Vernon Kay Biography
Vernon Kay is the awards host from Bolton who created a stir with his spontaneous wit and charming accent. His natural on-screen charm has endowed Vernon with unprecedented success on the T4 team at Channel 4, as well as presenting stints on Hit Me Baby One More Time on ITV and NBC. He hosted the BBC2 quiz show Head Jam and ITV's Celebrities under Pressure, E4's Wife For William and The Grill for Channel 4. Vernon also hosted the Saturday night show Boys and Girls on Channel 4.
Background and career
The boy from Bolton first tasted fame when he was spotted by a model scout from Select at the BBC’s Clothes Show Live. He began a successful modelling career but it was not long before he was picked out for stardom by Channel 4 when he won ‘Model of the Week’ on The Big Breakfast.
In 2000 Vernon landed a regular gig on Channel 4’s T4. This proved to be the perfect vehicle to show off his humour and warmth as a presenter. Vernon was with T4 until 2006 and during that time his love of music shone through as he became a presenter for BBC2’s Top of the Pops Plus, and the spin off series Top of the Pops @ Play for Play UK.
Vernon joined Radio 1 in 2006 & has been a regular on the station ever since hosting his regular Saturday show.
In 2007 Vernon hosted a variety of shows for both BBC1 and ITV1 – he started the year by co-hosting Just the Two of Us with his wife, Tess Daly. He then fronted the ITV1 hit show Vernon Kay’s Gameshow Marathon, and as a massive Elvis fan, he jumped at the chance to spend a summer travelling the globe attempting to find The World’s Greatest Elvis for BBC1.
In 2007 he signed an exclusive contract with ITV to host a number of shows for them and over the last 3 years has hosted Beat the Star, The Whole 19 Yards and a number of series of the ever popular Family Fortunes.
In 2010 he got the chance of a lifetime when he was asked to host Million Dollar Mind Game for the US Network ABC.
Vernon married presenter Tess Daly in 2003, and they have two daughters - Phoebe and Amber.
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10th May 2013
The acts have been confirmed for this yearâ€™s Radio 1 Big Weekend, the annual festival takes place from the 24th-26th of May, there will be performances from some of the worldâ€™s most famous artists and a host of new artists.
23rd April 2010
The speculation as to who will replace Adrian Chiles to cover the World Cup football coverage is over. The BBC have announced that the job will go to Colin Murray and his duties will include the 10pm highlight. The Radio 5 Live host and presenter of Europa League matches for Channel 5, Colin described his selection as 'mind-blowing'.
25th March 2008
ITV1 spring and summer lineup highlights include Vernon Kay fronting a new series, Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield hosting All Star Mr and Mrs. Griff Rhys Jones in the Greatest Cities of the World and a year in the life of the Duke of Edinburgh
22nd February 2008
Vernon has has signed a two-year deal with ITV to seal him as one of ITV's most recognisable entertainment faces.
6th September 2007
Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and Tony Blackburn will present a series of programmes on Radio 1 as part of the station's 40th birthday celebrations
20th May 2013
This yearâ€™s BBC Good Food show takes place in Birmingham this summer and is an event to be enjoyed by food lovers and families.
17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
9th May 2013
TV presenter and awards host, David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have happily announced the birth of their son and first child.
3rd May 2013
The Cheltenham Science Festival is considered to be the countryâ€™s number one science festival and this yearâ€™s line up has now been announced.
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