The news of Zoe Ball leaving Radio 2 Breakfast Show due to an illness is spreading on the internet. Learn more about what’s wrong with the presenter and her health update.

Zoe Ball is a British radio and television presenter famous for being the first female host of BBC’s both Radio 1 Breakfast and The Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

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From 1996-1999, she was also the presenter of the 1990s children’s show Living & Kicking alongside Jamie Theakston. 

The Blackpool native is also an aspiring dancer who competed in the third season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005.

She also hosted the BBC Two spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two from 2011 until 2021.

The British presenter was also the host of the 2011 and 2015 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour.

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Is Zoe Ball Leaving Radio 2 Breakfast Show?

Zoe Ball announced that she is taking a break from the Radio 2 Breakfast Show. However, the radio announcer is not leaving the Breakfast Show forever.

On 29 January, the 53-year-old took on her Twitter to inform that she had got covid and was taking a break from presenting The Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

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Zoe Ball announced that she’s leaving The Breakfast Show due to Covid. (Source: Twitter)

Ball also informed fans that Vernon Kay would be replacing her for the time being until she recovers from the illness.

The 50-year-old Vernon Kay also took on Twitter, announcing that he would take over the Breakfast Show for a couple of mornings.

He wished “Get well quickly” to Zoe Ball and urged the fans to tune in to 6:30 am for the show.

And like that, Vernon Kay was there on the 30 January episode of the Breakfast Show.

What Is Wrong With Zoe Ball? Illness And Health Update

British radio presenter Zoe Ball is currently on leave due to covid illness. 

However, the 52-year-old has not given any health update after announcing her illness on 29 January.

Hopefully, Ball is recovering from the covid and taking her time off social media for the time being.

Zoe Ball is popularly known as the host of The Radio 2 Breakfast Show. (Source: Daily Record)

She started hosting The Radio 2 Breakfast Show on 14 January 2019 after replacing former host Chris Evans who presented it for nine years.

Following that, Ball was replaced by Rylan Clark in the Sunday mid-afternoon slot. 

Ball has constantly been presenting the show for over four years and recently took a break due to covid.

She is expected to return to The Breakfast show once her health improves.

Zoe Ball Parents And Husband

Zoe Ball was born on November 23, 1970, to parents Johnny Ball and Julia née Anderson in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

Her father, Johnny Ball, is a television presenter and a populariser in mathematics. He often presented shows related to Mathematics and tricks.

Johnny and Julia divorced when Zoe was two years old. He is married to his current wife, Diane, with whom he resides in Bolton.

Zoe Ball and her former husband Fatboy Slim. (Source: Daily Express)

Zoe Ball is married to the famous DJ and musician Fatboy Slim (real name Norman Cook).

The couple started their relationship while at BBC Radio 1 and married in August 1999 at Babington House in Somerset.

The two split up in 2003 after Zoe revealed that she had had an affair; however, the couple later reconciled.

Zoe and Norman are the parents of a son, Woody Fred Cook (born 2000), and a daughter Nelly Cook (born 2010).

However, in September 2016, the two announced their separation and subsequently divorced.

Zoe Ball met her current partner Michael Reed in 2017 through a mutual friend. Reed is a fashion model and carpenter.

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