David Grant

David Grant was born in Hackney, London. He is an English pop singer, celebrity and vocal coach.

Grant became famous in the early 1980s as a member of UK soul/funk duo, Linx, whose biggest hit was Intuition in 1981. He began a solo career in 1983 with the Top 40 hit "Stop and Go". Further hits included "Watching You Watching Me" and two duets with Jaki Graham, "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" which reached number five in 1985 and the Todd Rundgren-penned "'Mated" which made number 20 later that year. He has also worked as a session singer for artistsincluding Diana Ross, Rick Astley and Lighthouse Family.

Grant has become well known, along with his second wife Carrie Grant, as vocal coach on Pop Idol; judge and vocal coach on the BBC TV talent show Fame Academy; and its spin-off Comic Relief does Fame Academy. In addition, in working with some of the UK's top pop acts including The Spice Girls, Take That, S Club, and more recently Will Young,Atomic Kitten, Mel C, Lemar, Charlotte Church, Joss Stone, Geri Halliwell and Julian Perretta.

He also appears regularly as a panellist on the Five topical debate show, The Wright Stuff. In 2006 he appeared in the four part BBC television series The Sound of Musicals. In September 2006 he appeared on BBC's MasterChef programme. At the start of 2008 Grant sat as a judge on the BBC One talent show The One and Only, where once again he worked alongside Carrie Grant.

Soon after Grant starred as the celebrity 'hider' in an episode of the CBBC show Hider in the House. He is so far the only celebrity to have been 'discovered' in the first day's filming of the show. This appearance was a precursor to Grant and Carrie branching out into children's television later in the year, when they hosted their own CBeebies showCarrie and David's Popshop.

Grant often presents episodes of the BBC religious programme Songs of Praise.

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