Youngsters’ TV presenter Michael Underwood is now a main college instructor after the ‘cellphone stopped ringing’ for jobs on the small display screen.
The 45-year-old was as soon as the primetime face of youngsters’s TV, internet hosting CBBC and CITV, however stated he needed to change his profession to instructing after work dried up.
He stated: ‘The cellphone stopped ringing, it is simply not a pleasant place to be in.’
His work included starring alongside Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern on Ministry Of Mayhem amongst different exhibits, but his profession took a completely totally different path to the megastars as he turned to instructing.
Youngsters’s presenter: Michael Underwood has revealed he has now a main college instructor after the ‘cellphone stopped ringing’ for jobs on the small display screen
Michael, who has been married to Angellica Bell for greater than 10 years, instructed The Mirror about his profession change and what led him to instructing.
Describing the transfer, he stated: ‘I wanted to decide, I believed you understand what I’ve obtained my instructing diploma, I’ve obtained 20 years in broadcasting behind me, possibly I can take that ability set and put it to good use.
‘Assist construct kids’s confidence, assist them with their oracy, their presenting abilities, that is once I thought: “Yeah, let’s seize the bull by the horns and possibly take a step out into a distinct profession”.’
Following his stint on kids’s TV, Michael was an leisure correspondent on GMTV from 2003 to 2008.
TV stars: Michael pictured right here with a younger Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern in 2004
Couple: Michael with spouse Angellica Bell. The couple first met when she joined him as a CBBC presenter in 2002 (pictured in 2011)
Father-of-two Michael then competed within the 2008 collection of Dancing on Ice, partnered by skilled skater Melanie Lambert.
Nevertheless, he pulled out of the collection following a damaged ankle within the run-up to the third present. They took half within the present the next yr for the fourth collection.
In early 2014, he offered the ITV leisure collection Let Me Entertain You on Saturday nights.
He was additionally a reporter on the ITV collection Shock Shock till 2015 and Actual Tales with Ranvir Singh till 2016.
Michael stated he’s actually having fun with his change of profession and stated it’s ‘virtually like being a presenter’.
Shock! Michael has been a main college instructor at a college in Surbiton for the previous three years
Throwback: The 45-year-old was as soon as the primetime face of youngsters’s television however stated he needed to change his profession to instructing after work dried up (pictured with Sophie McDonnell in 2002)
He added it has been ‘extremely difficult’ instructing remotely throughout lockdown and has had to consider new methods to maintain his 12 months 4 class engaged as he described the display screen as a ‘big barrier’.
Michael stated he has needed to put in a ‘lot of labor’ in the course of the homeschooling interval and stated academics aren’t simply ‘sat at dwelling churning out classes we have accomplished earlier than’.
The noughties TV star stated he by no means grew up desirous to be a tv presenter and had really accomplished a four-year BEd instructing diploma at college.
Robust: Michael added it had been ‘extremely difficult’ instructing remotely throughout lockdown and had to consider new methods to maintain his 12 months 4 class engaged
He pursued a instructing diploma as a result of ‘my household might by no means afford to ship me to drama college’.
The previous presenter stated he specialised in drama throughout his instructing diploma, after his mom suggested instructing could be good to fall again on if appearing did not work out.
It was by probability he landed a TV job after a pal ripped off a TV commercial from the BBC within the newspaper asking for individuals to ship in audition tapes to be a kids’s presenter.
Fab 4: Michael pictured alongside Liam Dolan, his now spouse Angellica and Adrian Dickson again in 2001
Recreation present: The presenter’s profession catapulted when he switched from CBBC to CITV in 2002 and offered the massively in style Jungle Run (pictured 2005)
Michael’s stellar 20-year TV profession
- Michael made it to the final 4 interview to be a Blue Peter presenter, which was subsequently crammed by Simon Thomas
- His TV profession started with a six-week stint on CBBC present No matter You Need in 1999
- Following his success, Michael continued on CBBC till 2002
- His profession rocketed when he moved to CITV and hosted exhibits comparable to The Huge Band and Starfinder
- His largest CITV success was presenting Jungle Run- a recreation present just like exhibits comparable to Fort Boyard and The Crystal Maze
- In 2005, he moved from kids’s TV to changing into an leisure reporter for GMTV till 2008
- In 2008, Michael competed on Dancing On Ice. He broke his ankle and was pressured to withdraw from the present. He returned the next yr
- He starred in Movie star Masterchef and Mastermind in 2012
- Underwood offered on Coronary heart FM from April 2013 till December that yr
- In early 2014, he offered the ITV leisure collection Let Me Entertain You on the primetime Saturday night time slot
- He additionally offered Shock, Shock in 2015 and Actual Tales with Ranvir Singh till 2016
- Michael introduced he has retired from tv final yr
Michael does the odd job from time to time for Good Morning Britain however says he’s pleased with instructing and has been at a Surbiton college in Kingston upon Thames for the previous three years.
The tv presenter really introduced he had retired from instructing final yr when he appeared on This Morning from his classroom, which shocked Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
Final yr, Alan Carr shared an unbelievable college throwback image on Instagram on Thursday, with fellow TV star Michael.
The funnyman wrote: ‘Proper, I’m taking you again to Northampton City for my #throwbackthursday.
‘Me and @michaelunderwoodteach with our drama instructor Mr.Bowden and Aldith (sitting down).
‘And I can’t bear in mind the opposite women title (sorry) such pretty reminiscences – Up the Cobblers!!! ❤️.’
Michael wed his CBBC co-star Angellica in a shock ceremony in New York, after a rocky begin to their romance.
Angellica, 44, left her first husband to be with Michael. They first met in 2000 when she joined CBBC as a presenter.
They remained good mates, however Bell went on to fall in love and marry private coach Stuart Amory in January 2007.
Nevertheless, Angellica later claimed she was having issues with Stuart after a couple of months of marriage earlier than leaving him in July 2008.
‘I am taking you again to Northampton city’: Final yr, Alan Carr shared an unbelievable college throwback image on Instagram on Thursday, with fellow TV star Michael
Weeks after their break up, the presenter admitted she was in a relationship with Michael after they have been photographed kissing in a London park.
She stated on the time: ‘It’s extremely unhappy that Stuart and I are over.
‘It is early days, however Michael and I are collectively. Clearly, Stuart may be very damage, however he is such an ideal man, I hope we are able to each transfer on.
‘Stuart is just not joyful about Michael and this example – nevertheless it simply did not work.’
The couple at the moment are proud dad and mom to the nine-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter.
Fortunately married: Michael, who has been married to Angellica Bell for greater than 10 years after tying the knot in New York, the place they obtained engaged (pictured on their marriage ceremony day)