Neil (aka “Foxy”) Fox
Neil Fox has been working in the entertainment business for 21 years. He has presented numerous prime time shows and as of July 2008 he has taken the No.1 crown in London again, hosting the Magic More Music Breakfast Show.
After having gained his degree in business and marketing, he managed to get his foot in the door and mouth-behind-the-mike at Radio Wyvern in Worcester where he began to learn his craft.
He quickly moved onto the national stage with a job at the mighty 208, Radio Luxembourg and had spent only 9 months there before being poached by the legendary Fame Academy headmaster, Richard Park, to go and work at Capital Radio in London. That was September 1987 and for the next 17 years Neil played a major role in helping shape one of the greatest radio stations on earth. Through legendary shows such as Fox’s Jukebox, The Surgery, (where he gained the Doctor nickname) and the world-famous Pepsi Chart show, which became by far the biggest Sunday afternoon Top 40 show in the UK for the next 10 years, Neil became one of the UK’s best-loved and most-listened-to DJ’s winning pretty much ever major award going in radio, both here and internationally.
A series of 6 late-night live shows on LWT followed called Dr.Fox’s Video Jukebox, alongside many appearances on all kinds of kids and music shows as well as two years hosting Channel 5’s Pepsi Chart. It was his long-term friendship with record supremo Simon Cowell that gave him that really big break. Neil had known Simon for many years and used to test out Simon’s new bands and records on his radio shows and it was at a lunch one day that Simon asked if he would like to come on board a new project that he and Simon Fuller were putting together. (Neil had worked a lot with Simon Fuller as well on the whole Spice Girl project and its association with Pepsi). That, of course, was Pop Idol and for everyone connected with that show, it was an unbelievable experience.
He has hosted a succession of prime-time ITV shows since: The Record of the Year, The Great British Test Series with Gabby Logan, Dumb Britain,Discomania, and most recently The Big Call, to name but a few.
As a music expert and commentator on the world of entertainment, he has recently started his own production company, Powderblue, and is currently working with 3 other world-class production companies on fresh new formats he has created. He also has a film company and is in pre-production on a feature length political action-thriller he has co-written, which has funding and is nearly ready to go.
He is also an adrenaline junkie, excellent snowboarder, golfer, tennis player, a qualified helicopter pilot (15 years), motorbike nut, and has recently got his UK motor-racing licence!
He lives in Chelsea with his wife Victoria and their two children Scarlet and Jack.