Model and television presenter Melanie Sykes who is best known for co-hosting Today with Des and Mel with Des O’Connor and Let’s Do Lunch with Gino D’Acampo. She appeared as a contestant on the 14th season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, finishing in third place, behind runner-up Jake Quickenden and winner Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty.
Melanie Ann Sykes
Model, Television and Radio Presenter
Birthday / Date of Birth
Melanie Sykes was born on 7 August 1970, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England.
She’s currently 48 years old.
She is of Anglo-Burmese on her father’s side and Anglo-Indian on her mother’s side.
Melanie attended Mossley Hollins High School in Mossley, Tameside, Greater Manchester. She then went to Ashton Sixth Form College to study A-level Religious Studies.
- Father – Robert Sykes
- Mother – Wendy Sykes
- Siblings – Samantha (Older Sister), Stacy (Younger Sister)
Melanie Sykes married Italian actor Daniel Caltagirone in January 2001. Together, the couple have two sons, Roman (born 2002) and Valentino Luca (born 21 July 2004). They broke up their marriage in July 2008 and their divorce was finalized in June 2009.
Post that, Sykes started dating Jack Cockings in August 2012 and married on 18 May 2013 at Sherborne Castle in Dorset. In November 2013, Mel was arrested over an assault against Cockings. The pair separated in December 2013.
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 175 cm
- In meters – 1.75 m
- In Kilograms – 57 kg
- In Pounds – 126 lbs
- Measurements – 37-25-36
- Bust – 37 inches
- Waist – 25 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 34C
She took breast enhancement surgery in 2010.
She wears a size 9 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 8 (US).
Even though, Sykes hasn’t appeared in any feature film, she was cast in a 6 minute short film Justified Technophobe.
Melanie began her television career as as the reporter of Planet 24’s production of light entertainment TV show, The Big Breakfast from 1997 to 2001. Thereafter, she has presented several hit TV shows and radio features.
Sykes has featured in numerous TV commercials for Boddington’s beer, Head & Shoulders, Matalan stores, BrightHouse (voiceover), Morrisons supermarkets, Churchill Insurance Services “Paris”, Take a Break magazine, Berlei lingerie and others.
Melanie Sykes Favorites
- Favorite Food – Pork Scratchings
- Favorite Book – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Favorite Film – Kes (1969)
- Favorite Song – Live Forever (By Oasis)
- Favorite Spiritual Home – Dorset
Melanie Sykes Net worth
This budding English television presenter has a net worth of $5 million.
Social Media Profiles
Melanie Sykes Facts
Mel first shot to nationwide fame appearing in a memorable Boddington’s Beer commercial in which she wore a bikini.
Sykes has hosted a lot of award ceremonies, including Miss World, the BAFTA Awards and the Q Awards.
Her television credits include “The Big Breakfast”, “Eastenders Revealed”, “Melanie Sykes Southall Stories”, “Today with Des and Mol”, “The Vault”, “Celebrities Under Pressure”, “Gene Detectives”, “Let’s Do Lunch with Gino and Mel”, and “Missing Millions”.
She co-hosted the BBC Radio 2 show Going Out with Alan Carr from 2010 to 2012.
Sykes posed naked for the December 2011 edition of men’s magazine Esquire.
Sykes has her own line of underwear and lingerie with high street chain and retailer Debenhams.
In June 2016, Sykes launched a lifestyle website which features fitness, food and lifestyle content as well as celebrity interviews and competitions.