Facts About Jeremy Vine
|Celebrated Name||Jeremy Vine|
|Age||58 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Jeremy Guy Vine|
|Profession||Presenter , Broadcaster , Journalist|
|Place Of Birth||Epson, Surrey|
|Famous For||Presenter of Jeremy Vine show and Eggheads|
|School||Lynton Preparatory School, Aberdour School|
|College / University||Epson College|
|Education||2:2 undergraduate degree in English|
|Awards||Sony Awards (Speech Broadcaster of the Year, Interview of the Year)|
|Wife||Rachel Schofield, Janelle Muntz (Ex-wife)|
|Daughter||Martha and Anna|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Weight||Around 80 kg|
|Source of Wealth||Journalism (Salary, contracts)|
Jeremy Vine is an English presenter, broadcaster, and journalist. He is best known as the host of his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime program. He is also the host of the Channel 5 quiz program, Eggheads. Since September 2018, he presents his own Channel 5 daily current affairs show, Jeremy Vine. He has also hosted or presented several other shows.
In 2022, Alex Belfield was accused of stalking and harassing several individuals including Vine. Belfield allegedly harassed those people by sending them emails, posting on social media, and making YouTube videos.
What is Jeremy Vine Famous For?
- Presenter of his own Channel 5 daily current affairs show, Jeremy Vine.
- Presenter of Channel 5 quiz show, Eggheads.
Where is Jeremy Vine From?
Jeremy Vine was born on 17 May 1965. His birth name is Jeremy Guy Vine. His birth place is in Epson, Surrey in England. He holds English nationality. He was born to his father, Guy Vine, and his mother, Diana Tillet. He has two siblings, Sonya, and Tim. He belongs to the white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. He is practicing Anglican and attends church.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Lynton Preparatory School, Aberdour School, and Epson College. He later graduated with a 2:2 undergraduate degree in English.
Jeremy Vine Career
- Following his graduation, Jeremy Vine took a work permit to work in the United States at the age of 21. He went to Wyoming to find employment. He had a short stint on Metro Radio. He later enrolled in a journalism training course with the Coventry Evening Telegraph.
- Vine joined BBC in 1987. His work included news reader on the radio in Northern Ireland, and researcher on the BBC1 series, Heart of the Matter. He became a regular reporter on the BBC Radio 4 program, Today in 1989. While working for Today, he published two comic novels, Forget Heaven, Just Kiss Me, and The Whole World in My Hands.
- He became familiar to BBC TV viewers as a political reporter in the mid-1990s. He reported on the ascent of New Labour under Tony Blair and the 1997 General Election.
- Following the 1997 election, Vine became the Africa Correspondent based in Johannesburg and traveled all over Africa. He reported the Eritrean-Ethiopian War, the Angolan Civil War, the violence in Lesotho, and the elections in Algiers and Kenya. He had interviewed the then-president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and the leader of the Islamist regime in Khartoum, Sudan.
- Vine's exclusive report on South Africa police brutality for BBC Two's Newsnight in 1999 won the Silver Nymph at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. The film resulted in the suspension of 22 police officers. He joined Newsnight full-time in 1999 as a co-presenter.
- He was one of the original presenters of Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4. He presented The Politics Show on BBC One from 2003 to 2005. He became the presenter of the BBC election graphics in 2006.
- He took over from long-time host Sir Jimmy Young as the host of the BBC Radio 2 lunchtime program in 2003. The show presents news, views, interviews with live guests, and popular music.
- He co-presented the Teaching Awards in 2007, 2008, and 2009. He presented BBC's flagship and the world's oldest current affairs program, Panorama from 2007 to 2010.
- He presented Points of View from 2008 to 2018. He became the host of the former BBC Two quiz show, Eggheads in 2008. He became the sole presenter of the show in Series 16. He has also hosted the spin-off series, Revenge of the Egghead. After 18 years at BBC, the show moved to Channel 5, where Vine continued as the host.
- He replaced Matthew Wright as the presenter of Channel 5's weekday morning current affairs show, The Wright Stuff in 2018. The show's name was later changed to Jeremy Vine.
- He was a contestant on the 13th series of the BBC One competition, Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. Partnered with Karen Clifton, he finished in 9th place. He returned in Christmas special in 2017 where he reunited with Clifton.
Who is Jeremy Vine Wife?
Jeremy Vine first married American banker, Janelle Muntz in 1992. They divorced in 2000. He then married a news presenter, Rachel Schofield in 2002. They share two daughters, Martha and Anna.
He lives in West London.
What is Jeremy Vine Height?
Jeremy Vine stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a balanced weight of around 80 kg. He has a slim body build. His eye color is hazel and his hair color is grey.
His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Jeremy Vine Net Worth?
Jeremy Vine earns from his career in the journalism industry. He has been part of BBC since 1987 where he presents several shows. He also presents several shows on Channel 5. He is paid a good salary for his service. It is reported that he earns over £500k annually. At present, his net worth is estimated at £ 5 million.
Trivias About Jeremy Vine You Need To Know.
- His father was a lecturer in civil engineering at North East Surrey College of Technology.
- His mother was a doctor's receptionist.
- In his early teenage, he was a member of the band, The Flared Generation where he played drums.
- While at Durham, he was a member of the sketch comedy group, The Durham Revue.
- He was an editor of the student newspaper, Palatinate.
- He was one of six male BBC presenters who voluntarily took a pay cut in 2018 when the gap between men's and women's pay at the BBC was revealed.
- He apologized for his tweet in 2019 where he suggested people in Wales should speak English.
- He is the patron of Radio St. Helier.
- A car driver who threatened Vine in August 2016 was jailed for nine months. The video of the incident which he captured on his helmet camera garnered a million of views on YouTube.
- He contracted COVID-19 in 2021.
- He was knocked out cold for a minute or two after falling 8 ft onto grass, from his penny-farthing bicycle in February 2022.
- He was named Speech Broadcaster of the Year at the 2005 and 2011 Sony Awards.
- He won the Sony Award for Interview of the Year in 2010 for his 2010 election interview with Gordon Brown.
- He holds the Guinness World Record for eating the greatest number of sausage rolls in 60 seconds.