Real Food Family Cook Off

Laura Hamilton

Episode 3 guest judge Laura Hamilton has moved from a career behind the camera to become a seasoned TV presenter and performer.

Fresh from completing her A-Levels, Laura opted out of a degree in Law and Psychology in order to pursue a TV career behind the scenes at Channel 4, where she gained the experience necessary to become a freelance Assistant Floor Manager.

After leaving the channel and spending four years working behind the scenes on numerous high-profile productions, Laura got her first break and moved to the other side of the camera, cast as Melody in the popular pre-school show Fun Song Factory for CITV.

In 2006 Laura became the female face of children's TV channel Nickelodeon and, subsequently, Nick Junior, where she presented and wrote the links for the popular daily morning show Wake Up World.

In March 2008, Laura started guest-presenting GMTV's weekend show Toonattik. She has since managed to amass a great deal of experience presenting and performing - from title roles in pantomimes alongside Steve Guttenberg, Bradley Walsh and the late Stephen Gately, to corporate hosting and commercial voiceovers.

Laura was one of the 16 celebrities chosen to participate in ITV1's flagship show Dancing On Ice 2011, fighting her way through 12 weeks of gruelling routines to finish in second place.

Most recently, she has been filming in the South of France, as the presenter of action/adventure challenge show Fort Boyard.