Donna Air - Biography & Career
Only 21 Donna has a made a good start with presenting. Starting on Select MTV she moved to the Brekkie only to be replaced on MTV by Kelly Brook. She previously appeared on the Brekkie as a guest presenter alongside Shane Richie. Donna hosted the 'On The Bed' section alternating with Gail Porter during Early 2000 before becoming the host of the daily phone in from Donna's Bunker from September 2000. Donna Air left school at 16 and moved to London ready to hit the big time. "I went to an all girls' school and then an ordinary state school, I didn't want to go to a drama college and be a teenaged luvvie," she explains. Donna first released her Geordie accent on us by working alongside Ant and Dec in 'Byker Grove' on BBC1. This was followed by a world-wide assault on the charts with her group 'Crush' who incidentally had great success in Texas and Japan. From there Donna went on to host Select MTV as well as a number of other shows before finally landing up on The Big Breakfast Here Bow Locks presents an interview with the Geordie Lass.
Give or take the odd childhood appearance in a car advertisement, Donna's career in the limelight began when she hit the screens in Geordie teen-drama Byker Grove, aged 12. Now 21 years old, her TV adult career has included a stint as a video jockey on MTV's Select and presenter on game show The Cooler. She has also raised her profile even more with appearances in lads' mags including FHM, loaded, Esquire and Maxim. Meanwhile, her new show, Donna In Need hits E4 screens later on in May and it's certainly a novel idea. The series takes her to cities around the UK and Ireland where her brief is to meet people in public - and "see exactly what she can scrounge from them! 'The great thing about the show is that it really highlights the fact that celebrities are real people who have important needs as well,' she explains.