Carrie Davis

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Carrie Prideaux (née Davis)
Carrie Prideaux (née Davis) was the Newsbeat sportsreader/sport monkey on The Chris Moyles Show until leaving on maternity leave in 2010.

Carrie was born in Barnstaple, Devon on June 24th 1976. She attended school at Queen's College in Taunton from 1989-1994, obtaining 3 A-Levels. After taking her degree and then a post-graduate diploma, Carrie joined the BBC in London.

Originally Carrie was at Radio Five Live and BBC News 24 - reading/presenting sports bulletins. In 2001/2002 she began reading bulletins on other national networks, including on Radio 2 with Steve Wright and on Radio 1 during Chris's afternoon show. At the time, he used to flirt outraegously with her, and refer to her as 'Oooh Carrie Davis' (a reference to an old Gary Davies Radio 1 jingle).

In June 2004 Carrie returned to the show, standing in for Juliette Ferrington for two weeks while she was in Athens covering the Olympics. When Juliette moved back to Five Live full time a few months later, Carrie joined the show permanently. Her first show was on Monday October 18th 2004. When she went on holiday the following February, a week of special sportreaders filled her place - including Ray Stubbs, Abi Titmuss, Garth Crooks, Mark Bright and Mark Lawrenson.

Aside from her work on Radio 1, Carrie also presents the sports news on TV in the BBC London region. She also works part time for the BBC's Football Focus, Match Of The Day 2 and Score programmes, producing packages/interviews and live football reports. She is an avid fan of Chelsea FC, although she assures us she's not a glory hunter. Carrie ran the Great North Run in 2005 and was part of the team that travelled out to Germany to cover England's (lack of) progress in the 2006 World Cup. In November 2005 she interviewed David Beckham for the show.

Carrie is also a massive fan of horses, and has been since she was 7 years old. She is patron of the Veteran Horse Welfare (VHW) charity, which helps fund the welfare of older horses. She says she tries to go riding whenever possible and that 'nothing can beat a gallop on a beach to blow away those cobwebs'.

Carrie married Tom Prideaux (a.k.a. Major Tom) on 3rd May 2008. On 29th October Carrie announced live on the show that she was pregnant. Carrie then left the show on 12th February 2010 to go on maternity leave. Her emotional, farewell show can be listened to here. On 28th March Carrie gave birth to a baby girl called Poppy at 15:47 weighing 6Ib 10oz. Chris announced this on the show the following day.


  • She classes interviewing Jose Mourinho as one of her most memorable moments.
  • She is very ticklish.
  • Her ambition is to present Match Of The Day.
  • She spends her time off playing golf, snowboarding and rollerblading.
  • In 2006, she went skydiving with the Red Devils.
  • She claims her most embarrasing moment was falling over whilst being sick on the M40, whilst drunk.
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The Chris Moyles Show (Radio 1)
Team Members: Final Lineup: Chris Moyles, David Vitty, Dominic Byrne, Tina Daheley, Aled Haydn Jones, Freya Last, Pippa Taylor-Hackett, Other contributors
Past: Rachel Jones, Carrie Davis, Matt Fincham, Juliette Ferrington, Samantha Moy, Jocelin Stainer
Regular Features: Dave's Tedious Link, Rob DJ's Monday Night Pub Quiz, Car Park Catchphrase, The Golden Hour, McFly Day
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