One of Zoe Salmon’s earliest roles was a quick appearance as the original bearer of the Ruby Slippers in a little known re-telling of the Wizard of Oz made for Channel Five in 1995. She had auditioned for the role of Dorothy, but lost to Denise van Outen.
In 2005, Zoe Salmon presented the results of the Northern Ireland region in Making Your Mind Up, the UK’s national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. She welcomed the television audience to Belfast with the line “How’s about you, Terry?”
Zoe Salmon appeared in the 2007 version of Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, with several celebrity opponents, including BBC Sport presenter and journalist Ray Stubbs, former CBBC presenter Angellica Bell and BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Colin Murray. Zoe Salmon was the fifth celebrity voted out. Also in 2007, she switched on the Belfast Christmas lights with Shayne Ward.
After leaving Blue Peter in June 2008, she presented the gameshow Hot Rods which began a BBC2 run on 30 August. She joined Noel Edmonds and Same Difference as a guest at a kids’ party at the Northumberland town of Morpeth which featured in 2008’s Noel’s Christmas Presents show on Sky1.
Zoe Salmon took part in the fourth series of Dancing On Ice, partnering Matt Evers and reached the quarter-finals. Zoe Salmon appeared on The Chris Moyles Show in January 2009 and went on a date with early breakfast presenter Greg James as part of the BBC Radio 1 money experiment.
Zoe Salmon appeared on the first episode of BBC One Saturday night gameshow Hole in the Wall hosted by Dale Winton. Zoe Salmon has a cameo in the CBBC sitcom Dani’s House, as Dani’s long lost celebrity friend ‘Mo White’. In May 2009 she appeared in FHM magazine with another Blue Peter ex-presenter Konnie Huq. Two separate collectable covers were printed for the issue featuring the two women, but the content of the magazines were identical.
In 2009 Zoe Salmon appeared on Shooting Stars on Jack Dee’s team, alongside comedian Noel Fielding. In 2009 Zoe Salmon presented 8-part series Skillicious on CITV alongside Nigel Clarke. The show encouraged children to try out new skills. She loved beatboxing. She co-presented the World’s Strongest Man competition in the UK with Martin Bayfield and became one of the presenters on new Sky1 live lifestyle chat show Angela and Friends.
On 15 February 2011 Zoe Salmon presented a programme for BBC Three called The Big Fat Truth About Low Fat Foods in which she underwent an experiment whereby she agreed to be filmed during a month of eating a diet consisting of only diet and ‘healthy’ pre-processed foods.
On 31 October 2011, Zoe Salmon hosted “Celebrity Wish List” on Channel 5 where she surprised 500 Scottish Young Carers at their annual weekend break by bringing McFly to perform for them and putting together a film to help the Carers secure funding for future events. Zoe Salmon co-hosts Compete for the Meat alongside Al Murray on Dave.
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