Ben Shephard

TV Show Host

Ben Shephard was born in Epping, England, United Kingdom on December 11th, 1974 and is the TV Show Host. At the age of 49, Ben Shephard biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Benjamin Peter Sherrington Shephard
Date of Birth
December 11, 1974
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Epping, England, United Kingdom
49 years old
Zodiac Sign
$5 Million
Journalist, Television Presenter
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Ben Shephard Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 49 years old, Ben Shephard has this physical status:

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Hair Color
Light brown
Eye Color
Light brown
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Ben Shephard Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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University of Birmingham
Ben Shephard Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Annie Perks ​(m. 2004)​
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Ben Shephard Career

Shephard's career took off in 1998, when he began hosting Channel 4 spin-off show The Bigger Breakfast, alongside fellow presenters including Josie D'Arby, Melanie Sykes and Dermot O'Leary. That same year, Shephard became the first presenter of T4's teen strand on Channel 4, which launched on 25 October 1998. He also presented Control Freaks for the channel in 1998.

Shephard returned to Channel 4 in 2013 to co-present cookery programme called What's Cooking?. He hosted one series, alongside Lisa Faulkner, and then permanently left Channel 4 on 24 May 2013.

Between 2004 and 2006, Shephard presented the first three series of ITV2 spin-off programme The Xtra Factor, whilst Kate Thornton hosted the main show on ITV While hosting the show, Shephard also starred in The Xtra Factor – Battle of the Stars. He left the show after three series after missing out on the main presenting role (which went to Dermot O'Leary after the departure of original host Kate Thornton); he was replaced by Fearne Cotton.

Between 2005 and 2011, Shephard was a stand-in presenter on This Morning, covering for regular presenter Phillip Schofield. In 2014, Ben was a stand-in presenter on This Morning Summer, co-hosting one episode alongside Ruth Langsford. Since 2015, he has been a regular stand-in presenter for Schofield and Eamonn Holmes.

In 2006, Shephard co-presented reality singing contest Soapstar Superstar alongside Fern Britton. The programme returned the following year in 2007, without Shephard as the host. In 2007, Shephard co-hosted Dancing on Ice Exclusive, a spin-off series which aired on ITV.

In 2008, Shephard co-presented Who Dares, Sings! with Denise van Outen.

Shephard has hosted numerous music specials on the channel, celebrating some of Britain's best-loved musicians. These shows were Rod Stewart: One Night Only, which aired on 5 December 2009 and Phil Collins: One Night Only, which aired the following year on 18 September 2010.

In 2009, ITV revived the classic game show The Krypton Factor, with Shephard chosen to present the new series. Following the success of the first series in 2009, he was asked to present a second series the following year. In 2010, Shephard co-presented a short-lived show called Dancing on Ice Friday alongside Coleen Nolan. The show was a spin-off from the main Dancing on Ice show.

Shephard has presented the popular daytime game show Tipping Point since 2012, as well as celebrity episodes known as Tipping Point: Lucky Stars since 2013. In June 2015, it was announced that Tipping Point had been renewed for two further series to air in 2016 and 2017.

Shephard co-presented two episodes of the factual series Mystery Map with Julia Bradbury, which aired for two episodes on 20 November 2013 and 27 November 2013 respectively.

Since 2015, Ben has co-presented the Saturday night game show Ninja Warrior UK for ITV. He presents the show alongside Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara. The first series began airing on 11 April 2015 and a second series began on 2 January 2016. A third series of Ninja Warrior UK began on 31 December 2016.

Shephard joined the long-running programme GMTV in 2000 where he presented Entertainment Today alongside Jenni Falconer. He also became the main relief presenter for GMTV Today. Due to the departure of Eamonn Holmes in April 2005, Shephard became Fiona Phillips' co-host on GMTV Today, presenting on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays. He continued to present Entertainment Today, but began to share duties with Michael Underwood. When GMTV relaunched in January 2009, his main co-host became Kate Garraway, presenting on Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays.

On 30 June 2010, Shephard announced his departure from GMTV, two months before the end of the programme, stating that he wished to spend more time with his family and focus on his charity work. Ben presented his final episode of GMTV on 30 July 2010, before the programme was axed two months later in September. The show was later replaced by Daybreak hosted Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley and then later by Lorraine Kelly, Kate Garraway and Aled Jones.

