Tess Daly facts: Strictly Come Dancing presenter's age, husband, children and height revealed

4 October 2023, 13:52

Tess Daly
Tess Daly. Picture: Getty

Tess Daly has co-hosted the UK's biggest entertainment show for over 15 years.

Tess Daly has co-presented Strictly Come Dancing since 2004.

She presented alongside the late Sir Bruce Forsyth until his retirement in 2013 and from 2014 has co-hosted the show with Claudia Winkleman.

Outside Strictly, she has also hosted SMTV Live, Back to Reality, Just the Two of Us, The One Show and Children in Need.

Here are all the big facts you need to know about her life and career:

  1. How old is Tess Daly?

    Although she appears to be defying the laws of ageing, Tess celebrated her 54th birthday in 2023.

    She was born on April 27, 1969 in Stockport, Cheshire.

  2. Who is Tess Daly's husband?

    Tess Daly
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    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.

  3. How many children does Tess Daly have?

    Tess and Vernon have two daughters together.

    They welcomed their first child, Phoebe Elizabeth Kay, on October 17 2004, and their second, Amber Isabella Kay, on May 30 2009, both in London.

  4. How tall is Tess Daly?

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    Tess is around 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.