The glamorous and bubbly television presenter Tess Daley has been a main fixture since the hit BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing first hit our screens in 2004. Presenting alongside veteran performer Bruce Forsyth, Tess steers the weekly live show which pits celebrities against each other in the dancing arena and proves to be a real ratings hit year after year.
Tess has also presented All Time Greatest Love Songs, a one off special for BBC1, with Lionel Ritchie. As well as Five’s Back To Reality, which saw the UK’s most famous reality TV stars living in a Truman like house for three weeks. She was also an integral part of Sports Relief 2004 when she hosted the fundraising marathon for BBC1. Tess has also teamed up with Eamonn Holmes to front the daily live The Christmas Show for ITV1 and While Home On Their Own, ITV1, saw her helping children up and down the country revamp their family homes, often with interesting consequences.
Prior to this Tess was responsible for waking up the nation on its favourite Saturday morning show SM:tv, ITV1. One of Stockport’s most treasured exports, Tess has made quite a name for herself since giving up the world of modeling. Credits include presenting The Dancestar Awards for MTV, Exclusive for Five and LA Pool Party for the BBC. While for ITV1 Tess presented the daytime heats for Britain’s Brainiest Kids and The Clothes Show, along with the live coverage of The National TV Awards for ITV2.
Tess gained nine O Levels before being spotted by Models One. She went on to achieve great modeling success, having graced the cover of over twenty magazines before concentrating on presenting. She is now married to Vernon Kay and has two daughters.