Laura Hamilton was born in Kent.
Her father is a drummer, who had a stint as Great Uncle Bulgaria in The Wombles with Mike Batt.
Laura Hamilton studied at Dartford Grammar Girls School and got A-Levels in English, Psychology, Theatre Studies and Spanish.
She then worked as a runner on some Channel 4 productions and amongst those she worked for was Dermot O’Leary, who later helped her put together her first showreel.
Laura Hamilton then spent 4 years as an Assistant Floor Manager.
Whilst playing Cinderella at the Woodville Halls in Gravesend, Laura Hamilton was encouraged by Nick Bailey who played Dr. Truman in EastEnders, to look in the Stage newspaper for more performing opportunities. As a result she got her big breakthrough as Melody in the ITV show the Fun Song Factory.
She went on to present several shows on Nickelodeon. Laura Hamilton’s presenting credits include Wake Up World on Nick Jr, Staraoke for the Cartoon Network, and GMTV’s Toonattik.
Laura Hamilton’s hobbies include skiing and snowboarding. She set up the Performing Arts Skills Academy. Laura Hamilton is the patron of REACH, The Association for Children with Upper Limb Deficiency.
In 2011, Laura Hamilton was paired with Colin Ratushniak on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. Laura and Colin came second in Dancing on Ice.
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I am super pleased to bring a very special guest to you today, the first on the podcast not from the world of sport. She’s been described as a professional multitasker and is perhaps best known for her TV appearances. Including dancing on ice and a place in the sun, but there is so much more to this lovely entrepreneur and today she shares a little inspiration.
My special guest…the fabulous Laura Hamilton