Ranvir Singh

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Ranvir Singh
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Ranvir Singh reading the news on Good Morning Britain in April 2016.
Born 11 August 1977 (age 38)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Ethnicity Indian
Occupation Presenter, newsreader
Employer ITV
Notable credit(s) BBC North West Tonight
Good Morning Britain
ITV News
Real Stories with Ranvir Singh
Children 1
Website Official Twitter

Ranvir Singh (born 11 August1977) is an English television presenter and journalist, best known for her presenting roles on the ITV Breakfast programmes Daybreak (2012–2014) and Good Morning Britain (2014–present).

Singh occasionally presents the ITV News bulletins, acting as a stand-in presenter and since 2015, she has presented Real Stories with Ranvir Singh, her own primetime factual series for ITV.

Early life

Singh was born in 1977 in Blackburn, Lancashire into a Sikh family. Educated at Kirkham Grammar School, an independent school in Kirkham, Lancashire, she graduated from the University of Lancaster with a degree in English and Philosophy. She then gained a postgraduate qualification in journalism at the school of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Central Wisconsin in Canada.


Singh joined BBC Radio Lancashire in 2002, initially on work experience before being given a six-month contract. She then moved to BBC GMR, covering the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.[1]

Singh joined the BBC North West regional news programme North West Tonight in 2005 as a journalist and bulletin presenter.[2][3] Her first national presenting role came in April 2006 when she co-presented a live BBC Three play on Good Friday, Manchester Passion, which retold the last hours of Jesus Christ.

On 10 September 2007, Singh joined long serving presenter Gordon Burns as the main co-presenter on BBC North West Tonight. Former BBC South Today sports editor Roger Johnson became Singh's co-presenter in October 2011 following Burns' departure.[4] While working on North West Tonight, Singh was also a cover presenter for late night and weekend breakfast shows on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Singh went on maternity leave from North West Tonight on 18 May 2012. It was later announced that she would not be returning to the BBC but would be joining the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak.[5] She made her first appearance on Daybreak on 3 September 2012.[6]

In 2012, Singh occasionally reviewed the newspapers with Matt Barbet on This Morning.

On 16 May 2014, Singh joined Good Morning Britain as a features correspondent and news presenter with Susanna Reid, Sean Fletcher, Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins.

Since May 2014, Singh has been a relief newscaster on various ITV News bulletins.

On 25 September 2014, Singh joined the factual ITV programme Tonight as a reporter.

Since March 2015, she has guest presented a number of Exposure specials. Since July 2015, Ranvir has presented her own primetime series for ITV called Real Stories with Ranvir Singh. A second series of the show will be broadcast in 2016.[7]

Awards and honours

In July 2013, Singh received an Honorary Fellowship with the University of Central Lancashire. In October 2015 she won Media Personality of the Year at the Asian Media Awards.

Personal life

Singh is a Sikh. She lives with her mother and her son, Tushaan.[8]


Year Title Role
2005–2012 North West Tonight Presenter
2012–2014 Daybreak Co-presenter and newscaster
2012 This Morning Newspaper reviewer
2014– Good Morning Britain Co-presenter and Features Correspondent
ITV Lunchtime News Relief newscaster
ITV Evening News
ITV News weekend bulletins
Tonight Occasional reporter
2014–2015 ITV News at Ten Relief newscaster
2015 Exposure: When Pregnant Women Drink Reporter
2015– Real Stories with Ranvir Singh[9] Presenter
Guest appearances


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