Ilaria D'Amico (born 30 August 1973) is a commentator and television host on Italian television. She is most known for her work on shows related to football.
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D'Amico (born 30 August 1973) is a commentator and television host on Italian television. She is most known for her work on shows related to football.
Ilaria D'Amico was born in Rome.
After attending the University of Rome La Sapienza, she debuted on TV in 1997 with La giostra dei gol ("The carousel of goals"), a program that continued for six seasons on Rai International. Her passion for soccer opened up the possibility of covering the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, and of hosting a 2000 special on the UEFA cup.
In 2001 she presented on Rai Tre a travel program called Cominciamo bene estate ("We're starting well, summer"), and the following year hosted a special for the FIFA World Cup. In November 2002 she also appeared on Stream TV with W l'Italia, moderating with journalists Vittorio Feltri and Sandro Curzi. From 2003 onward she has presented SKY Calcio Show ("SKY football Show"), covering and summing up the matches of Serie A.
Much of her recent popularity comes from having hosted, in 2004, the football-based reality TV show Campioni, il sogno ("Champions, The Dream"), on the TV channel Italia 1.
Victoria Beckham has reportedly laid down the law and refused D'Amico permission to interview her husband, AC Milan loan signing David Beckham. However, contrary to the rumour, D'Amico did interview Beckham on RAI Television in an approximately 27 minutes interview. What is certain is that, due to her beauty and charm, D'Amico is considered a sex symbol by many Italian men (and not only by them: following a 2009 survey, the British magazine "The Sun" ranked D'Amico among the 10 sexiest female sport journalists in the world), as opposed to Paola Ferrari (then host of another popular sport programme on Italian television), who appealed especially to families. Holding true to the popular belief that attractive female sport journalists actively seek (and usually obtain) footballers' attention (as in the famous example of Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero), in early 2014 D'Amico was rumored by some media to have a torrid love story with Juventus Turin - and Italy national football team - goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, married to former Czech model Alena Šeredová and father of two; all parties involved, though, had long firmly denied this affair, until, soon after the Italian team knockout from 2014 FIFA World Cup, first admissions leaked to the press.
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