Down-to-earth Tess Daly is the darling of prime time TV, currently hosting the jewel in the BBC’s crown ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Tess was born in Derbyshire and at the age of 18 years old headed to London where she began her modelling career, which proved very successful taking her around the globe.
Her first TV appearance in 2000 was hosting the Find Me A Model competition on The Big Breakfast. She went on to presenting shows including Get Your Kit Off, Singled Out, Smash Hits TV, SMTV Live, Back To Reality, the first series of Make Me a Supermodel and the BAFTA winning Strictly Come Dancing, which she co-hosted with her dear friend Bruce Forsyth for 11 series.
In May 2014, it was announced that Tess would be joined by Claudia Winkleman for the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing, with Tess taking over Forsyth’s fronting of the show; she has now just finished her 14th series!
Alongside Strictly Tess has also hosted BBC’s Children In Need for the past seven years helping to raise millions for much deserved charities, she is also a decade long patron for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and works tirelessly for both GOSH and The Princes Trust.
In 2010, Tess published her first book, ‘The Baby Diaries: Memories, Milestones and Misadventures’, and her first novel, ‘The Camera Never Lies’ was published in 2011. ‘It’s Up to You New York’, her second book, was released in 2013.
Tess married Vernon Kay in 2003 and the couple have two gorgeous girls, Phoebe and Amber.
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