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Everything you need to know about This Morning host Alison Hammond's family

The Bake Off star is known for her down-to-earth fun persona

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Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
Updated: 16 February 2024
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She's the daytime TV favourite who's been making us laugh for years interviewing some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Alison Hammond's one-to-one with Hugh Jackman still cracks us up to this day - remember when she fed him chocolates?!

Alison is thankfully a regular face on the This Morning sofa and we can all agree that her first series presenting Bake Off was a runaway success. But how much do you know about the loveable star?

Alison first shot to fame in 2002 in Big Brother and has remained on our screens ever since. We just can't get enough of her warm smile and that brilliant infectious laugh.

Here's all you need to know about Alison Hammond…

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Alison Hammond's son

Alison, 45, is mum to a teenage son, Aiden, 19. There is little known about her son but the teenager lives with his mum in Birmingham, Alison's hometown. Although the presenter usually keeps her son out of the spotlight, she previously shared a lovely family photo on holiday back in 2019. The former Celebs Go Dating star had gone away with her son and her godsons to Norfolk for a few days, and shared a lovely selfie of them all together on Instagram. She wrote: "Lovely memories being made in @darwinescapes this week with this lovely bunch. Hope you're all having lush times with your families this summer!!"

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Alison and her son Aiden

Alison previously posted a video on TikTok showing her dancing in the garden with her son. While bubbly Alison is typically energetic in her efforts, Aiden is considerably less keen – and the results are hilarious. "Aiden my son pretending not to enjoy this Tik Tok! He's loving it more than me," she joked.

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Alison posted this sweet family photo with her son and godsons

The TV star has previously opened up about how she struggles to juggle her TV work while raising her son alone. Alison told The Mirror in 2018: "I'm concentrating on This Morning and being a parent. Trying to find that balance is hard, sometimes I don't get it completely right. I have got a 12-year-old son and I do want to be there for him. It's just trying to get that balance."

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Alison's son turned 19 in 2024

To mark the teen's 19th birthday in 2024, the doting mum shared snippets of Aiden DJing, candid clips of her son strolling around a city, and numerous throwback images of the teenager dressed in race gear at a go-karting track. "Just so proud of this young man! This is 19! I love you son," she enthused in her caption.

Does Alison Hammond have a partner?

It's currently believed that Alison is single.

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Alison with Ben from Celebs Go Dating

In a previous interview with Woman's Own, she revealed: "I would love to get married. I’d love to walk down the aisle in a big, white dress and have the fairy-tale wedding. I love being in love; I am a different person when I am. My heart sings – it’s amazing."

Alison has previously walked down the aisle with Noureddine Boufaied, who is Aiden's father. Noureddine is a taxi driver from Manchester, but details about the couple's relationship remain unclear. In 2014, the star formed a romance with security guard Jamie Savage, and even though Jamie popped the question, the pair went their separate ways in 2016.

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Alison has also dated Ben Nusi, a lighting technician she met on Celebs Go Dating and Ben Hawkins, a gardener. Alison and Ben kept their relationship under wraps for several months after they started seeing each other in 2021, but in 2022, Dermot revealed that Alison was a "taken" woman. The couple had a quiet split in 2023.

As for what she looks for in a partner, Alison said the main qualities she looks for are that they are "kind, funny, driven and passionate for life", as well as wanting to be a part of her family with her son Aiden.

Who else is in Alison Hammond's family?

As well as having a teenage son, the TV star has a sister Saunra Page. Sadly, Alison and Saunra lost their mum to cancer in early 2020.

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Taking to Instagram to share the devastating news, Alison posted a picture of her and her mum and captioned the post: "Today I dedicate Valentine’s Day to my beautiful, wonderful Mother Maria who passed away from liver and lung cancer. Yesterday my family and I celebrated her amazing life and laid her to rest in a beautiful ceremony she would have been proud of. Thank you mummy for giving me the strength to move forward in the knowledge that you're ok and with God in Heaven now. I will always remember you and try and make you proud. I love you mum."

What is Alison Hammond best known for?

Alison has been a much-loved TV star since she first appeared on our screens in 2002 for the third series of Big Brother. Since leaving the Big Brother house, Alison has appeared on many reality TV shows such as Celebrity Fit Club, I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Strictly Come Dancing and searched for The One in Celebs Go Dating.

Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Alison Hammond on Great British Bake Off© Alison Hammond/Instagram
Alison is now part of the Bake Off family

Alongside her This Morning roles, Alison was named as the new co-host of Bake Off in 2023, replacing Matt Lucas. On social media, the presenter enthused: "It's official!! It's happening The Great British Bake off! Let's have it - The cake that is, so excited."

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