Who is Charlotte Hawkins? Strictly Come Dancing 2017 star and host of Good Morning Britain


CHARLOTTE Hawkins is used to early morning starts but now has embarked on an evening ballroom adventure on Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

The Good Morning Britain host and newsreader has always been a fan of the show, but what else do we know about her? Here’s the lowdown…

 Charlotte Hawkins is going to learn how to cha cha cha

Charlotte Hawkins is going to learn how to cha cha cha

Who is Charlotte Hawkins, how old is she and what is her background?

Charlotte Hawkins is a 42-year-old newsreader and co-host of Good Morning Britain on ITV, who lives in Surrey.

Born in Chichester, West Sussex, Charlotte began her career as a newsreader for ITN in 1999 and also as a reporter for LBC Radio.

During her teens she had a job flipping burgers at Goodwood Racecourse, before studying English Literature at the University of Manchester and broadcast journalism the London College of Printing.

The blonde star first found telly fame through Meridian Tonight in 2003, and went on to host Sky’s show Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes in 2006.

After occasional appearance on This Morning as a reviewer, she then returned to ITV in 2014 when GMB was launched, alongside the other three main hosts Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard and Sean Fletcher.

Nowadays, GMB staff switch-ups mean she’s more likely to co-host with Piers Morgan and Kate Garraway as well as Susanna and Ben, plus the occasional guest host like Jeremy Kyle.

 Charlotte with Jeremy Kyle and Kate Garraway hosting GMB in August 2017

Rex Features
Charlotte with Jeremy Kyle and Kate Garraway hosting GMB in August 2017

Is Charlotte single?

In 2008, Charlotte married her boyfriend of five years Matt Herbert, at Chichester Cathedral.

They had a daughter together, called Ella Rose, in February 2015.

This meant Charlotte took maternity leave from Good Morning Britain from January to June that year.

On GMB, Charlotte has had to fend off some awkward compliments from Piers, who called her “hot”, and Eamonn Holmes, who said she was the most beautiful bride he’d ever seen – in front of his wife Ruth Langsford.

 Charlotte celebrates her Strictly news on GMB

refer to caption.
Charlotte celebrates her Strictly news on GMB

When is Strictly Come Dancing 2017 on and who are the judges?

Strictly Come Dancing launched on September 9 on BBC One, with the live shows kicking off on September 23.

Strictly always airs on BBC One in two parts. The main show is on Saturday normally around 7pm and the results show airs on Sunday at a similar time.

There will be a Christmas special again in 2017, with the celebrity participants expected to be announced in early November.

This year sees a new judging lineup after head judge Len Goodman retired.

He will be replaced by Shirley Ballas who joins returning judges Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood on the panel.

There will be three new professional dancers joining the existing pros; Dianne Buswell, Amy Dowden and Nadiya Bychkova.

Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins joins Strictly Come Dancing

Latest on Strictly Come Dancing


Debbie McGee reveals Paul Daniels would have been ‘happy’ with her kissing Giovanni

She’s magic!

Meet Debbie McGee – widow of the late Paul Daniels on Strictly 2017


Here’s the lowdown on Strictly star Debbie McGee’s late husband Paul Daniels

show time!

Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen in talks to get their own reality show


What time is Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on tonight?

body to body

Strictly’s Mollie King and AJ Pritchard get close in new pic before next show


Here are Strictly Come Dancing stars’ dances and songs for this week’s show

x moves the spot?

X Factor ‘could move from prime time Saturday slot to end Strictly clash’


Check out the odds on who will win Strictly Come Dancing 2017 now


Ruth Langsford’s Strictly partner Anton Du Beke thinks she can WIN show


Debbie McGee, 58, reveals surprising secret behind her sensational figure


Debbie McGee says she misses Paul Daniels’ magic wand but is ready for love



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here