Alison Hammond has been a household name ever since she left the Big Brother house in 2002 and found her way into the nation’s hearts with her energetic presenting style, infectious laugh and boundless energy.
As well as being a regular host on This Morning, Alison also entered the jungle as a contestant on the 10th series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2010 and competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.
Not only that, but the 47 year old, who lives in Birmingham with her son Aiden, can also name Celebrity Masterchef, I Can See Your Voice and The Chase as some of the shows she’s spent some time on.
However, it all started 20 years prior when a then-27 year old Alison stepped foot in the Big Brother house for the first time, where she’d go on to meet fellow contestants Adele Roberts, Kate Lawler and the late Jade Goody.
To celebrate two decades since her first TV appearance, here are some of Alison Hammond’s most iconic moments…
Explaining her love of vaseline in her Big Brother audition
Alison’s unique personality already shined through in her original audition tape for the Big Brother house, which sees the star, who was then working in a cinema, speak about her love of vaseline before explaining she wanted to be on Big Brother for the “frills, frolics and excitement”.
The third season was the most-watched series in the show’s history, with the finale gripping 10 million viewers making it the 10th most-watched Channel 4 broadcast ever.
Re-sharing a clip of her audition to Twitter earlier this week, Alison wrote: “Omg 20 years since Big brother changed my life. Eternally grateful to Big brother , how gorgeous is @ThisisDavina i just love her”.
Breaking a table in the Big Brother house
Back in her BB days, the star was already getting in trouble and got a stern talking to from Big Brother for breaking furniture.
One evening, she joined fellow star Kate Lawler as they hopped on the garden furniture outside in an attempt to catch the attention of the security guards that surrounded the set, when she jumped and cracked a table, much to the disapproval of Big Brother.
She swiftly ran away giggling with Kate close behind, leaving viewers in hysterics.
The time she almost got arrested in Italy
Following her appearance in the Big Brother house, Alison soon became a regular fixture on This Morning and has been getting up to hilarious antics ever since.
During a live broadcast from the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Alison was announcing a This Morning mega prize draw when the crew were intercepted by Italian police for filming without a permit.
Despite the firm hand of the law, Alison continued with her piece to camera, not letting it ruin her presenting moment.
Launching a lifeboat into the ocean while screaming
When the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) needed a hand to launch a lifeboat into the sea, Alison was luckily on hand for assistance.
She joined the lifeboat crew life on air on This Morning, giving the crew the command to launch the giant life raft down a ramp and out to sea. But Alison couldn't help but scream and laugh throughout the journey.
The time she married The Rock
Alison fans will have followed her love affair with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson after they became engaged during an interview.
When she next met him during the promo for Jumanji, they tied the knot on-air and were ordained by Dwayne's co-star Kevin Hart, naturally.
Sadly it wasn’t to last and some time later the couple also ‘divorced’ during a TV interview.
Being unable to cope with Barry Humphries’ mix up
When legendary comic Barry Humphries appeared on This Morning last year, he congratulated Dermot O'Leary for bravely 'coming out' as gay.
Unable to cope with the mix up between Dermot and This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield, Alison found herself roaring with laughter at the funny moment.
Getting stuck in a door while presenting a prize
While showing viewers around a luxurious Isle of Wight holiday home that was up for grabs, Alison got stuck in one of the doors.
And when she tried to continue the segment, she was unable to stop laughing as she tried to interview the startled looking couple who had won the prize last year.
Alison Hammond & Aljaž Skorjanec Samba to ‘Bootylicious’
Who could forget Alison’s stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014?
Certainly not us, and especially not this performance of Bootylicious alongside dance partner Aljaž Skorjanec.
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