Fearne Cotton is one of the best known and most popular broadcasters in the UK. A celebrated DJ, author, designer and charity ambassador, she is also an inspiring speaker who talks about positivity, happiness and wellbeing and how she overcame her own struggles with mental health.
Starting out on children’s television at just 15, Fearne graduated to mainstream TV presenting the BBC’s flagship music programme Top of the Pops, where she went on to become the show’s last regular presenter.
She has been a key player in commercial radio for over 10 years, establishing herself as an important influencer for breaking new and emerging artists. In 2005 she joined Radio 1 where she spent a decade, hosting the top 40 and prestigious weekday morning slot.
Fearne’s illustrious TV career includes hosting The BBC Music Awards, Top of the Pops with Reggie Yates, ‘Fearne and McBusted’, a Coldplay special for Sky Arts, BAFTA red carpet coverage with Dermott O’Leary for E!, Children in Need Rocks with Chris Evans, the BBC Music awards amongst many others.
Her passion for music translates directly into her high energy and eclectic DJ sets where she has played for some of the biggest corporate, sports and charity events across the UK.
On social media, Fearne Cotton has millions of Twitter and Instagram followers watching her post live, innovative content around her programming and off-air projects, ranking her amongst the world’s top 250 most influential Tweeters.
Alongside TV & Radio Fearne is incredibly creative and has designed several seasons of a home wear range for very.co.uk, curated 13 seasons of her own very.co.uk clothing range and previously released her own make-up and toiletry ranges for Boots. Fearne currently works with Cath Kidston and Garnier Olia and is also a brand ambassador for BaByliss, where she creates a series of ‘Get the Look’ videos and tutorials, recreating her go-to styles using BaByliss tools.
Fearne is the Founder of the wellbeing brand, Happy Place. The brand was created from her first book released in 2017, Happy, which was a Sunday Times Bestseller and a silver Nielsen Bestseller. This was the first in a series of books talking about her own, and some of the not so positive, experiences with happiness.
The book was also the premise for her Podcast launched in 2018, Happy Place, and has featured an array of guest such as Ellie Golding, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Russell Brand, Gary Barlow, Alicia Keys, and Elizabeth Gilbert amongst others.
To date, the podcast has received over 85 million downloads across 200+ episodes and continues to top the charts. 2019 saw a further extension of the brand into the live space, with over 10,000 people attending two Happy Place Festivals, one in the north and one in the south of England.
The Festival went virtual in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, running over for month featuring around 150 pieces of content. Her third children’s book Your Mood Journal was published in the Autumn 2022, and her most recent book Speak Your Truth, published on 7th January.
Fearne is a mother of two, and stepmother of two, and closely supports a range of charities – most notably mental health charity Mind, The Prince’s Trust and Coppafeel!, the latter of which she curates the charity’s music festival, Festifeel.