Ben Shephard Bio, Age, Career, Family, Shows, Radio, TV and Net Worth

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Who is Ben Shephard?

Ben Shephard is an English television presenter and journalist who is currently employed by ITV. He was a main presenter on the now-defunct breakfast program GMTV and since April 2014 has co-hosted the ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins.

He has also hosted game shows such as The Krypton Factor (2009–2010), Tipping Point (2012–present), and Ninja Warrior UK (2015–2019). In 2012, along with Helen Skelton, he welcomed the athletes of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Trafalgar Square as part of their homecoming parade.

Ben Shephard’s Career

Channel 4

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 a cookery program called What’s Cooking?. He hosted one series, alongside Lisa Faulkner, and then permanently left Channel 4 on 24 May 2013.

ITV

Between 2004 and 2006, Shephard presented the first three series of ITV2 spin-off program 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.

A Photo of Ben Shephard
A Photo of Ben Shephard

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

Sky

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 presents Goals on Sunday for Sky Sports and no longer hosts 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.

ITV Breakfast

Shephard joined the long-running program 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 program, 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 program was axed two months later in September. The show was later replaced by Daybreak hosted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley and then later by Lorraine Kelly, Kate Garraway, and Aled Jones.

BBC

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.

Radio

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

Other work

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 were 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 Warburton’s lunch thins. He has been on the judging panel for the 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.

How Old is Ben Shephard?

Shephard was born on December 11, 1974, in  Epping, Essex, England. He is currently 46 years old.

Ben Shephard‘s Family

Who are Ben Shephard’s parents?

Shephard has not revealed personal information about his parents but in case of any changes, we will surely update it here.

Does Ben Shephard have siblings?

Shephard does not have any siblings according to our database but he seems to have a very secretive personal life.

Ben Shephard‘s Education

Shephard was educated at Chigwell School, an independent school in the civil parish of Chigwell in the Epping Forest area of Essex, followed by the University of Birmingham, where he achieved a BA honors degree in Dance, Drama and Theatre Arts. Initially wanting to become an actor, while at university he joined a local weather network through a casting process and then became a runner (the most junior member of a television crew), before being encouraged to become a television presenter by a producer.

Ben Shephard‘s wife

Shephard married Annie Perks on 25 March 2004. The couple met when they were both students at the University of Birmingham, where Perks studied Philosophy and were Head of the Philosophy & Epistemology society.

Ben Shephard‘s Children – Kids

Shephard has two sons named Sam And Jack Shephard.

Ben Shephard’s Net Worth

Shephard has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Ben Shephard’s Height/Measurements

Shephard stands at 5.8 ft and weighs around 180 pounds.

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