29 June 2017

Who is Jeremy Vine? Eggheads host, presenter of Crimewatch and former star of Strictly Come Dancing


PRESENTER Jeremy Vine is a familiar face on TV.

But what do we know about the broadcaster who is now both the Crimewatch frontman and Eggheads host? Here’s everything we know about him…


Jeremy Vine is a TV presenter and journalist, who has hosted a number of well-known shows such as Crimewatch[/caption]

Who is Jeremy Vine?

Jeremy Vine is a 52-year-old journalist who is best known of being the host of his own BBC Radio 2 show.

He was born in Epsom to parents Guy Vine and Diana Tillett, and has a younger brother who is the comedian Tim Vine.

He studied English at Durham University, where he walked away with a 2:2 grade.

After working on Metro Radio, he then started a journalism training course with the Coventry Evening Telegraph, before joining the BBC in 1987.

He has gone on to win major awards for his broadcasting, including Speech Broadcaster of the Year in the 2011 Sony Awards.

When did Jeremy Vine become a Crimewatch presenter with Tina Daheley?

Last year it was announced that two new presenters, Jeremy Vine and BBC journalist Tina Daheley, would be taking over from guest host Sophie Raworth on Crimewatch.

The show relaunched in September 2016 in a new weekly format.

The duo travel up and down the country reconstructing major unsolved crimes so the public can help assist in solving cases.


Jeremy began working as a host of the new weekly format of Crime watch in September 2016[/caption]

When was Jeremy Vine on Strictly Come Dancing?

Jeremy was the first celebrity to be announced for the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing, in 2015.

He was partnered with dancing professional Karen Clifton.

One of his memorable dances came in the fourth week of the competition, where judge Craig Revel Horwood described him as “stork that had been struck by lightning.”

The couple reached the ninth week of the show, before ended up in ninth place after a dance-off against Jamelia.

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Jeremy was the first celebrity to be announced for the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing, in 2015, and ended up coming ninth[/caption]

When did Jeremy Vine join Eggheads?

When Eggheads started in 2003, Dermot Murnaghan was the presenter, but Jeremy took over in 2008.

Dermot then moved to host the spin-off show Are You an Egghead?

When the spin-off ended, the pair started to host the series on a rotational basis, until Jeremy became the sole presenter for its 16th series.

Jeremy is now the host of Celebrity Eggheads which will pitch different celebrities up against each other in a battle of wits.

How did Jeremy Vine get famous?

Jeremy started out at BBC reading the news on the radio for Northern Ireland, and then became a regular on BBC Radio 4’s Today show in 1989.

He became a well-known name with BBC TV viewers in the mid-1990s working as a political reporter.

After the 1997 election, he became the Africa Correspondent and his job saw him travel all over Africa, often to report from war front areas.


Jeremy’s second wife is news presenter Rachel Schofield, with whom he has daughters[/caption]

In 1999 he did an exclusive report on South Africa police brutality for BBC Two’s Newsnight, and he was awarded the Silver Nymph prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival for his efforts.

After the report, 22 officers were suspended and Jeremy was offered a full-time position on Newsnight.

He currently hosts the BBC Radio 2 show What Makes Us Human.

What do we know about Jeremy Vine’s personal life?

Jeremy Vine was first married to American banker Janelle Muntz from 1992 to 2000, but they later divorced.

He is now married to news presenter Rachel Schofield, whom he wed in 2002.

The couple have two daughters together.

Last year Jeremy posted a shocking video of a female road rage driver threatening him in London street and making a gun sign.

The keen cyclist hit the headlines again when he shared terrifying footage from his helmet camera showing a people carrier missing him by inches on a busy London street.

Vine is a regular advocate for cycling safety and often posts videos of near misses and encounters with drivers.

He previously  filmed Shanique Pearson shouting at him after a road-rage incident and at the beginning of the year the radio presenter posted another video of a nail-biting near-miss as he cycled to work.

Eggheads blooper – host Jeremy Vine



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