Vernon Kay is the lad from Bolton who created quite a stir within the television industry. His spontaneous wit and charming accent make him a huge hit with both female and male viewers of all ages. He is a total natural on screen and is enjoying his ongoing success as part of the T4 team on Channel 4 and recently debuted on BBC Radio1 with his own show Vernon’s Happy hour every Sunday from 3-4pm.
He has now been given his own slot on BBC Radio 1 from 10-1pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Since his personality and cheeky boyish charm was noticed he has been in demand for numerous presenting roles. Vernon was the co-presenter for BBC2’s Top of the Pops Plus which was a pops branded show. The show had a music based format with live band performances and interviews with entertaining viewer interaction.
Television bosses announced plans to revive Family Fortunes with Kay as the host. The first episode aired on 28 October 2006. The show is now titled All Star Family Fortunes as it features celebrities and their families as well as the contestants. Kay was also selected to host the second series of Gameshow Marathon in 2007.
In 2008 Kay hosted the English language adaption of the German TV show Schlag den Raab. The game – Beat the Star – broadcasted on ITV1 in an eight part series, which ran from 20 April 2008 to 22 June.