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Katy Hill
Born 15 April 1971 (1971-04-15) (age 38)
Poole, Dorset
Nationality English
Occupation Television presenter
Known for Blue Peter
Spouse(s) Andrew Frampton (m. 1999–2001) «start: (1999)–end+1: (2002)»"Marriage: Andrew Frampton to Katy Hill" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_Hill)
Trey Farley (m. 2004–present) «start: (2004)»"Marriage: Trey Farley to Katy Hill" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_Hill)
Children Kaya Skye
Relatives Simon (brother)
Naomi (sister)

Katy Hill (born 15 April 1971) is a English television presenter, who worked on the BBC children's magazine programme Blue Peter for five years.



Born in Poole, Dorset, her father, Chris Hill, was the local vicar and he now regularly contributes to Trans World Radio. Hill has two siblings, an elder brother Simon and a younger sister Naomi. She gained 9 'O' levels and 4 'A' Levels at St. Edwards Church of England School in Romford, Essex and before she started acting she worked in a record shop.[1]


Hill began her media career with voluntary work in Essex at EastWard hospital television, and presented "Katy's Capers" on BBC Radio Essex, before transferring to Nickelodeon. While working for BBC channel controllers and the Head of Children's Television, as a BBC secretary she bombarded the Editor of Blue Peter with ideas and showreels, which resulted in an audition.

On 23 June 1995, Hill joined the children's TV programme Blue Peter;[2] she left Blue Peter on 19 June 2000. Her assignments included living in Mongolia with a family for a week, training with the England football squad for a World Cup special, joining the Cirque de Soleil and of course making things from yoghurt pots and sticky back plastic. She won the 2000 Children's BAFTA Award for Best Presenter, for her time at Blue Peter.

As a result of her work on Blue Peter, she also presented Live & Kicking, Top Of The Pops, Football Fever (she supports Newcastle United) and The Millennium Quiz Show with Michael Parkinson. Hill has also presented the weekend breakfast show on 95.8 Capital FM, and writes a regular column for Cosmopolitan Hair & Beauty Magazine.

In both 2000 and 2001 she presented the final of the Song for Europe, the competition to select the United Kingdom's entry for the annual Eurovision Song Contest. She revealed she had been a keen follower of the contest since seeing the 1984 victory of her all-time favourite entry, "Diggi-Loo, Diggi-Ley" by Sweden's the Herreys.

In 2004, she appeared on the Channel 4 reality TV show, The Games, in which she came overall second in the female contenders. She is mostly remembered for her antagonism towards the eventual winner, Lady Isabella Hervey.

She co-presented the concert held in Trafalgar Square where the host of the 2012 Olympics was announced, for which London was a candidate. When London was announced as the victor, Hill was seen cheering and shouting with joy with Olympian Kelly Holmes. Currently she is in a TV commercial for Arm & Hammer.[3]

In February 2008, Katy Hill joined Independent Media News in London, providing news and content to Radio stations across the country. She currently resides in West Hampstead, following a period of time in the USA.

In December 2008, Hill presented a six-part fitness show on UK Living called "Katy's Hills." The show tracked her journey on a variety of Britain's most challenging hill walks. Along the way she interviewed ramblers and fitness experts in a bid to find the ultimate hill-walking experience. The Kate Bush song "Running up that hill" was aptly used as a theme tune.

Personal life

In the early stages of her career, Hill proclaimed herself as "the ultimate virgin", describing herself as "One of the few women to get married in white and was justified in doing so." Hill gained respect for preserving her virginity for "The One". Fronting the BBC’s children’s flagship show was the perfect vehicle to promote herself as a role model for young women. She finally married childhood sweetheart and record producer Andrew Frampton in 1999.

The marriage lasted two years before they split. Hill then modified her image, appearing in men's mags such as GQ and Maxim, bought a Porsche Boxster and began dating fellow Live & Kicking TV presenter Trey Farley. Hill became engaged to Farley after he proposed to her whilst on holiday in Venice, and the couple married in Tuscany on 28 June 2004, with white highly in evidence.[4] The couple did live in Los Angeles, USA,[5] and have a baby girl called Kaya Skye born on 17 July 2006 weighing 9lb 6oz, at Kingston Hospital in Surrey. She had a second daughter, Akira Seven Farley in December 2009.[6]


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Preceded by
Blue Peter Presenter No. 23
Succeeded by
Liz Barker

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