Tim Vincent

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Tim Vincent
circa 1997
Born Timothy Russell Walker[1]
(1972-11-04) 4 November 1972 (age 41)
Overton, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, television presenter

Tim Vincent (born 4 November 1972) is a Welsh actor and television presenter who was a presenter on the children's programme Blue Peter between 1993 and 1997. His broadcasting career has expanded in range and he has presented several Miss World contests and 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 Timothy Russell Walker in Overton, Wrexham, Wales. He was educated at the village primary school and at Maelor Comprehensive School. After 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]



He 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 took to the stage in pantomime for several years, always playing the role of 'Dandini' in Cinderella, at Southport, Torquay, Widnes and York, amongst others. In 2000, he began playing Adam Forrester in Emmerdale.


Vincent first presented Blue Peter on 16 December 1993. 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. From 2000 to 2001, he played vet[clarification needed] Adam Forrester, in the soap opera Emmerdale, and appeared in the film Sorted (with Tim Curry and Jason Donovan). 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]

He is currently[when?] a reporter (as of 2007) on Access Hollywood. In 2006, he hosted the pilots for GSN's revival of the game show Chain Reaction but did not host the series itself.

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

He has lived and worked in the United States for the past few years. In early 2008, Vincent appeared in the television "talent" show Dancing On Ice on the UK television channel ITV1. In February 2009, Vincent, along with actor Joe Swash, become the 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.

He was the host of the NBC series Phenomenon, which premiered 24 October 2007.[4]

He was saved from eviction from the third series of the UK celebrity ice skating contest Dancing on Ice on the vote-off on 20 January 2008, but 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, to present Fridays.[citation needed]

See also[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. 

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