12 February 1976 –
Jenni Falconer is a Scottish radio and television presenter best known for her roles on the ITV daytime show This Morning, where she is a regular travel reporter and is an occasional stand-in host. Falconer presented the BBC One National Lottery Draws until 2013. She is currently a radio presenter for The Heart Network, presenting early breakfast on weekdays and Sunday breakfast.
Falconer spent her formative years in Bishopbriggs and Milngavie, two towns on the outskirts of Glasgow. After her family relocated to the South of England when she was seven, Falconer moved to Leeds in 1994 to study Spanish and Italian with minors in Latin, Geography and Management Studies. Whilst studying at university, she also launched her television career. She was offered a contract by ITV to make a documentary and a consumer show on the proviso that she left her studies.
Falconer made her television debut in 1994 as a contestant on Blind Date, and later presented BBC Scotland's Big Country, ITV's documentary series 3D and consumer show We Can Work It Out alongside Judy Finnigan and Jane Harvey. She hosted travel shows, Holiday and How to Holiday. She was the main co-host of Entertainment Today from its launch in 2000 until its end in July 2008 on GMTV.
Falconer's other work includes reporting on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in Australia for GMTV in 2003, 2004 and 2006, hosting The National Lottery Draws in September 2006 and hosting Cirque de Celebrité in October 2007. She also worked on a show about 24 for Sky1 24 in 24 which she suggested in the first place so she could meet Keifer Sutherland. She hosted three series of Fantasy Homes By the Sea, which was broadcast around the world. On 14 March 2013, Global Radio announced that Falconer would join Heart to host the Sunday morning show from 6 to 8 am, replacing Jason Donovan.
Falconer married James Midgley at Babington House in the Summer of 2010. She gave birth to a girl in 2011.
Since 2002, Falconer has been a celebrity patron of the charity Breast Cancer 2000. In 2012, Falconer took part in the London Marathon, raising money for CLIC Sargent. She finished with a time of 3 hours and 53 minutes. In the following two years, Falconer took part in the marathon, where she raised money for The Children's Trust charity. In 2014, she completed the marathon in 3 hours and 57 minutes.
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