Fearne Cotton (born 3 September 1981) is a British presenter known for presenting a number of popular TV programs such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethon. In 2007, she became the first regular female presenter of BBC Radio 1's Chart Show. She is set to permanently present BBC Radio 1's weekday mid-morning program, taking over from long-time host Jo Whiley.
Fearne Cotton is addicted to tattoos. The TV presenter would love to cover her body with permanent etchings as she enjoys the pain it brings, but is worried it would harm her career. She said: "Seriously, if I wasn't on TV I'd have tattoos all over my whole body. I would go mental. Because I'm addicted to tattoos. I love the look, the process, the feeling of, 'Yes! I didn't pass out, I've just achieved something.' I have more than 11 now. Not that my mother knows."
Fearne also revealed she got another tattoo while she was in the US recently. The 26-year-old star added to Britain's Glamour magazine: "I got a new one in Los Angeles, it covers most of my back at the bottom and it's a 50s pin-up mermaid, lovely boobs, beautiful. I love Amy Winehouse's tattoos but I can't do arms. I can't do 'Children In Need' with a naked chick on my arm, can I?"
Although she is wary of her image when she is on TV, Fearne refuses to change her style. She said: "People have tried to pressure me over the years to look more conservative. But this is how I dress. I've always been quite strong in the sense that I believe in who I am. Obviously you want to appeal to a mass audience and not scare people off, but I don't think it's a scary prospect, I just like quirky clothing!"