Jesús Vázquez (television presenter)

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Jesús Vázquez
Born Jesús Vázquez Martínez
(1965-09-09) 9 September 1965 (age 51)
Ferrol, Galicia, Spain
Occupation Television presenter, model
Spouse(s) Roberto Cortés (m. 2005)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vázquez and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.

Jesús Vázquez Martínez (born 9 September 1965) is a Spanish television presenter. In 2008 he became the first Spaniard to be selected as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency.[1]


Vázquez was born in Ferrol, Galicia. He moved to Melilla, where he joined as an undergraduate at the local Veterinary School; however, before he could complete his studies he moved to Madrid. In this period he worked as model.

Vázquez rose to fame in the early 1990s as the host of two television shows aimed at the teenage audience aired on Telecinco: La quinta marcha (1990-1991), which he hosted alongside Penélope Cruz, and Hablando se entiende la basca (1991-1993). In this period he starred in the film Aquí el que no corre, vuela (1992), directed by Ramón Fernández and produced by Telecinco, along with Alfredo Landa, Arturo Fernández, Arancha del Sol and Natalia Estrada. In 1993 he ventured into singing with the album A dos milímetros escasos de tu boca, which achieved a Gold Record certificate; however, his music career did not have continuity.

In 1998 Vázquez presented A propósito, on Canal Sur and the game show with celebrities Gente con chispa, aired on regional televisions. In 2000, he hosted the short-lived late night show La central on Antena 3, cancelled due to poor ratings. In 2001, he was hired by Telemadrid to host talk show Ésta es mi gente. In 2002, he combined this work with presenting talent show Popstars: Todo por un sueño on Telecinco.

In 2003 Vázquez left Telemadrid to present talk show Nadie es perfecto on Telecinco; the show was cancelled after three weeks. In 2003, also on Telecinco, he presented the weekly debate show of Gran Hermano (Big Brother), as well as reality television series Hotel Glam and Vivo Cantando. In 2004 and 2005, Vázquez hosted the first two seasons of Gran Hermano VIP (Celebrity version of Big Brother). Subsequently he hosted reality-show talent contest reality-show talent contest Operación Triunfo from 2005 to 2008, and the Spanish version of Survivor from 2006 to 2010. In addition, he presented daily game show ¡Allá tú! (Spanish adaptation of Deal or No Deal) from 2004 to 2008.

Apart from Operación Triunfo and Survivor, in 2007 Vázquez hosted reality show Nadie es perfecto, and in 2009, game shows Guerra de sesos alongside Almudena Cid, and Mi familia contra todos. In 2010 the last seasons Operación Triunfo and Survivor that featured Vázquez aired and he presented reality dating show I Love Escassi.

When Telecinco and Cuatro merged into Mediaset España in 2011, it was decided that Vázquez would become a visible face of Cuatro. In Cuatro he hosted game show Uno para ganar (Spanish adaptation of Minute to Win It) and the fourth season of reality television game show Pekín Express.

In 2012, Vázquez moved back to Telecinco to host La Voz (Spanish version of The Voice). Since then he has also hosted talent shows La Voz Kids, Pequeños Gigantes and Levántate.

In August 2015, it was announced that Vázques will join Got Talent España as one of the four judges. In October 2015, it was announced Vázquez will host Proyecto Bullying, a docu-show that will center on school bullying that will air on Cuatro.

Personal life[edit]

In November 2005 Vázquez married Roberto Cortés.[2]

National career as a television presenter in Spain[edit]


History and Biography

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