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Lara Lewington is a television presenter and journalist specialising in technology. She can be seen weekly on the BBC's technology show, Click (BBC One, BBC News Channel , BBC World News, BBC iPlayer) reporting on the latest innovation from around the world, and regularly anchoring the show.
She also hosts international technology events, and spent four years as the technology columnist for the UK's biggest selling weekly magazine, Woman.
Before focussing on her true passion, technology, her big break came in 2003 when she became Channel 5's weather presenter, and subsequently, entertainment reporter. During her six years there, she interviewed some of the biggest names in showbiz, including Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas, Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Tom Jones, Keanu Reeves, Jonny Depp, and scores of others. Fun, witty, and not to be underestimated, she was known for always asking the questions most daren't, and more prudently, usually getting the answers.
Her time at the channel attracted quite a bit of attention, with appearances on various games and panel shows including BBC One's The Weakest Link: News and Weather special, BBC1's Let's Dance for Sports Relief, BBC1's Superstars: Battle of the Channels, and ITV1's Britain's Best Dish: Celebrity Special (she makes a mean plum crumble).
She went on to cover showbiz for Sky News, continuing to interview the stars, and cover some of the stories of a generation - including the death of Michael Jackson.
Lara has done a spot of comedy acting over the years too, playing a daytime TV presenter in British feature film, The Shouting Men (released in cinemas in March 2010), acting alongside Paul Whitehouse in BBC2 comedy Happiness, and a weekly role on ITV1's The Impressionable Jon Culshaw. She can also be seen presenting the weather on a monitor in The Daily Planet newsroom in Hollywood blockbuster Superman Returns.