Vernon Kay

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.
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 and landed a regular gig on Channel 4’ s T4. 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. Vernon has hosted a variety of shows for both BBC1 and ITV1, including hit show Vernon Kay’ s Gameshow Marathon, Beat the Star, The Whole 19 Yards and a number of series of the ever-popular Family Fortunes.