At present, she has emerged as one of the highly regarded TV personality. Her continuous contribution to work has only led her to become more polished and knowledgeable. Furthermore, her main source of income is from the radio presenter and model career. Additionally, she has her own line of underwear and lingerie with high street chain and retailer Debenhams. In June 2016, Sykes launched a lifestyle website that features fitness, food, and lifestyle content as well as celebrity interviews and competitions.

Body Measurement of Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm and her body weight is around 57 kg or 126 pounds though her body build type is average. She is already fifty and is a doting mother of two kids. However, with her sculpted figure, she can make any girl envy her. Mel shares, she being naturally slender was seldom inclined to workouts. In fact, exercises were alien to her in her twenties. Beautiful woman, Sykes has dark brown hair and eyes whereas her body measurement is 37-26-35 in or 94-66-89 cm. She works out under the supervision of her fitness instructor, Jermaine ­McCubbine twice in a week. She executes diverse exercises such as cardio, strength training, boxing, core stability exercises, sit-ups, crunches, Russian twists, etc. for a minimum of one hour a day.

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