Vernon Kay

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BornVernon Kay_header_cell_0_1_0 Vernon Charles Kay
(1974-04-28) 28 April 1974 (age 46)

Bolton, Greater Manchester, EnglandVernon Kay_cell_0_1_1

Alma materVernon Kay_header_cell_0_2_0 Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University)Vernon Kay_cell_0_2_1
OccupationVernon Kay_header_cell_0_3_0 Vernon Kay_cell_0_3_1
Years activeVernon Kay_header_cell_0_4_0 1995–presentVernon Kay_cell_0_4_1
EmployerVernon Kay_header_cell_0_5_0 Vernon Kay_cell_0_5_1
TelevisionVernon Kay_header_cell_0_6_0 T4 (2000–2005)

All Star Family Fortunes (2006–2015) Beat the Star (2008–2009) The Whole 19 Yards (2010) Splash! (2013–2014) 1000 Heartbeats (2015–2016)Vernon Kay_cell_0_6_1

Spouse(s)Vernon Kay_header_cell_0_7_0 Tess Daly (m. 2003)Vernon Kay_cell_0_7_1
ChildrenVernon Kay_header_cell_0_8_0 2Vernon Kay_cell_0_8_1
WebsiteVernon Kay_header_cell_0_9_0 Vernon Kay_cell_0_9_1
SignatureVernon Kay_header_cell_0_10_0

Vernon Charles Kay (born 28 April 1974) is an English television presenter, media personality, and former model. Vernon Kay_sentence_0

He presented Channel 4's T4 (2000–2005) and has presented various television shows for ITV, including All Star Family Fortunes (2006–2015), Just the Two of Us (2006–2007), Beat the Star (2008–2009), The Whole 19 Yards (2010), Splash! Vernon Kay_sentence_1

(2013–2014), and 1000 Heartbeats (2015). Vernon Kay_sentence_2

Kay presented his own BBC Radio 1 show between 2004 and 2012, and presented his own show on Radio X between 2015 and 2017. Vernon Kay_sentence_3

Since the start of the 2018–19 season, he has been the main presenter for the live coverage of Formula E for English speaking territories/platforms across the world. Vernon Kay_sentence_4

In 2020, Kay appeared on the twentieth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Vernon Kay_sentence_5 , finishing in third place, behind Jordan North and the eventual Queen of the Castle, Giovanna Fletcher. Vernon Kay_sentence_6

Early life Vernon Kay_section_0

Kay was brought up in Bolton, Greater Manchester, the elder son of Norman, a lorry driver, and Gladys; he has a younger brother, Stephen, a primary school teacher. Vernon Kay_sentence_7

He attended St Joseph's RC High School in Horwich, near Bolton. Vernon Kay_sentence_8

He then graduated in environmental science at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University). Vernon Kay_sentence_9

He supports his hometown's football club Bolton Wanderers. Vernon Kay_sentence_10

He used to be a regular visitor to Manchester nightclub the Haçienda. Vernon Kay_sentence_11

Career Vernon Kay_section_1

Television Vernon Kay_section_2

Vernon Kay first came to prominence in 1998, when he co-hosted teen-targeted entertainment show The Mag on Channel 5. Vernon Kay_sentence_12

Following this, Kay presented the summer "CBBC" weekend morning show "Fully Booked" (called FBI, Fully Booked Interactive) in 2000, as well as Top of the Pops Plus and Top of the Pops @ Play. Vernon Kay_sentence_13

In 2003 he co-hosted the Channel 4 gameshow Boys and Girls, which was cancelled after one series. Vernon Kay_sentence_14

In 2004, Kay hosted the third series of Celebrities Under Pressure on ITV. Vernon Kay_sentence_15

From 2006, Kay presented primetime game show All Star Family Fortunes. Vernon Kay_sentence_16

In June 2015, it was announced that ITV was to rest the show until 2017, but it did not return. Vernon Kay_sentence_17

In 2007, he presented Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon, after replacing Ant & Dec who hosted the first series. Vernon Kay_sentence_18

From 2008 until 2009, Kay presented two series of Beat the Star, a programme for ITV. Vernon Kay_sentence_19

The first series averaged 4.05 million viewers and the second averaged 3.46 million. Vernon Kay_sentence_20

On 17 April 2010, Kay began co-presenting a game show for ITV called The Whole 19 Yards with Caroline Flack which lasted for eight episodes and was made at Pinewood Studios. Vernon Kay_sentence_21

