KATE Quilton’s work investigating the mysteries and complexities of food have helped her make her name.
The presenter’s fascination with all things nutritional has seen her tasked with fronting TV programmes on the subject. Here’s the lowdown…
Who is Kate Quilton, how old is she and what is her background?
Kate Quilton is a 34-year-old TV presenter who also used to be Channel 4’s youngest ever commissioning boss.
She’s best-known for her shows Food Unwrapped and Superfoods: The Real Story, which she’s hosted since 2012 and 2015 respectively.
Kate began her journey to becoming a TV host when studying at Bristol University.
In the style of Supersize Me by Morgan Spurlock, she chose to eat just kebabs for a whole week and recorded the results, a story which got picked up by a national paper.
She worked for ITV and the BBC as a student before becoming a broadcast journalist in Somerset, working with farmers and talking mostly about food.
Then from 2010 to 2014 Kate was Channel 4’s youngest ever commissioning editor, winning a Bafta for her work in 2014, and currently manages The Food Hospital and Foxes Live.
After giving that prestigious role up Kate turned her full attention to presenting.
— Food Unwrapped (@Food_Unwrapped) June 5, 2017
What shows has Kate hosted?
On her first TV presenting programme, Food Unwrapped, Kate co-hosts with with Matt Tebbutt, James Watt and Jimmy Doherty, and they all explore through scientific research the truth behind certain food myths.
She landed her own solo programme Superfoods: The Real Story – a documentary series about the origins of purported superfoods – in 2015, and it’s now in its third series.
Other than that she’s known for Be Your Own Doctor, Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade, The Shopper’s Guide to Saving Money and a reporter role on Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special.
This year the busy bee will also host new show How To Be Healthy with Tamal Ray.
Is Kate married?
Kate married actor and comedian James Lance, 41, in 2016 after three years together.
You may know James from his legendary role in sitcom I’m Alan Partridge in which he played hotel worker Ben.
He’s also had roles in Spaced, Teachers, People Like Us and the Tom Hardy movie Bronson.
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