We are delighted to have Alex Lovell as our guest presenter for the Somerset Business Awards ceremony.
Having presented a wide variety of programmes over the years, Alex Lovell has become a familiar face on our television screens.
Alex has been the main female presenter on BBC Points West for 11 years. But her career didn’t start here…
Alex grew up in Yorkshire and then moved to London to train as an actress.
After a few years treading the boards in many different productions, including “Blood Brothers,” she embarked on a journey that would bring her to her natural home on television.
Working in childrens’ theatre, Alex was offered her first major TV role as “Little Alex” on Playhouse Disney.
Alex’s next step was into a live television studio and light entertainment.
“Brainteaser” on Channel Five became cult lunchtime viewing, as she coaxed answers from four terrified contestants on a daily basis. When the show moved to Bristol, she was able to show off her voiceover talents on “Deal or No Deal” as well as many other shows for Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, and it was after this move that she joined BBC Points West in 2005.
More recently Alex showed off her fearless side when she presented the BBC’s live “Crimewatch Roadshow.” She accompanied the police on an early morning drugs raid and shadowed officers as they dealt with revellers at Stonehenge.
As a BBC regional news presenter, Alex never quite knows what the day will hold. She could be ‘holding a politician to account’ or abseiling down a cliff face!
“That’s what makes it the best job in the world”, she says.