The series averaged 4.1 million viewers. Vernon Kay_sentence_22

In 2010, Kay was the co-host of Skating with the Stars, a six-part series which was broadcast in the United States. Vernon Kay_sentence_23

In 2011, Kay was originally going to present ITV game show Sing If You Can with Stacey Solomon but, after filming the pilot episode, he felt that it would be better hosted by a comedian and was replaced by Keith Lemon. Vernon Kay_sentence_24

In December 2011, Kay presented the Christmas Channel 4 show Home For the Holidays. Vernon Kay_sentence_25

In the summer of 2012, Kay presented ITV three episode mini-series Let's Get Gold, however the show received poor viewing figures and was axed. Vernon Kay_sentence_26

In 2013 and 2014, Kay, Gabby Logan and Tom Daley co-presented the ITV diving show Splash! Vernon Kay_sentence_27

The programme was axed after two series. Vernon Kay_sentence_28

In 2013, after Channel 4 regained the NFL rights from the BBC, Kay was announced as a presenter of The American Football Show, airing on Saturday mornings. Vernon Kay_sentence_29

Since 2014, Kay has guest presented five episodes of The One Show. Vernon Kay_sentence_30

In 2015, Vernon began presenting daytime quiz show, 1000 Heartbeats for ITV. Vernon Kay_sentence_31

The show returned for a second run in November 2015. Vernon Kay_sentence_32

In 2016, Kay presented Drive, a five-part entertainment show for ITV. Vernon Kay_sentence_33

He made regular appearances in the second series of The Keith Lemon Sketch Show on ITV2. Vernon Kay_sentence_34

In July 2017, Kay co-presented The Hero Challenge with Kirsty Gallacher on Sky Sports. Vernon Kay_sentence_35

Kay hosted the non-broadcast pilot for a revival of Play Your Cards Right, a game show formerly hosted by Bruce Forsyth, but was not commissioned for a series. Vernon Kay_sentence_36

In September 2015, he hosted a pilot for a new ITV game show Home Win, made at Fountain Studios in Wembley. Vernon Kay_sentence_37

In November 2017, it was announced that Kay would host Channel 5's coverage of the 2017–18 Formula E motor racing season. Vernon Kay_sentence_38

He co-presents the FIA's coverage of the 2018–19 season. Vernon Kay_sentence_39

In November 2020, it was announced that Kay would be taking part in the twentieth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here. Vernon Kay_sentence_40

Kay reached the final and finished in third place on 4 December 2020. Vernon Kay_sentence_41

Radio Vernon Kay_section_3

In January 2004, Kay joined BBC Radio 1 and presented an entertainment show every Sunday. Vernon Kay_sentence_42

In April 2004, he was given the 10 am – 1 pm weekend slot, which was previously hosted by Colin Murray and Edith Bowman and previously broadcast on both Saturdays and Sundays on the popular radio network. Vernon Kay_sentence_43

From October 2007 Dick and Dom took over Sunday mornings; Kay's show then ran between 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday. Vernon Kay_sentence_44

In 2008, he was one of a team of DJ's who filled in for Edith Bowman while she was on maternity leave along with Fearne Cotton and Nihal. Vernon Kay_sentence_45

On 11 February 2009, it was announced that Kay would fill in for Chris Moyles while he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief, an act he repeated on 13 July 2009 when Moyles took a day off. Vernon Kay_sentence_46

He also filled-in for Pete Tong's Essential Selection on Radio 1 on 10 April 2008. Vernon Kay_sentence_47

That same year, Kay filled in again for Chris Moyles from 10 August to 15 August when he was on holiday. Vernon Kay_sentence_48

From 30 November 2009 Kay, again, covered for Chris Moyles on breakfast for a whole week as Moyles, Aled Haydn Jones and Fearne Cotton were away in Uganda handing out malaria nets and seeing how the money raised from the Mount Kilimanjaro climb for Comic Relief was being spent. Vernon Kay_sentence_49

On 9 November 2012, it was announced that Kay would leave BBC Radio 1 to spend more time with his family. Vernon Kay_sentence_50

He presented his final show on 22 December and was replaced by Matt Edmondson. Vernon Kay_sentence_51

After three years since his departure from Radio 1, Kay returned to radio on the newly launched Radio X network. Vernon Kay_sentence_52

In September 2015, Kay began presenting the weekday morning show from 10 am to 1 pm. Vernon Kay_sentence_53

