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20 October 2018, 19:00 | Updated: 21 October 2018, 16:35
Tess Daly has co-hosted the UK's biggest entertainment show for nearly 15 years.
The TV presenter is back for another series alongside Claudia Winkleman, and here are all the big facts you need to know about her life and career:
Although she appears to be defying the laws of ageing, Tess will celebrate her 50th birthday next year.
She was born on April 27, 1969 in Stockport, Cheshire.
Tess is famously married to fellow TV presenter Vernon Kay.
He is best known for presenting All Star Family Fortunes on ITV, along with various other radio and TV projects.
The couple married on September 12, 2003. The ceremony took place at St Mary's Catholic Church in Horwich, near Bolton.
Tess and Vernon have two daughters together.
They welcomed their first born, Phoebe Elizabeth Kay, on October 17 2004, and their second, Amber Isabella Kay, on May 30 2009, both in London.
Tess is 5ft 9in tall.
She started out as a model in various music videos before moving into TV presenting.
Her husband is 6ft 5in tall, and also modelled in his youth, so it's clear how the couple make such a pretty pair.
Tess Daly has co-presented Strictly Come Dancing since 2004.
Outside Strictly, she has also hosted SMTV Live, Back to Reality, Just the Two of Us, The One Show and Children in Need.
The Strictly Come Dancing presenter is rumoured to make between £350,000 and £399,999 a year on the show.
She has also worked as an ambassador for makeup giants L'Oréal, and also endorsed and modelled for jewellery brand Pandora. According to reports, the combined income of these endorsements come in at £500,000.
Her net worth is estimated to be at almost £3 million.
Sir Bruce Forsyth's legacy was celebrated in a show at the London Palladium, which Tess hosted. The star-studded affair celebrated the 75-year career of the showbiz legend.
He was also remembered in the launch show of the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing. The professionals did what they do best and performed a ballroom routine to Frank Sinatra's 'Fly Me To The Moon'.
Daly fought back the tears on-air as she closed the show saying "Bruce, partner, we'll miss you."
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