BBC IQ: Victoria Coren Mitchell’s off-camera life of Strictly star’s best friend, famous family and £1.5m poker fortune

Victoria Coren Mitchell is a beloved television presenter and host known for her quick wit and sharp intellect. Today we see Victoria on our screens hosting Only BBC connection among various other television appearances.

Given Victoria’s popularity, she has built up a devoted fanbase who love to hear more about her behind-the-scenes life. To start at the beginning, Victoria was born in Black-smith in 1972 to humorist and satirist Alan Coren and Anne Kasriel. Her father Alan, who died in 2007, was well known as a regular panelist on the BBC radio quiz The news quiz .

Victoria grew up in Cricklewood, North London, with her parents and her brother Giles Coren, the famous journalist and food writer for The Times newspaper. After being educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School, Victoria went on to study English at St John’s College, Oxford.

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David Mitchell and Victoria Coren Mitchell attend Jonathan Ross’ Halloween party in 2016

On the heart side, in 2012, Victoria married the actor and comedian David Mitchell of the Peep Show and Would I lie to you? Together the couple have a daughter, Barbara Elizabeth June Mitchell, born in May 2015. In 2013, Victoria told the Telegraph that she was still in love and felt lucky to call David her husband.

Victoria said: ‘I mean, he’s a hugely successful TV comedian, he could have had a gorgeous, skinny 24 year old woman with a small nose and a string bikini, but he chose me! Me!

“I’m filled with this weird mix of thinking David could have done so much better than me and feeling that we’re so alike and complement each other so wonderfully that we’re the perfect match and couldn’t be with anyone. another.”

Victoria Coren Mitchell and her best friend Claudia Winkleman

Another interesting fact about Victoria’s social circle is that her best friend is legendary TV Claudia Winkleman, presenter and host of Strictly Come Dancing. Victoria said the Express in 2015 that her best friend is “Claudia Winkleman, the 21st century answer to Goldie Hawn. Except brunette. She’s bright, funny, loyal and kind.”

Although nowadays Victoria is perhaps best known for her appearances on our screens, her primary focus has not always been TV celebrity. When she was a teenager, Victoria put her wit to good use with a brief stint as a stand-up comedian. She has also worked as a porn film reviewer for the Erotic Review. .

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Most notably, Victoria had an incredible and admired off-camera career as a professional poker player. Victoria has made history several times throughout her poker career, most notably in 2014 when she became the first double winner of the European Poker Tour.

Indeed, according to BBC , Victoria has earned £1.5million in her career as a professional poker player. the Connect only the host recognized the surprising contrast between his different interests.

She said PokerStarsBlog she is known to stay up until 6 a.m., smoke, drink, and gamble. “But I also love cooking and gardening,” Victoria said, “which makes me look like a weird mix of old lady and teenager.”

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