Zoe Louise Ball (born 23 November 1970) is an English television and radio personality. She was the first female host of both The Radio 1 Breakfast Show and The Radio 2 Breakfast Show for the BBC, and presented the 1990s children's show Live & Kicking, alongside Jamie Theakston from 1996-1999. Ball was a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing. Following this, in 2011 she replaced Claudia Winkleman as host of the BBC Two spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Ball also hosted the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour in 2011 and 2015. In 2018, Ball was announced as the next Radio 2 Breakfast Show host and took over from Chris Evans in January 2019.