Spencer Kelly

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Spencer Kelly
Born Spencer John Bignell
(1973-07-05)5 July 1973
Education
  • Wyvern Secondary School
  • Barton Peveril College
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Occupation Television presenter
Television Click
Website
www.spencerkelly.com

Spencer Kelly (born 5 July 1973, Spencer John Bignell) is the presenter of the BBC's technology programme Click, broadcast on the BBC World News and the BBC News in the United Kingdom. He grew up in Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh in Hampshire and attended Wyvern Secondary School in Fair Oak, then Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh. He obtained a double first in Computer Science [1] at the University of Cambridge.[2] It was as a student that Kelly first became involved in broadcasting, initially at Radio Glen at Southampton University [3] and he went on to run Cambridge University Radio. After graduating he got a job as a traffic presenter - going by the name of "Commander Kelly in the Flying Eye" on the local radio station for Portsmouth and Southampton, Ocean FM. He later became the station's breakfast show host, a position he held for six years.

He joined the BBC in January 2003 as one of five iPresenters (interactive presenters). The team pioneered new forms of interactive broadcasting, using the web, digital television and digital radio. This included interactive LiveChats, which were live interviews with celebrities, streamed across the web, in which the audience had the opportunity to ask live questions to the guests. He also began reporting for BBC World's Click Online show for two and a half years and appeared on Five's The Gadget Show. He became the presenter of the renamed Click series in January 2006, taking over from Stephen Cole.

Kelly was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by Coventry University.[1] He is represented by the agency Curtis Brown.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spencer Kelly". BBC Online. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  2. ^ <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/meet_the_team/default.stm#spencer Meet the team]
  3. ^ [1] now called Surge
  4. ^ "Spencer Kelly". Curtis Brown. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

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