Laura Hamilton’s first break in front of the camera came as ‘Melody’ in the popular pre-school show Fun Song Factory for CITV, which she played for two and a half years until the show ended in 2006. She had appeared alongside Aston Merrygold from JLS on Fun Song Factory. She also appeared in the films Dead Man’s Cards in 2006 and Magicians in 2007. She was also the face of Citibank for their European campaign.
In 2006, Laura Hamilton became the female face of kids’ TV channel Nickelodeon, and has presented Nickheads, Slime Across the UK in summer 2007, and ME:TV (LIVE) for the channel. She has also presented the Nickelodeon UK Kids’ Choice Awards, with McFly in 2007, and Dannii Minogue in 2008.
In March 2008, Laura Hamilton started guest presenting on GMTV’s Toonattik. She was involved in the Endemol-produced The Bratz Design Academy in late 2008 where children got to become fashion designers and design a dress that she wore to an awards ceremony. In 2009, Laura Hamilton co-hosted the UK version of Staraoke on Boomerang with Nigel Clarke.
On 18 December 2010, Laura Hamilton was revealed as one of the 16 celebrities to participate in ITV1’s flagship show, Dancing on Ice in 2011. In early 2011, amongst a few others, she was in discussions with Simon Cowell to present The Xtra Factor that year. She decided to quit her job with Nickelodeon to move away from children’s television.
On 4 October 2011, Laura Hamilton appeared on the Channel 5 show Real Food Family Cook Off as a guest judge alongside chef Ainsley Harriott. On 17 February 2012, Hamilton appeared in Series 11 of The Real Hustle, as a participant.
On 24 March 2012, Laura Hamilton appeared on Winter Wipeout’s first celebrity special. She failed to progress to the “Wipeout Zone” final, after being eliminated in 4th place at the ‘Winter Blunderland’ stage. On 13 December 2012, Laura Hamilton appeared on Celebrity Eggheads alongside Alistair Appleton, Simon O’Brien, Ed Hall and Angus Purden in the “house and home experts” team.
Laura Hamilton’s new show Beat my Build aired on Channel 4 in November 2013. In 2014, she participated in the first series of The Jump and left the competition on day 5, after narrowly losing the ski jump-off against Donal MacIntyre.