He left the station on Friday 17 March 2017. Vernon Kay_sentence_54

Film Vernon Kay_section_4

In 2004, Kay made a cameo appearance in Shaun of the Dead. Vernon Kay_sentence_55

Kay also made a cameo appearance in the 2012 film Keith Lemon: The Film and made a guest appearance in the 2014 film Hercules as a feasting hall guest. Vernon Kay_sentence_56

He was uncredited for this role. Vernon Kay_sentence_57

Personal life Vernon Kay_section_5

On 12 September 2003, Kay married Tess Daly at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Horwich, in Bolton. Vernon Kay_sentence_58

Together, they have two daughters, born in 2004and 2009. Vernon Kay_sentence_59

Kay received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton on 9 July 2009, for services to entertainment. Vernon Kay_sentence_60

Kay is a passionate supporter of Bolton Wanderers F.C.. Vernon Kay_sentence_61

He is also a fan of American football, joining the Manchester Allstars at the age of 13 and reuniting the team in 2011 for a one-off match against the Birmingham Lions. Vernon Kay_sentence_62

In 2011, he signed for the London Warriors, for whom he plays in the BAFANL Premier South division as a defensive back. Vernon Kay_sentence_63

Kay enjoys flying model aircraft and drones. Vernon Kay_sentence_64

Filmography Vernon Kay_section_6

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YearVernon Kay_header_cell_1_0_0 TitleVernon Kay_header_cell_1_0_1 ChannelVernon Kay_header_cell_1_0_2 RoleVernon Kay_header_cell_1_0_3 NotesVernon Kay_header_cell_1_0_4
1995Vernon Kay_cell_1_1_0 HollyoaksVernon Kay_cell_1_1_1 Channel 4Vernon Kay_cell_1_1_2 ExtraVernon Kay_cell_1_1_3 First episodeVernon Kay_cell_1_1_4
1998-1999Vernon Kay_cell_1_2_0 The MagVernon Kay_cell_1_2_1 Channel 5Vernon Kay_cell_1_2_2 Co-PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_2_3 Vernon Kay_cell_1_2_4
2000Vernon Kay_cell_1_3_0 Fully BookedVernon Kay_cell_1_3_1 BBC OneVernon Kay_cell_1_3_2 Co-PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_3_3 1 series (FBi)Vernon Kay_cell_1_3_4
2000Vernon Kay_cell_1_4_0 Top of the Pops PlusVernon Kay_cell_1_4_1 BBC TwoVernon Kay_cell_1_4_2 Co-PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_4_3 Vernon Kay_cell_1_4_4
2000Vernon Kay_cell_1_5_0 Top of the Pops @ PlayVernon Kay_cell_1_5_1 UK PlayVernon Kay_cell_1_5_2 Co-PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_5_3 Vernon Kay_cell_1_5_4
2000–2005Vernon Kay_cell_1_6_0 T4Vernon Kay_cell_1_6_1 Channel 4Vernon Kay_cell_1_6_2 Co-PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_6_3 Vernon Kay_cell_1_6_4
2003Vernon Kay_cell_1_7_0 Boys and GirlsVernon Kay_cell_1_7_1 Co-PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_7_2 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_7_3
2004Vernon Kay_cell_1_8_0 HeadJamVernon Kay_cell_1_8_1 BBC ThreeVernon Kay_cell_1_8_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_8_3 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_8_4
2004Vernon Kay_cell_1_9_0 Celebrities Under PressureVernon Kay_cell_1_9_1 ITVVernon Kay_cell_1_9_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_9_3 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_9_4
2005Vernon Kay_cell_1_10_0 Hit Me, Baby, One More TimeVernon Kay_cell_1_10_1 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_10_2 1 series (UK), 1 series (U.S.)Vernon Kay_cell_1_10_3
The Record of the YearVernon Kay_cell_1_11_0 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_11_1 Vernon Kay_cell_1_11_2
2006–2015Vernon Kay_cell_1_12_0 All Star Family FortunesVernon Kay_cell_1_12_1 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_12_2 12 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_12_3
2006, 2007, 2013Vernon Kay_cell_1_13_0 The Paul O'Grady ShowVernon Kay_cell_1_13_1 Channel 4 / ITVVernon Kay_cell_1_13_2 Guest PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_13_3 3 episodesVernon Kay_cell_1_13_4
2007Vernon Kay_cell_1_14_0 Vernon Kay's Gameshow MarathonVernon Kay_cell_1_14_1 ITVVernon Kay_cell_1_14_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_14_3 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_14_4
