Ben Shephard was born in December 1974 and achieved a 2:1 BA Honours from Birmingham University in Dance, Drama & Theatre Arts.
Ben currenlty co-presents Good Morning Britain on ITV1.
Ben got his first TV break in March 1998 when he hosted Control Freaks for Channel 4. This was swiftly followed by co-hosting The Bigger Breakfast (Ch4) with Melanie Sykes and Josie D’Arby. In October 1998, Ben launched the cult Sunday morning TV show, T4 and remained its anchor presenter until December 1999.
Other presentation credits include: Eastenders Revealed (BBC1 & BBC3), Planet Pop (CH4), Bedrock (ITV2), MTV Select with Kelly Brook, (MTV) Exclusive (CH5), Maths 4 Real (Ch4), The Great British Driving Test (ITV1), Am I Good in Bed (ITV1), Holiday on a Shoestring (BBC1), Summer Holiday (BBC1), Sing With A Star (ITV1), British Soap Awards in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005 (ITV2), The BAFTA Television Awards 2004 (ITV2), Solution Street (ITV1), The Match (Sky One) and Best Ever Worst Auditions (ITV1)
In September 2000, Ben Shephard joined GMTV as the co-host of Entertainment Today with Jenni Falconer. Ben first sat on the GMTV sofa as a stand in for Eamonn Holmes in July 2003 and took over the reigns in May 2005 – the youngest male to ever do so! Between 2004 and 2006, Ben presented four series’ worth of the highly acclaimed and award winning The Xtra Factor.
Ben started 2006 by co-hosting Soapstar Superstar for ITV1 with Fern Britton. He then went on to present Make Me Perfect (ITV1) and turned his hand to radio with Magic FM Saturday Breakfast. In May, he took on the world and played football for England….in the pro-celebrity football match SoccerAid. 2007 started with the birth of his second son, and hosting Dancing On Ice Extra (ITV1). Throughout the summer he presented the BBC1 Saturday night primetime show Dance X and began a weekly show on Heat Radio.
In March 2008, Ben put on his boxing gloves for Sports Relief when he fought, and defeated, Lemar! In April 2008 he became the new host of 1vs100, the hit BBC1 Saturday night gameshow. He returned in June 08 with Denise Van Outen when they hosted the ITV1 Saturday Night prime time show, Who Dares, Sings!
2009 proved to be as challenging-both physically and mentally! Iconic quizshow, The Krypton Factor returned to ITV1 with Ben at the helm of “Televisions Toughest Quiz”. In March he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief with, amongst others, Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles & Cheryl Cole.
During 2010, Ben returned with the second series of The Krypton Factor (ITV1) & co-hosting Dancing on Ice Fridays (ITV1). After 10 years of “the sofa”, he left GMTV in July and in August, undertook a new career challenge – signing to Sky Sports to be their anchor host for Goals on Sunday and The Champions League.