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Alex Lovell : biography

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Alexandra "Alex" Lovell (born 28 March 1973) is an English television presenter.

Personal life

It was announced on Points West on 4 April 2007 that Lovell had become engaged to Gavin Shorter, technical supervisor at Endemol West Bristol where they both work. The couple married on 14 June 2008.

Lovell is a supporter of deafblind charity Sense. She has visited the Woodside Sense Centre in Bristol and attended the fundraising ball at Tortworth Court in aid of Woodside.


Lovell was born in Gravesend, Kent, grew up in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and attended Rose Bruford College drama school in London.

She became successful when she presented Playhouse Disney with Dave Benson Phillips on the Disney Channel. Also did with Dave the Fun Song Factory To help build her career Lovell undertook a series of voice-over assignments and got her terrestrial break playing the voice of the Whybird in the Playdays live tour around Britain. Lovell helped launch digital satellite auction channel, before being poached by rival channel Auction Lovell also appeared in one episode of sitcom My Dad's the Prime Minister as 'Saskia' a Disc Jockey

Lovell's next move was presenting the live lunchtime quiz show BrainTeaser on Five. Initially, she shared the presentation, but from 2006 until the last show on 7 March 2007, she was the sole presenter except for occasional breaks. BrainTeaser was produced in Bristol, and when Channel 4 started production of its daily show Deal or No Deal in the same studios, Lovell was asked to revive her role as a voice-over artist for the show, which she continued to do until the viewers' competition was dropped in October 2007.

Lovell joined the BBC Points West local news presentation team in July 2005, and is presently the lead female presenter.

Lovell appeared in one episode of ITV's The Bill, broadcast on 14 November 2007, playing a television news reporter, Lisa Spence. In May 2008, she had a role in an episode of BBC1's sitcom Love Soup, playing an entertainment reporter at a red carpet event.

On 6 August 2011, Lovell starred in an episode of Bristol made BBC programme Casualty as an on-scene television news reporter.

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