Name: Laura Hamilton
We are delighted to welcome ITV presenter and inspirational mum, Laura Hamilton as a new Dream Tea ambassador for 2015, joining the campaign alongside other ambassadors, including Miranda Gore Brown from the Great British Bake Off.
Laura – who is also expecting her second child – has already embraced her new role with gusto by hosting her own Dream Tea baby shower at a glitzy London venue with a host of celebrity friends and family, treating them to a spot of afternoon tea and beauty therapy. Instead of accepting gifts, she encouraged her guests to donate to the charity. The event was also featured as Hello magazine exclusive (issue no.1375 20th April 2015).
Laura is currently presenting Channel 4’s ‘A Place in the Sun’ and also presents ‘Fort Boyard’ for ITV. With a passion for property, Laura has been renovating houses since the age of 19. In 2014 she presented ‘Beat my Build’ on Channel 4, where participants renovated their properties aiming to achieve the biggest profit to win a cash prize and most recently she has joined the presenting team of ‘Cowboy Builders’ on Channel 5 that is currently in production.
Laura started her career in television at 18 years of age as a runner at Channel 4. She quickly progressed as an Assistant Floor Manager and worked on a variety of shows including TOTP, Big Brother and The Games to name but a few. She moved to the ‘other side of the camera’ four years later appearing as Melody in CITV’s ‘Fun Song Factory’ alongside JLS’ Aston Merrygold.
After several years working as a children’s TV Presenter on CITV, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, Laura starred in what was one of ITV’s most popular shows, ‘Dancing on Ice’ in 2011. With her daredevil attitude, sheer determination and her lust for speed Laura was eventually crowned runner up. In 2014, just 4 weeks after giving birth to her son she took part in the Channel 4 series ‘The Jump’ and admits this was one of the most incredible experiences to date.
“When I became a Dream Tea ambassador I wanted to be involved as much as possible. Dreams Come True is such a special organisation and I hope to kick start a bumper year of Dream Tea events to raise as much as possible for these children. Everyone deserves the chance to make their dreams come true,” said Laura.Peter Newman, Chief Executive, Dreams Come True, says: “Having Laura on board for this year’s Dream Tea gives us a fantastic opportunity to work with an inspirational presenter. We’re overwhelmed by Laura’s support, especially by hosting her own Dream Tea event.”