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Reggie Yates
Born Reginald Montgomery Yates
31 May 1983 (1983-05-31) (age 26)
Archway, London, United Kingdom

Reginald Yates (born 31 May 1983 in Archway, London, United Kingdom) is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ of Ghanaian descent.


Early career

Reggie made his first TV appearance in Disney Club as Robbie. In 1998, Reggie appeared as a guest presenter on Diggit on CITV also under the name Robbie. In 2002, he played Carl Fenton in the popular children's series Grange Hill. From 2002 to 2004, he presented the Sunday morning programme Smile, and then went on to present Top of the Pops with former Smile co-host Fearne Cotton before the final episode broadcast on BBC Two on 30 July 2006. He also created and starred in the series The Crust and presented Dance Factory and his own radio show on BBC 1Xtra, under the name No Bizzi.

Other roles

He appeared on Stars in Fast Cars on 10 March 2006 and won his group to get into the final, beating Elton Welsby and Ben Fogle in the last round.

He presented Mighty Truck of Stuff on CBBC as well as his own show on BBC Radio 1 with Fearne Cotton. They presented a breakfast show on Saturday and Sunday mornings. They played from 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. They then went on to present the Radio 1 Chart Show starting on 14 October 2007 until Sunday 20 September 2009. Fearne left following her promotion to weekday mornings on Radio 1 from 10:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. leaving Reggie to present on his own. They took over from JK & Joel, who have now left the station.[1] In addition to the chart show, Reggie also presents a request show on Saturday afternoons, known as The Radio 1 Request Show where listeners can send in a text or phone in to request a song.

In 2007, he appeared in the third series of revived science-fiction series Doctor Who as Leo Jones, brother of the Tenth Doctor's companion Martha.[2]

Reggie also presented Escape from Scorpion Island with co presenter Caroline Flack.

He also appeared on Dizzee Rascal's single 'Flex' music video as one of the judges.

Recently Reggie co-hosted the MOBO Awards 2009 with Keri Hilson at the SECC, Glasgow.

He recently made a cameo appearance in Jack Osbourne's Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie alongside Joanna Page and Jesse Metcalfe.

Comic Relief Does Fame Academy

In 2005, he appeared in the BBC singing contest Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in aid of Comic Relief, finishing in fourth place. On the show, his songs included "Boombastic", "You're The First, The Last, My Everything", "It Ain't Over Til It's Over", "U Can't Touch This" and "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)". He also sang a duet, "It Takes Two", with Edith Bowman, the eventual winner of the show. He dyed his hair red for his performance of "Dancing on the Ceiling".

Personal life

Yates is a fan of Arsenal Football Club.[3] Yates is also a good friend of Fearne Cotton; he DJed with her on Radio 1's Chart show and request show with their last show on 20 September 2009.

The London Lite reported that TV/radio personality Reggie Yates and singer Kelly Rowland attempted to hide from photographers while they ate at the trendy Nazomi restaurant in Knightsbridge, London on 28 January 2008. The two were first labeled as “an item” in late 2007 when they were spotted at a party together and have been keeping quiet about their relationship. Reggie also presented the star with a pair of expensive Butler and Wilson earrings as he interviewed her at the MTV European Music Awards.

Television presenting

Radio presenting

  • Fearne & Reggie (BBC Radio 1)
  • The Trevor Nelson Show (BBC Radio 1)
  • Reg & Dev (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
  • Smile Radio (Smile Website)
  • The UK Top 40 (Formally known as Radio 1's Chart Show) (BBC Radio 1)
  • The Fearne & Reggie Saturday request show (BBC Radio 1)
  • BBC Radio One's Chart Show with Reggie Yates (BBC Radio 1)

Television acting


External links

Media offices
Preceded by
JK & Joel
BBC Radio One
chart show presenter
w/Fearne Cotton

2007 - Present
Succeeded by
Scott Mills (temporary)

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