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Kate Silverton is a British journalist and television show anchor, popularly known for being a regular figure on BBC shows including BBC News at Six, BBC News at One, BBC News at 10 and Weekend News, among others. Her participation in the 2018 edition of the BBC dancing show Strictly Come Dancing not only made her famous but also catapulted her into the limelight. During the competition, Kate paired with the Slovenian dancer and Choreographer named Aljaz Skorjanec. Read on, as we bring you everything you need to know about Kate Silverton below.
Kate Silverton Bio: How Old is She? All You Need to Know
The journalist was born and named Kate Silverton on the 4th of August 1970 to Terry Silverton and his wife Patricia Silverton. Her father worked as a cab driver who turned into a professional hypnotherapist. She grew up along with her two sisters named Amy and Claire Silverton. While she was growing up, Kate schooled at West Hatch High School situated in Chigwell, Essex. She was so active in athletics and was a swimming champion during her junior year. In addition to that, she also received the Queen’s Guide Award for being a member of the Girls Guide.
Upon graduation, Kate Silverton enrolled at Durham University where she got a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Soon after her graduation, she went on to get a certificate in Arabic and Middle Eastern history. Surprisingly, Kate never showed any interest in becoming a journalist and she never studied journalism but after her studies, she started developing an interest in journalism.
Prior to her journalism career, Kate got her his first gig as a banker and worked for a few years before going into journalism. She received her initial journalism training from BBC when she worked on the show Look North News. From there, she joined Tyne Tees TV Network where she worked as a reporter as well as a presenter. At the initial stages of her career, she also appeared on other shows including The Wright Stuff, The Heaven and Earth Show as well as Weekend Breakfast Show that aired on Radio 5 Live.
Joining the BBC Network in 2005, Kate Silverton started working as a presenter on the BBC News 24 as well as a regular presenter BBC Breakfast show. After two years, she joined the BBC News at 8 pm where she worked as the anchor of the show. Kate continued making strides as she gradually moved up on in the success ladder. She went on to host other BBC shows such as BBC News at One, Big Cat Diary, New Year Live, and The Speaker, among others. She has interviewed important personalities including the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and many others.
Additionally, Kate Silverton appeared in the 2018 edition of BBC dancing show Strictly Come Dancing. There she paired up with the Slovenian dancer named Aljaz Skorjanec and the pair reached the week nine of the show. They were eliminated after competing against Oti Mabuse and her partner Graeme Swann in week nine.
Kate Silverton Husband and Children
The amazing TV personality is got an interesting love life and is happily married to a man named Mike Heron. Unfortunately, there is no much information regarding her husband; nevertheless, it is already known that Mike is a former member of the Royal Marine. The couple met each other several years ago and in 2010, they tied the knot in a lavish wedding held in London.
They were blessed with two children, their first daughter Clemency Florence Rose Heron was born on the 5th day of November 2011. Afterward, the couple announced that they are expecting their second child in 2014. Later on the 26th day of June 2014, their son Wilbur Silverton-Heron was born. Since then, the couple has been living a happily married life and there is no sign of separation between them.
Other Interesting Facts About Kate Silverton
- Kate Silverton was born and raised in the United Kingdom
- She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Durham.
- She first started her career as a banker before giving it up for journalism
- Kate has been working as a News presenter for BBC since 2005
- She got hitched to her long-time sweetheart, Mike Heron in 2010
- Silverton reportedly lost her first four IVF cycles before she finally conceived naturally and gave birth to her first child Clemency in 2011.
- The gorgeous TV star is very tall; standing at a height of 5 feet 10 inches with a shoe/feet size of 9 (UK).