Lauren Laverne



The Big Design Challenge

The Exclusives (voiceover)


Loves Like a Dog

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (guest host)

Nice Package

Orange UnsignedAct (judge)

Pointless (guest co-host)


Born in Sunderland as Lauren Gofton, she was lead singer and songwriter of moderately successful mid-90s indie group Kenickie. Her quick-wittedness in TV and radio interviews led to a stint presenting C4's Planet Pop and thence to her own XFM show, which she presented until April 2007. Latterly she presented BBC Two's arts programme, The Culture Show, and coverage of events such as the BRIT Awards. She's been a regular "jock" on Radio 6 Music since 2008, and the presenter of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs since 2018.


She and her sometime CD:UK co-host Myleene Klass are godmothers to each other's children.


Independent Talent, Oxford House, 76 Oxford Street, London W1D 1BS

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