Kate Thornton

Kate Thornton was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England as Kate Louise Thornton. Kate Thornton is a journalist and television presenter, best known as the first presenter of The X Factor (2004–2006) and for presenting daytime shows including Loose Women (2009–2011) and This Morning (2009–2012). In 2010, she co-presented the first series of 71 Degrees North alongside Gethin Jones.

Early in her career, she wrote for the Daily Mirror, and was editor of Smash Hits magazine.

Kate began dating DJ Darren Emersonin 2004.The couple became engaged in 2007. She gave birth to her first child, a boy named Ben on 13 May 2008. On 3 February 2011, she announced live on air that she and Darren had separated. In January 2012 she told an interview with The Sun that after leaving Loose Womenshe had enrolled at college to study counselling because her television career had "hit the kerb."

Known For


Cast Credits

The Keith Lemon Sketch Show (2015)
Guest starring as Kate Thornton
71 Degrees North (2010)
Starring as Presenter (8 episodes)
All Star Family Fortunes (2006)
Guest starring as Kate Thornton
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2006)
Guest starring as Kate Thornton
The X Factor Battle of the Stars (2006)
Starring as Host (8 episodes)
  • Episode 1x08: Show 8 (Jun 5, 2006)
  • Episode 1x07: Show 7 (Jun 4, 2006)
  • Episode 1x06: Show 6 (Jun 3, 2006)
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The X Factor (2004)
Starring as Host (84 episodes)
Bo' Selecta! (2002)
Guest starring as Kate Thornton (2 episodes)
Loose Women (1999)
Starring as Presenter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996)
Guest starring as Kate Thornton (3 episodes)
Comic Relief (1986)
Starring as Presenter
Children in Need (1980)
Starring as Presenter (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1999-11-26: Part 2 (Nov 26, 1999)
  • Episode 1999-11-26: Part 1 (Nov 26, 1999)
Top of the Pops (1964)
Starring as Presenter
The Royal Variety Performance (1960)
Starring as Host
  • Episode 2007-12-09: 2007 (Dec 9, 2007)