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Alice Arnold is a British
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 newsreader
News presenter
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 and continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
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After gaining a degree in politics at the University of Sussex
University of Sussex
The University of Sussex is an English public research university situated next to the East Sussex village of Falmer, within the city of Brighton and Hove. The University received its Royal Charter in August 1961....

, she trained as an actress and was a magistrate for ten years.

Arnold joined the BBC
BBC
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 Radio Drama Company in 1988. After meeting Peter Donaldson
Peter Donaldson
Peter Ian Donaldson is a main newsreader on BBC Radio 4.He was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved to Cyprus in 1952 at the time of the overthrow of King Farouk. He was a frequent listener to the BBC World Service and the BFBS....

 at a party in 1994, she joined Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station, operated and owned by the BBC, that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes, including news, drama, comedy, science and history. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967. The station controller is currently Gwyneth Williams, and the...

's presentation team in that year. In 2004, she became a newsreader, and now regularly reads the afternoon and evening news on Radio 4. In 2005, she featured as a news presenter in BBC Two
BBC Two
BBC Two is the second television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom. It covers a wide range of subject matter, but tending towards more 'highbrow' programmes than the more mainstream and popular BBC One. Like the BBC's other domestic TV and radio...

 comedy Broken News
Broken News
Broken News is a comedy programme shown on BBC Two in autumn 2005 and in Australia on SBS-TV from the 17 July 2006. The show poked fun at the world of 24-hour rolling news channels. The title of the show is a play on the phrase "Breaking News". It had six thirty-minute episodes...

. In June 2006, she was promoted to read the news on Radio 4's Today programme. From 2007 she has co-presented comedian Jon Holmes's
Jon Holmes
Jon Holmes is a seven time Sony award-winning and double Bafta winning British writer, comedian and broadcaster.-Early life:...

 show Listen Against, a parody of various programmes on Radio 4. A second series of Listen Against was broadcast in November and December 2008, and a third began in September 2010.

She is in a civil partnership
Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom
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 with the BBC presenter Clare Balding
Clare Balding
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. They live in Chiswick
Chiswick
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, London
London
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, England
England
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, UK
United Kingdom
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. Arnold was previously in a relationship with the comedian, writer and presenter Sandi Toksvig
Sandi Toksvig
Sandra Brigitte “Sandi” Toksvig is a Danish comedian, author and presenter on British radio and television.-Career:...

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