After just four years on air, Daybreak was axed in spring 2014 to make way for a brand new ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain. It was announced on 3 March 2014, that Shephard would be a presenter on the newly launched programme. Shephard's first show was on 28 April 2014 and he currently hosts the show on Thursdays and Fridays alongside Susanna Reid (Thursday) and Kate Garraway (Friday).

Starting 29 October 2019, Shephard will host Rugby X on ITV4.

On 27 July 2010, Shephard announced that he had signed a new contract with Sky Sports, where he presented Goals on Sunday alongside Chris Kamara in a deal reportedly worth £495,000 a year. He also hosted live secondary match coverage of the UEFA Champions League on Sky Sports 3 or 4, while the main coverage on Sky Sports 1 is hosted by Jeff Stelling. He was the main anchor for Sky Sports coverage of the League Cup. As of April 2014, Shephard only presented Goals on Sunday for Sky Sports and no longer hosted any of the live matches.

In 2011, Shephard fronted an eight-part game show for Sky1 called Safebreakers.

As of 28 June 2019, Shephard quit Goals on Sunday in order to spend time with his family.

In the earlier 2000s, Shephard was a regular presenter of BBC Choice's EastEnders Revealed program. In 2007, Shephard presented the BBC entertainment series DanceX with Strictly Come Dancing judges Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli on the panel.

Between 2008 and 2009, Shephard presented the National Lottery game show 1 vs. 100, taking over from Dermot O'Leary.

In June 2012, Shephard made a guest appearance on the sports-based panel show A Question Of Sport. The following month he announced that he had permanently left the BBC in order to concentrate on his work with Sky Sports and ITV.

In 2006, Shephard was a presenter on Magic Radio station. He presented a Saturday breakfast programme. He returned to radio in 2008, where he presented a Monday evening show on Heat Radio.

Shephard appeared in the 2004 TV film A Bear's Christmas Tail as a carol singer. He also appeared in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009. He played the role of Diagon Alley Father, but was uncredited. In 2009, Shephard starred in an episode of Bookaboo on CITV. In 2012, he was a studio host for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Paralympic Games, which was only made available to view in the Olympic park. At this time, he also acted as a stadium commentator, where he introduced all of the action in the main arena, and he also interviewed celebrity guests.

In 2013, Shephard was the face of Warburtons lunch thins. He has been on the judging panel for Pride of Britain Awards numerous times.

Shephard holds a Guinness World Record. In 2010, he set the record for smashing the most pumpkins in one minute. In 2008 he held the record for the Highest reverse bungee jump which was beaten in 2010 by David Hasselhoff; and he held the record for tossing the most pancakes in one minute in 2009, but was beaten the following day by Aldo Zilli.


This Morning's Cat Deeley reveals her husband Patrick Kielty's 'mystery' health woes as she reveals he thought he had 'fibreglass' in his face before discovering he had shingles, June 24, 2024
Cat Deeley has opened up about her husband Patrick Kielty's current health woes on This Morning on Monday. The presenter, 47, was speaking about shingles with Dr Sara Kayat and her co-host Ben Shephard, who revealed one in three adults will get shingles in their lifetime. While the trio discussed the symptoms of shingles, which most people struggle to identify, Cat revealed Patrick, 53, currently has the disease. 

Vanessa Feltz reveals her eldest daughter Allegra was rushed to hospital after suffering a fall which left her 'in a pool of blood', June 19, 2024
Vanessa Feltz has recalled the terrifying moment her daughter Allegra was rushed to hospital after suffering a fall which left in a pool of blood. The broadcaster, 62, detailed the incident during an appearance on Wednesday's This Morning, explaining that Allegra, 36, had fallen over an 'uneven slab of pavement' while walking home from work. She told hosts Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley: 'She went flying on an uneven slab of pavement.

I swapped souls with an alien when I was near death at eight years old - my parents noticed my personality completely changed, June 17, 2024
A woman revealed she 'swapped souls' with an alien when she had a near death experience at eight years old. Kelly Tyler, (right) from Surbiton, London , joined Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley (left) on This Morning to discuss phenomenon on Monday. The business consultant, 42, explained that she got extremely ill with the whooping cough when she was eight years old and that's when she was offered a new soul.
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