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Who is Victoria Coren Mitchell? Only Connect host, poker player, wife of David Mitchell and guest presenter of Have I Got News For You

SHE'S an accomplished writer and TV presenter who's married to comedian David Mitchell.

Here's what you need to know about Victoria Coren Mitchell, who is also a professional poker player…

 Victoria writes a weekly column for The Observer and hosts the BBC television quiz show Only ConnectBBC Victoria writes a weekly column for The Observer and hosts the BBC television quiz show Only Connect

Who is Victoria Coren Mitchell?

Victoria Coren Mitchell, 45, is an English writer, presenter and professional poker player.

She writes a weekly column for The Observer and hosts the BBC television quiz show Only Connect – a role she has held since 2008.

Her father was journalist Alan Coren and her brother is journalist Giles Coren.

 Victoria is married to comedian David MitchellRex Features Victoria is married to comedian David Mitchell

Victoria was the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour and the first player to win both a televised professional tournament (EPT London 2006) and a televised celebrity tournament (Celebrity Poker Club 2005).

She was also the first player to win two European Poker Tour Main Events (EPT London 2006 and EPT Sanremo 2014).

She is married to actor and comedian David Mitchell and they pair have a daughter, born 2015.

What else has Victoria Coren Mitchell done?

In the past, Victoria has hosted Radio 4 show Women Talking About Cars and presented shows such as Off The Page, Balderdash and Piffle and Heresy.

She has also featured as a guest panellist and host on Have I Got News For You and BBC Question Time.

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