Zoe Ball has said that she is “embracing all of life and its adventures” now that she is in her 50s.
the 51-year-old has had a varied career presenting TV and radio shows and has hosted Breakfast on BBC Radio 2 since 2019.
Speaking to PA news agency about her latest project – presenting More4’s Garden Of The Year – Ball hinted that she’s open to trying new things, saying, “Well, I did Masked Dancer as a a llama, that’s a wonderful person, and it’s something I never thought would benefit me.
“I am embracing all of life and its adventures in my 50s!”
Ball competed in the first series of the ITV mystery dance competition in 2021 and is the sixth celebrity to be revealed.
In 2005, she was a contestant on the third series of BBC One’s Serious to Dancing, where she collaborated with Ian Waite and finished third.
Sharing her excitement about the recently revealed Strictly 2022 lineup, Ball said: “At Radio 2, we are so excited that our Richie Anderson has signed up and will be dancing with a friend. male.
“We are very proud of him. He will break it.
“Having to say, loved this year’s line.”
Anderson, 34 – who works alongside Ball on Radio 2 presenting the morning travel news – was announced as a serious celebrity earlier this month.
After competing on the show, Ball became the host of the spin-off, Serious Come Dance: It Takes Two, for 10 years before announcing his departure last May.
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She will be leading the UK-wide Garden Of The Year hunt, starring garden designer Manoj Malde and former young gardener of the year Lachlan Rae.
Ball told PA: “I have fond memories of my grandfather Fred growing tomatoes and cucumbers in his greenhouse, tending them with love and care, and the wonderful smell of the greenhouse. .
“So when I moved into a house with a greenhouse, I started growing tomatoes and cucumbers.”
The show will follow the trio across the UK, visiting an impressive range of works, from classic English country gardens to the finest contemporary designs and urban green spaces.
Divided into zones, each episode will feature four contrasting gardens representing the best garden design in the region, which the judges will score out of 10.
The winning gardens in each episode will face off in the grand finale, where one will be crowned Garden Of The Year.
Ball, who regularly shares pictures and videos of her garden with her Instagram followers, also revealed that gardening offers her solace during the Covid-19 lockdown.
“When I was locked up, I was, like many others, being outside, potting in the garden, tending, pruning and watching nature, a great escape from the constant news and truly a blessing. a great consolation,” she said.
“You can feel the benefits immediately. When I have a busy day, no matter what the weather, I try to spend some time in the garden, (it’s) good to ease the worries of the day and clear my busy head. “
The first episode of Garden Of The Year will air More4 at 9 pm on August 22.
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