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The second series of The Circle has revealed a pretty eclectic line-up of contestants – among them Zoe Ball and Norman Cook's son Woody. The 18-year-old will be one of eight contestants taking part in the series, which sees the players living in a block of flats but communicating only via the titular social media platform – either as themselves or under a different identity. Zoe and Norman, aka Fatboy Slim, separated in 2016 after 18 years together – but is Woody their only child? How many children do Zoe Ball and Norman Cook have? Zoe and Norman are parents to two children from their marriage, having tied the knot in 1999 and welcomed Woody in 2000.
As well as their son they are also parents to a daughter, Nelly, who was born in January 2010. Woody is Zoe and Norman's elder child, he has a younger sister called Nelly (Picture: WireImage) Norman said after she was born: 'It's a bit scary the first time, but this time round, our lives are a lot more comfortable – there's a confidence and a comfort in it and it helps that she's a girl. When did Zoe Ball and Norman Cook split? Zoe and Norman, aka Fatboy Slim, were together for 18 years (Picture: Getty Images) The couple announced their split in September 2016, saying that they remained on amicable terms and would continue to raise their children together. 'After many exciting adventures together over the last 18 years we have come to the end of our rainbow.
If you've got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk Entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Want to star on The Circle series 2? Winner Alex Hobern tells you how to blag a spot Tensions were high on episode one of The Circle tonight, as the contestants battled to prove most popular. But Channel 4 viewers thought one contestant, 18-year-old Woody Cook, seemed a little too excited for the season premiere. The only son of TV presenter Zoe Ball and DJ Norman Cook – better known as Fatboy Slim – the teenager came on to the show to see if he could win over his fellow contestants.
Brooke got the ball rolling, saying she was "pooing it" on the show. Then, Woody introduced himself by saying: "I'm only in my underwear." One said: "Ohhh Woody has gone a bit old school sex chat already. A second added: "No Woody. While a third remarked: "Oh dear Woody." The Circle continues next Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4. Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email He already has super famous parents in Zoe Ball and Norman Cook but Woody is hoping to leave his parents shadow. The 18-year-old will appear as a contestant on Channel 4's latest series of The Circle and move into a Salford apartment for the next couple of months. Originally from Brighton, Woody is the eldest son of BBC Radio 2 star Zoe and DJ Norman Cook - aka Fatboy Slim. He is going to play as himself in the show but will keep his family's identity a secret from his fellow players because "he wants to do this for himself and not be pre-judged or to live in their shadow." Describing himself as a likeable warm, friendly guy, Woody's game plan is to befriend everyone in The Circle in the hope he will become the most popular. (Image: Channel 4) He said: "I'm going to be friendly me, post lots of photos of me having fun rather than trying to look attractive. "I'm just going to be Woody from Brighton." The student came out as bisexual at the start of the year and he thinks that "being bisexual helps talking to girls and it doubles the pool of people I can flirt with." Speaking about what advice his parents have offered him, Woody added: "They said that what you say on TV is out there forever and you can't unsay it and that once you share too much you never unshare it." The Circle's live launch show airs on Tuesday, September 24, at 9.15pm on Channel 4. Zoe Ball's son Woody Cook supported by Emma Willis ahead of his debut TV appearance on The Circle The Strictly It Takes Two host is one proud mum! Zoe Ball's son Woody Cook is set to become a star in his own right as he joins other contestants on the reality TV show The Circle, which kicks off on Tuesday evening. And ahead of his debut appearance, the Strictly It Takes Two star paid a sweet tribute to her first-born on Instagram. Sharing Woody's official photo from the show on her page, Zoe wrote: " Good luck to my best boy on his adventure on @c4thecircle proud mamalady X." The Circle host Emma Willis was one of the first to comment on Zoe's message to wish him luck, writing: "He's going to be fab." Other famous faces supporting Woody include Kate Thornton and former Strictly star Ian Waite. The Circle host Zoe Ball supported Woody Cook ahead of his TV debut Woody, 18, revealed that Zoe and his dad Norman Cook have both given him advice ahead of his TV debut. You can't unsay it and once you share too much, you never unshare it." The Circle follows eight different people who live their lives for three weeks in the same apartment complex but don't actually meet. The aim of the game show is to avoid being blocked and eliminated, which then results in the other contestants discovering whether or not the person was who they said they were, or someone else. The winner receives £100,000. Woody is the son of Zoe Ball and Norman Cook The teenager added that his parents have been supportive of his TV debut, and that he has already thought about what he would do if he won the money. The dream is to gather a group of mates and make a record label." And while he is aware that a lot of people will already know who is because of his parents, he won't have that worry in The Circle. "I might get more attention outside of the show but there will be no extra pressure on me inside The Circle because no one will know who they are!" he said. READ: The Circle season two - everything you need to know Zoe and Norman are incredibly proud of their son. Woody gave his first interview at the beginning of the year in Boys By Girls magazine, where he came out as bisexual. I'm quite laid back about most things in life, including my sexual orientation," he said, going on to add: "I'm in such a good position that I should be free-thinking and happy. I really feel like my friends and family are all really laid-back - especially my parents. Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.