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Reginald Yates

Reginald Yates

A Multifaceted Career Spanning Acting, Presenting, and More

1983

31 May 1983

Early Acting Career

Reggie Yates, was born on 31 May 1983 in North London. At a tender age of 8, Reggie Yates made his foray into acting when he was cast in the sitcom Desmonds. This early opportunity set the stage for his subsequent ventures in the world of television. He later went on to appear in long-running soap opera Family Affairs and the cult children's drama Grange Hill, showcasing his versatility as an actor.


2023

04 July 2023

Venturing into Presenting

In addition to his acting endeavors, Yates began to build a successful career as a presenter. He co-hosted children's shows such as Diggit and Smile alongside Fearne Cotton, showcasing his ability to connect with young audiences. This led to numerous other presenting roles on channels like CBBC, BBC Three, and MTV. Even on iconic music program Top of the Pops, Yates shared his memorable experience of interviewing Sting during his debut show at just 18 years old.

2023

06 July 2023

Diverse Creative Pursuits

Beyond his entertainment career, Reggie Yates has explored various creative endeavors. With a keen eye for art, he has studied the subject and even dabbled in jewelry design. Yates's artistic sensibilities have also extended to celebrity photography, where he has captured notable figures for magazines, showcasing his versatility and creativity behind the camera.

2023

06 July 2023

Radio DJing and Voice-Over Work

Yates's passion for music found expression in his role as a radio DJ. Hosting various shows on Radio 1, most notably the Chart Show, he captivated listeners with his energetic and engaging style. His partnership with Fearne Cotton on the show was well-received, although she eventually left after two years. Additionally, Yates lent his voice to the beloved character Rastamouse on CBeebies, showcasing his versatility in voice-over work.

2023

06 July 2023

The Voice UK and Beyond

In November 2011, it was announced that Reggie Yates would co-host the BBC One series The Voice UK alongside Holly Willoughby. This high-profile role further solidified his status as a prominent entertainer. With his magnetic presence and ability to connect with audiences, Yates brought his unique charm to the show, contributing to its success.

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