Reggie Yates's Biography

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Reggie Yates was born on 31 May 1983 in North London.

He went to the Central Foundation Boys School in Islington.

When he was just 8-years-old Reggie Yates was cast in the sitcom Desmonds.

His other acting credits include long stints on the soap Family Affairs and the cult children's drama Grange Hill.

He also had a role as Leo Jones in the 2007 series of Doctor Who.

As well as appearing on television through acting, Reggie Yates started to build a career as a presenter.

He co-hosted the likes of the children's shows Diggit and Smile with Fearne Cotton.

Numerous other presenting jobs followed on CBBC, BBC Three, MTV and also on Top of the Pops, of which Reggie Yates told The Guardian: "On my first-ever show at 18 I was wearing a brown corduroy suit and I interviewed Sting – it was bloody awful."

Reggie Yates became known also for his DJing music shows on radio.

He hosted various shows on Radio 1, notably the Chart Show, again with Fearne Cotton, although, she left the show after two years.

Reggie Yates's range of experience also includes playing (in voice-over) Rastamouse for CBeebies.

Reggie Yates told The Independent that he has 460 pairs of trainers!

He has studied art, designed jewellery, and photographed celebrities for magazines.

In November 2011, it was announced that Reggie Yates would co-host with Holly Willoughby, the BBC One series The Voice UK.

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