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 but, aged 18, headed to London where she got her first taste of fame with modelling – a career which proved very successful, taking Tess 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 Strictly Come Dancing, which she co-hosted with Bruce Forsyth for 11 series.
In May 2014, Tess was announced to be joined by Claudia Winkleman for the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing, with Tess taking over Forsyth’s fronting of the show; she is now on her 14th series of the show.
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, Daly’s second book was released in 2013.
Tess was also the face of Pandora for over a year.
Tess married Vernon Kay in 2003 and the couple have two children, Phoebe and Amber.
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