Angellica Bell is a popular, versatile and intelligent presenter with 17 years of mainstream TV experience across a wide variety of genres. Her progression from children’s TV to adult factual and entertainment programmes has been successful and seamless.
Angellica has been an integral part of BBC1’s flagship, daily topical programme – The One Show since it began in 2006 and currently films regular VT’s on various topics as well as covering for the main host when away. She took part in a Sport Relief challenge ‘Hell on High Seas’. Which involved her, besides five other celebrities, sail around the British Isles raising over a million pounds for the charity, this was covered on The One Show.
Angellica has had lots of voice over experience and narrates a BBC1 Daytime show, Family Finders. Which follows the journeys of different people in search of lost loved ones. Her warm, friendly tone was the perfect match for this heart felt show. Other narration includes children’s books and stories, promos and corporate videos.
In 2014, Angellica Bell was asked to be a reporter on a Saturday morning Channel 4 Daytime show. Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose and covered for the main anchor on several occasions. In that same year she also fronted a prime time series called How Safe Is Your House for BBC1, which looked at areas where the public can better protect themselves in their homes. Previously, she has also guest presented on the BBC2 show Something for the Weekend, fronted Celeb Air for ITV2 and hosted The British Soap Awards After Party; besides her husband Michael Underwood, also for ITV2.
Other shows that Angellica has hosted include; The Great British Village Show for BBC1. Which celebrated rural Britain and she also had the opportunity to travel the world extensively for Departure Lounge and Holiday Hitsquad; both for BBC1 and the BBC Proms Backstage for BBC3.
A huge challenge for Angellica was taking part in 71 Degrees North for ITV1, as one of the contestants. This was an adrenaline fuelled, physically demanding and high staked show. Filmed in the Artic over a 5 week period, with no contact to the outside world. It was a hard but fulfilling challenge for her and once in a lifetime experience. Despite being physically weaker than a lot of her rivals on the show, she battled through to the final, where she was narrowly beaten into 2nd place.
Angellica’s career started at Children’s BBC, she was the face of CBBC for 6 and a half years. She presented shows such as The Saturday Show, Short Change and 50/50; and made regular appearances on Blue Peter. Her intelligent and warm presenting style led to BAFTA recognition and she was nominated for two years running in the Best Children’s Presenter Award. She has also won the Best Presenter Award at the Screen Nation Awards. Having formally left CBBC, she was asked to go back and front up Angellica Time Traveller, which looked at the abolition of the slave trade
Other CBBC credits include Election with Jonathan Dimbelby, a political show for young people; which went on to win a Children’s Bafta. As well as Project Parent which helped children find dates for their single parents.
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Angellica Bell has had the opportunity to transfer her skills to radio. She presented Making Tracks for Radio 3, an alt music show for young people. This also included fronting live music concerts around the country with BBC Orchestras. Angellica has recently read for the Bedtime Stories strand on Cbeebies and this year was asked to be a judge for the Blue Peter Book Awards.
Angellica is very family orientated and is kept busy as a mother of two children. She has a weekly column in the Surrey Comet talking about the balance of being a working mum and also writes for Time and Leisure magazine. Angellica is a superb corporate host for both educational and corporate audiences.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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Angellica was a pleasure to work with. She fully met all of our objectives and gave a perfect performance for the piece. She came across as both professional and fun both on and off camera. She was not afraid of hard work or long days, and gave/brought a fresh and vibrant feel to the film.
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Angelica met our objectives
Angelica met our objectives and connected well with the profile of the audience.