Kirsty young Biography
Kirsty Young is a Scottish television and radio presenter. From 2006 to 2018 she was the main presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs and previously presented Crimewatch on BBC One from 2008 to 2015.
Kirsty Young Age
Kirsty Young was born on 23rd November, 1968, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Kirsty Young Height
She stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Kirsty Young Education
She attended Cambusbarron Primary School and Stirling High School.
Kirsty Young Nationality
She is a scottish Nationality
Kirsty Young Ethnicity
Young is of white ethnicity.
Kirsty Young Parents
She has not disclosed any information about his parents.
Kirsty Young Siblings
Young has not revealed details about his siblings.
Kirsty Young Husband
Young is married to businessman Nick Jones, Nicholas Keith Arthur Jones, MBE is an English restaurateur and club proprietor. He is the owner of the Babington House hotel and health club and founder and chief executive of Soho House UK Ltd, which specialises in luxury private members’ club venues with restaurants, cinemas, health spas and bedrooms, with some aspects open to the public.
Kirsty Young Children
She has two daughters with Jones and two stepchildren, Jones’s children from his first marriage.
Kirsty Young BBC
Kirsty became a continuity announcer for BBC Radio Scotland in 1989. In 1992 she moved to Scottish Television as a presenter of Scotland Today and which resulted in her chat show, Kirsty. She left Scotland Today in 1996 to become a relief presenter for The Time, The Place and appeared on the Holiday programme.
She joined the news team of the new terrestrial channel in 1997, Channel 5, presenting the channel’s flagship news programme Channel 5 News. Young then left Channel 5 to join ITV in 2000 and briefly hosted the quiz show The People Versus.
Young became a co-presenter of the ITV Evening News in 2001. Later the same year, after giving birth to her first child, she decided to return to Channel 5 to again front Channel 5 News on 14 January 2002.
Kirsty presented an edition of Have I Got News for You in 2003. She has since featured on the show a further eleven times. In 2004, she made a memorable appearance on Room 101 during which she humourously nominated cowboy boots, Britney Spears, Brazilian waxes and ‘baby on board’ stickers among her pet hates.
She was announced as the new presenter of the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs in June 2006, replacing Sue Lawley; she began on 1 October 2006. According to the odds given by bookmaker William Hill she was an outsider for the job at 20/1.
She returned to Five News on 28 September 2006, but in 2007, Young announced that she would be leaving Channel 5 News in the autumn, following ten years as its head anchor since the programme’s inception on the same day as Channel 5’s launch (30 March), a decade earlier.
Young and her husband purchased Inchconnachan, an island on Loch Lomond, with the intention of building holiday lets on the island. The island has been the home of a colony of wild wallabies who have lived on the island for 80 years, having first been introduced in the 1940s. To make way for the holiday lets, Young and her husband are considering relocating the wallabies though this has seen some opposition.
Young presented Platinum Beacons in 2022: Lighting up the Jubilee; BBC One’s live coverage of the lighting of more than 1,500 beacons to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign. Young fronted the later part of the BBC’s television coverage of the state funeral of Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19 September 2022. She received praise for her closing monologue at the end of the broadcast.
Kirsty Young Salary
Kirsty earns an estimated annual salary of USD 80,000.
Kirsty Young Net Worth
Young’s net worth is estimated to be USD 500,000.
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Kirsty Young Twitter
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