|Born||Vernon Charles Kay
(1974-04-28) 28 April 1974 (age 46)
|Alma mater||Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University)|
|Spouse(s)||Tess Daly (m. 2003)|
Vernon Charles Kay (born 28 April 1974) is an English television presenter, media personality, and former model.
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!
(2013–2014), and 1000 Heartbeats (2015).
He used to be a regular visitor to Manchester nightclub the Haçienda.
Vernon Kay first came to prominence in 1998, when he co-hosted teen-targeted entertainment show The Mag on Channel 5.
In 2003 he co-hosted the Channel 4 gameshow Boys and Girls, which was cancelled after one series.
From 2006, Kay presented primetime game show All Star Family Fortunes.
In June 2015, it was announced that ITV was to rest the show until 2017, but it did not return.
The first series averaged 4.05 million viewers and the second averaged 3.46 million.
The series averaged 4.1 million viewers.
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.
In December 2011, Kay presented the Christmas Channel 4 show Home For the Holidays.
The programme was axed after two series.
Since 2014, Kay has guest presented five episodes of The One Show.
The show returned for a second run in November 2015.
He co-presents the FIA's coverage of the 2018–19 season.
Kay reached the final and finished in third place on 4 December 2020.
In January 2004, Kay joined BBC Radio 1 and presented an entertainment show every Sunday.
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.
From October 2007 Dick and Dom took over Sunday mornings; Kay's show then ran between 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday.
He also filled-in for Pete Tong's Essential Selection on Radio 1 on 10 April 2008.
That same year, Kay filled in again for Chris Moyles from 10 August to 15 August when he was on holiday.
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.
On 9 November 2012, it was announced that Kay would leave BBC Radio 1 to spend more time with his family.
He presented his final show on 22 December and was replaced by Matt Edmondson.
After three years since his departure from Radio 1, Kay returned to radio on the newly launched Radio X network.
In September 2015, Kay began presenting the weekday morning show from 10 am to 1 pm.
He left the station on Friday 17 March 2017.
In 2004, Kay made a cameo appearance in Shaun of the Dead.
He was uncredited for this role.
Together, they have two daughters, born in 2004and 2009.
Kay is a passionate supporter of Bolton Wanderers F.C..
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.
Kay enjoys flying model aircraft and drones.
|1995||Hollyoaks||Channel 4||Extra||First episode|
|1998-1999||The Mag||Channel 5||Co-Presenter|
|2000||Fully Booked||BBC One||Co-Presenter||1 series (FBi)|
|2000||Top of the Pops Plus||BBC Two||Co-Presenter|
|2000||Top of the Pops @ Play||UK Play||Co-Presenter|
|2003||Boys and Girls||Co-Presenter||1 series|
|2004||HeadJam||BBC Three||Presenter||1 series|
|2004||Celebrities Under Pressure||ITV||Presenter||1 series|
|2005||Hit Me, Baby, One More Time||Presenter||1 series (UK), 1 series (U.S.)|
|The Record of the Year||Presenter|
|2006–2015||All Star Family Fortunes||Presenter||12 series|
|2006, 2007, 2013||The Paul O'Grady Show||Channel 4 / ITV||Guest Presenter||3 episodes|
|2007||Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon||ITV||Presenter||1 series|
|2008–2009||Beat the Star||Presenter||2 series|
|2010||The Whole 19 Yards||Presenter||1 series|
|Skating with the Stars||ABC||Co-Presenter|
|2011||Home For the Holidays||Channel 4||Presenter||1 series|
|Million Dollar Mind Game||ABC||Presenter||1 series|
|2012||Let's Get Gold||ITV||Presenter||1 series|
|2013–2015||The American Football Show||Channel 4||Presenter|
|2014, 2016||The One Show||BBC One||Guest co-presenter||4 episodes|
|2015–2016||1000 Heartbeats||ITV||Presenter||2 series|
|2016||The Keith Lemon Sketch Show||Himself||Series regular|
|Walliams & Friend||BBC One||Presenter, Celebrity Slammer||3 episodes|
|2017||The Hero Challenge||Sky Sports||Co-presenter|
|2017—2018||Formula E||Channel 5||Presenter|
|2018—||Formula E||YouTube, other streaming platforms||Presenter|
|2020||I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!||ITV||Contestant||Series 20|
|2004–2012||BBC Radio 1||Presenter||Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm|
|2015–2017||Radio X||Presenter||Weekdays, 10 am – 1 pm|
|2012||Keith Lemon: The Film||Himself|
|2014||Hercules||Feasting hall guest (uncredited)|
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