Ben Shephard | Biography

Posted On: 26 May, 2014


Ben Shephard | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth December 11, 1974
Age 42 Years 7 Month(s)
Nationality English
Profession Television Presenter
Wife/Spouse Annie Perks
Girlfriend Not Yet
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth £495,000
Height 5 ft 10 inch (178 cm)
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Jack Shepherd, Sam Shephard

An English Television Presenter and Journalist, Benjamin Peter “Ben” Shephard was born on 11th December 1974 in Epping, Essex, England. He is well known on ‘GMTV’ as a main presenter on the now defunct breakfast station. He also has hosted several game shows such as ‘The Krypton Factor’, ‘1 vs. 100’, ‘Safebreakers’ and ‘Tipping Point’. Recently he is working on both ‘ITV’, ‘Sky Sports’ as a television presenter and also he played a role as Diagon Alley Father in harry potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While working on Sky Sports as a presenter on the show ‘Goals on Sunday’ along with Chris Kamara, he even has hosted football matches for the media company such as ‘UEFA Champions League’ and ‘League Cup’. Besides Journalism occupation, Shephard assisted in numerous charities and also has become active role that involves in many states of affairs to give assistance for various charitable organization body especially focused on children comprising of the Soccer Aid events for ‘Unicef’.

Shephard attend his primary education at Chigwell School that is located in the civil parish of Chigwell in the Epping Forest area of Essex. Further, he earned 2:1 BA Hons degree in Dance, Drama and Theatre Arts from the ‘University of Birmingham’. He is also a fan of West Ham United and received honors in both football and rugby.

His career began at very early age, when he was just 24 years old, he began to host the spin-off show ‘The Bigger Breakfast’ and also became the first presenter of ‘T4’s’ teen strand on Channel 4. Slowly, he made his strong grip in this industry where he joined ‘GMTV’ in 2000 and made his long journey in the program ‘GMTV Today’ as a presenter. He also presented ‘Entertainment Today’ along with Jenni Falconer. After the departure from GMTV, he joined on the newly launched ‘ITV Breakfast’ in the program ‘Good Morning Britain’ as a co-host. He also became the regular host for the first three series ‘The Xtra Factor’ on ITV1. Shepherd joined ‘Sky Sports’ and recently works on live football and co-presents in ‘Goals On Sunday’. According to the deal, it is being reported that his salary is worth £495,000 a year. In the year between 2005 and 2011, Shephard was a stand –in presenter for the ITV daytime show ‘This Morning’ and also played a role on ‘CITV’ in an episode of ‘Bookaboo’. In the year 2012, he publicly announced that he had permanently left over BBC in order to manage and regulate his works with Sky Sports and ITV. He also became host for the ‘London 2012 Olympic Games’ and ‘Paralympic Games’ and acted as a stadium commentator in the main arena where he interviewed Patrick Stewart celebrity guests and other celebrities. He also supports numerous charity organization bodies that comprises of ‘Cystic Fibrosis Trust’, ‘Haven House children’s Hospice’ and ‘Holly Lodge Centre’. In the early 2009, Shephard took the charity challenge, he and other well-known celebrities climbed to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for ‘Comic Relief’.

His artistic personality, appreciable height, tall and bold figure etc. are those credibility that made him icon in the public figure. Since, there is not much information about his personal life revealed in the internet but some of the information has been disclosed in wiki and other sites like he is married and his wife name is Annie Parks. They have two sons: Jack and Sam and the family lives in London. For more information we can get his shirtless pictures, biography and latest updates in his website www.officialbenshephard.com and he also communicates with his fans in Twitter and Facebook.