Sara Cox Biography
Sara Cox (Sarah Joanne Cyzer (née Cox) is an English broadcaster and model. Between 2000 and 2003 she presented The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1. Currently she hosts Drivetime on BBC Radio 2 Monday-Friday 17:00-19:00.
Sara has also presented numerous television shows for the BBC including The Great Pottery Throw Down (2015–present), Too Much TV (2016) and Back in Time for… (2018–present).
Sara Cox Age |How Old Is Sara Cox
Sara was born on 13 December 1974 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. She is 44 years old as of 2018.
Sara Cox Height
Sara stands at a height of 1.75 m.
Sara Cox Family
Sara was born Sarah Joanne Cox. She later dropped the use of the letter ‘h’ from her first name. Sara’s parents lived in the village of Little Lever near Bolton, Greater Manchester where Sara grew up on her father’s farm. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents separated when she was six or seven and she then moved with her mother and a sister to another house in the same village.
Sara went to Smithills High School until the age of 16, and left Canon Slade School after her A-levels to pursue a career in modelling. Later she appeared in the music video for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s 1993 single “Everyday” and on a controversial promotional poster for the 1995 video game Wipeout.
Sara Cox Husband
Sara tweeted a picture on 23 June 2013 to announce she had just married long-term boyfriend Ben Cyzer.
She was married to DJ Jon Carter since October 2001. The couple first child a daughter was born on 13 June 2004. The couple announced their split in December 2005.
Sara and her ex-husband Jon received £50,000 in an out-of-court settlement from the British newspaper The People in June 2003 after it printed photographs of her sunbathing in the nude on her honeymoon in 2001.
Sara was photographed with a telephoto lens while on a private island. Initially she complained to the Press Complaints Commission, who found in her favour. The People printed an apology. She was unsatisfied, and sued the newspaper in the High Court for a breach of her right to privacy under the Human Rights Act.
Before any judgement was made the People agreed to an out of court settlement with Sara and her husband. Sara received £30,000 and her husband £20,000, The People also agreed to pay the couple’s legal costs, reported to be in excess of £100,000. Sara was not the first person to sue after involving the PCC but the case was considered significant at the time because of the high profile of the case and size of the settlement.
Sara Cox Wedding
Sara took the idea to a whole new level by catching everyone off-guard, including her family and friends with a secret wedding they weren’t expecting.
Sara fooled all her friends and family by inviting them to a party, but when guests arrived and saw the bride standing in her gorgeous vintage wedding dress from Fur Coat No Knickers, it soon became clear this was a different type of celebration.
Sara Cox Bbc Radio 2
Sara started hosting the fourth series of the comedy programme Hot Gossip on BBC Radio 2 in June 2011. She covered for Claudia Winkleman, who chose not to present the series as she was heavily pregnant at the time.
From 2012, Sara has covered for Alex Lester, Janice Long and Vanessa Feltz, as well as providing cover for Simon Mayo Drivetime, Steve Wright in the Afternoon, and The Ken Bruce Show.
Also since 2012, she has been the main relief host of The Radio 2 Breakfast Show covering for Chris Evans, then Zoë Ball.
Sara joined BBC Radio 2 for her first regular show each Saturday night from 22:00 to midnight, presenting a 1980s show to complement the weekend 1960s and 1970s decade shows. The show began on Saturday 5 October 2013. From April the show moved to Friday nights.
Sara started a new show on Radio 2 from Monday to Thursday between 20:00 and midnight in May 2018. Sara was replaced as host of Sounds of the 80s by Gary Davies; On 11 May 2018 she presented her final edition of the show. Alongside Chris Evans’s announcement that he would leave the station, Sara was heavily linked to being his replacement until Zoe Ball was announced.
It was announced on 29 October 2018 that Sara will succeed Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo as drivetime presenter on 14 January 2019.
Sara will no longer cover on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show as she has been replaced by Fearne Cotton and Matt Lucas.
Sara Cox Net Worth
Sara has an estimated net worth of around $4 million.