Tim Vincent

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Tim Vincent
Tim-vincent-1997.jpg
circa 1997
Born Timothy Russell Walker[1]
(1972-11-04) 4 November 1972 (age 42)
Overton, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, television presenter

Tim Vincent (born Timothy Russell Walker on 4 November 1972) is a Welsh actor and television presenter, best known for appearing on children's programme Blue Peter between 1993 and 1997. His broadcasting career has expanded in range and he has presented several Miss World contests. Vincent is now based in the United States where he has presented some mainstream shows such as Access Hollywood and Phenomenon.

Early life and education[edit]

Vincent was born in Overton, Wrexham, Wales. He was educated at the village primary school and at Maelor Comprehensive School. After his A-levels, he was offered a place a Bournemouth University, but deferred it for a year during which he was offered the Blue Peter presenting job.[2]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Vincent first took to acting at Theatr Clwyd, in nearby Mold. His first television role was playing alcoholic teenager Billy Ryan in the ITV drama series Children's Ward. Vincent also appeared in pantomime for several years, always playing the role of 'Dandini' in Cinderella, at Southport, Torquay, Widnes and York. From 2000 to 2001, he began playing veterinarian Adam Forrester in Emmerdale and appeared in the film Sorted with Tim Curry and Jason Donovan.

Presenting[edit]

On 16 December 1993, Vincent began presenting Blue Peter. During his time on the programme, he completed the New York Marathon and travelled to South Africa. He left Blue Peter on 24 January 1997, having already featured in two series of the drama Dangerfield and began presenting The Clothes Show.

Vincent's Blue Peter colleagues in his time were John Leslie, Anthea Turner, Diane-Louise Jordan, Stuart Miles, Katy Hill and Romana D'Annunzio.

After leaving Blue Peter and Dangerfield, Vincent presented Short Change and Fully Booked. He starred on the first series of the reality television series, I'm Famous and Frightened! in addition to the Sky One series There's Something About Miriam. In 2005, he presented a Conservative Party party political broadcast.[3]

Vincent was a reporter on Access Hollywood. In 2006, he hosted the pilots for GSN's revival of game show Chain Reaction ,but did not host the series itself.

Vincent presented the Miss World contest in 2005, 2006 and Miss USA in 2007. He also filled in for Meredith Vieira, for a week of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, 25–29 June 2007. Shortly after, Vincent presented the National Lottery Draws on the BBC.

Vincent has lived and worked in the United States for the past few years. In February 2009, Vincent, along with actor Joe Swash, became Guinness World Record Holder for throwing the most pancakes to a partner as part of a challenge on Channel 4's The Paul O'Grady Show.

On 24 October 2007, Vincent hosted the NBC series Phenomenon.[4]

In 2008, Vincent competed in the third series of the UK reality programme Dancing on Ice and was eliminated on 10 February 2008.

Vincent has presented shows on London's 95.8 Capital FM and in August 2009, was announced as the guest host of Kim Wilde's Secret Songs Sunday on Magic 105.4 FM (London).[5]

In May 2011, Vincent joined This Morning's Interactive Hub, presenting on Fridays.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Vincent is an ambassador for the Hearing Dogs charity.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ England and Wales Birth Register, December quarter 1972.
  2. ^ Daily Mail Weekend Interview. 11 August 2012. p. 6.
  3. ^ "Jo Carlton | Talent4 Media | Tim Vincent". Talent4 Media. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tim Vincent To Host NBC's Mystifying 'Phenomenon'". Access Hollywood. 8 October 2007. Archived from the original on 19 October 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2007. 
  5. ^ Plunkett, John (12 August 2009). "Former Blue Peter host Tim Vincent joins Magic 105.4". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  6. ^ This was mentioned in an episode of Pointless Celebrities in which he appeared

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Preceded by
John Leslie
Blue Peter Presenter No. 21
1993-97
Succeeded by
Richard Bacon