|Full Name Graham Ball|
Education Bolton School
Role Television personality
|Name Johnny Ball|
Children Zoe Ball
|Born 23 May 1938 (age 77) (1938-05-23) Bristol, England, UK|
TV shows Play School, Play Away, The Great Egg Race, Cabbages and Kings
Grandchildren Nelly May Lois Cook, Woody Fred Cook
Books Think of a Number, Mathmagicians, Ball of Confusion: Puzzles, Why Pi?, Go Figure!: A Totally Cool Boo
Similar People Zoe Ball, Derek Griffiths, Brian Cant, Sid Owen, Fatboy Slim
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Johnny Ball (born 23 May 1938) is an English television personality, a populariser of mathematics and the father of BBC Radio 2 DJ Zoë Ball.
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- Johnny ball strictly come dancing 2012 bbc one
- Early life
- Television and radio career
- Series guide
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He was born as Graham Ball in Bristol where he attended Kingswood Primary School on the eastern edge of the city. Later in his childhood the family moved to Bolton, Lancashire, where he attended Bolton County Grammar School. He left formal education with two 'O' Levels, one in Mathematics and one in Geography. He then signed on for three years in the Royal Air Force, worked as a Butlin's Redcoat, and was an entertainer in northern clubs and cabaret.
Television and radio career
He was a regular fixture on children's television in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, presenting several series of popular science and technology programmes intended for children (including Think of a Number; Think Again; Think Backwards; Think...This Way and Johnny Ball Reveals All). He was also one of the hosts of infant education programme Play School beginning in 1967 and continuing throughout the 1970s and beyond. As well as appearing on screen Ball wrote jokes for some shows including Crackerjack. All of these shows (except the ITV programme ...Reveals All) appeared on the BBC. Ball's shows were renowned for presenting scientific and technological principles in an entertaining and accessible way for young people.
In 2003, he appeared on The Terry and Gaby Show in which he answered viewers' questions. In July 2004, he was named in the Radio Times list of the top 40 most eccentric TV presenters of all time. In July 2012, he presented a Horizon special on ageing on BBC Four. He has recently starred in ITV and Channel 4 television adverts as well as radio adverts for the Yorkshire-based firm Help-Link.
Ball's daughter Zöe presents Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two for BBC TV and presents a Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2. Son Nick’s first film (director) won a World Award and second script (co-writer) was filmed in California. Second oldest son Dan is a design/structural engineer in Henley. Johnny lists as his hobbies writing, research, gazebo building, drums, golf and his six grandchildren. He currently lives with wife Di at their home in South Buckinghamshire.
In 2012, the 74-year-old Ball was announced as one of the 14 celebrities who would take part in the Strictly Come Dancing TV show. He was the first celebrity to be eliminated from the competition.
Think of a Number
Think! This Way
Think It ... Do It
Johnny Ball Reveals All