2008–2009Vernon Kay_cell_1_15_0 Beat the StarVernon Kay_cell_1_15_1 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_15_2 2 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_15_3
2010Vernon Kay_cell_1_16_0 The Whole 19 YardsVernon Kay_cell_1_16_1 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_16_2 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_16_3
Skating with the StarsVernon Kay_cell_1_17_0 ABCVernon Kay_cell_1_17_1 Co-PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_17_2 Vernon Kay_cell_1_17_3
2011Vernon Kay_cell_1_18_0 Home For the HolidaysVernon Kay_cell_1_18_1 Channel 4Vernon Kay_cell_1_18_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_18_3 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_18_4
Million Dollar Mind GameVernon Kay_cell_1_19_0 ABCVernon Kay_cell_1_19_1 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_19_2 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_19_3
2012Vernon Kay_cell_1_20_0 Let's Get GoldVernon Kay_cell_1_20_1 ITVVernon Kay_cell_1_20_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_20_3 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_20_4
2013–2014Vernon Kay_cell_1_21_0 Splash!Vernon Kay_cell_1_21_1 Co-PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_21_2 2 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_21_3
2013–2015Vernon Kay_cell_1_22_0 The American Football ShowVernon Kay_cell_1_22_1 Channel 4Vernon Kay_cell_1_22_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_22_3 Vernon Kay_cell_1_22_4
2014, 2016Vernon Kay_cell_1_23_0 The One ShowVernon Kay_cell_1_23_1 BBC OneVernon Kay_cell_1_23_2 Guest co-presenterVernon Kay_cell_1_23_3 4 episodesVernon Kay_cell_1_23_4
2015–2016Vernon Kay_cell_1_24_0 1000 HeartbeatsVernon Kay_cell_1_24_1 ITVVernon Kay_cell_1_24_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_24_3 2 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_24_4
2016Vernon Kay_cell_1_25_0 The Keith Lemon Sketch ShowVernon Kay_cell_1_25_1 HimselfVernon Kay_cell_1_25_2 Series regularVernon Kay_cell_1_25_3
DriveVernon Kay_cell_1_26_0 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_26_1 1 seriesVernon Kay_cell_1_26_2
Walliams & FriendVernon Kay_cell_1_27_0 BBC OneVernon Kay_cell_1_27_1 Presenter, Celebrity SlammerVernon Kay_cell_1_27_2 3 episodesVernon Kay_cell_1_27_3
2017Vernon Kay_cell_1_28_0 The Hero ChallengeVernon Kay_cell_1_28_1 Sky SportsVernon Kay_cell_1_28_2 Co-presenterVernon Kay_cell_1_28_3 Vernon Kay_cell_1_28_4
2017—2018Vernon Kay_cell_1_29_0 Formula EVernon Kay_cell_1_29_1 Channel 5Vernon Kay_cell_1_29_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_29_3 Vernon Kay_cell_1_29_4
2018—Vernon Kay_cell_1_30_0 Formula EVernon Kay_cell_1_30_1 YouTube, other streaming platformsVernon Kay_cell_1_30_2 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_1_30_3 Vernon Kay_cell_1_30_4
2020Vernon Kay_cell_1_31_0 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!Vernon Kay_cell_1_31_1 ITVVernon Kay_cell_1_31_2 ContestantVernon Kay_cell_1_31_3 Series 20Vernon Kay_cell_1_31_4

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YearVernon Kay_header_cell_2_0_0 StationVernon Kay_header_cell_2_0_1 RoleVernon Kay_header_cell_2_0_2 NotesVernon Kay_header_cell_2_0_3
2004–2012Vernon Kay_cell_2_1_0 BBC Radio 1Vernon Kay_cell_2_1_1 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_2_1_2 Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pmVernon Kay_cell_2_1_3
2015–2017Vernon Kay_cell_2_2_0 Radio XVernon Kay_cell_2_2_1 PresenterVernon Kay_cell_2_2_2 Weekdays, 10 am – 1 pmVernon Kay_cell_2_2_3

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YearVernon Kay_header_cell_3_0_0 TitleVernon Kay_header_cell_3_0_1 RoleVernon Kay_header_cell_3_0_2
2012Vernon Kay_cell_3_1_0 Keith Lemon: The FilmVernon Kay_cell_3_1_1 HimselfVernon Kay_cell_3_1_2
2014Vernon Kay_cell_3_2_0 HerculesVernon Kay_cell_3_2_1 Feasting hall guest (uncredited)Vernon Kay_cell_3_2_2

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