Alison Hammond has come a long way since bursting onto our screens on “Big Brother” in 2002. After her stint on the reality TV show, she was offered a small presenting role on ITV’s “This Morning” and quickly became popular with viewers thanks to her infectious laugh and hilarious celebrity interviews. Fast forward 20 years (!) and she’s become a national treasure, appearing on the likes of “Strictly Come Dancing”, “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here”, and as a permanent main presenter on the ITV daytime show, winning over the hearts of everyone she meets. She even made her Hollywood acting debut in the 2018 film “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”, voicing the role of Ginger, no less.
But it’s this year that has got off to an impressive start for the Birmingham-born presenter. Hammond was the co-presenter at the prestigious BAFTA Awards in Feb. alongside the legendary Richard E Grant, and was announced as the “Great British Bake Off” co-host in March, replacing Matt Lucas on the Channel 4 show. Hammond’s star is shining brightly, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. In celebration of her career highs, read on to take a look back at some of Hammond’s most iconic and hilarious celebrity TV interviews — it’s impossible not to laugh out loud.
— Additional reporting by Sian Meades-Williams