Originally from sheffield, the reverend kate bottley is a priest in north nottinghamshire. she is passionate about bringing stories of faith and belief to the widest audience possible. kate was not raised in a church-going family, and started going to church because she fancied the local vicar's son. they have been married since 1998 and have TWO children.
In 2012 Kate was part of a wedding flashmob video which went viral with over 7 million hits on YouTube. This led to her being approached by Channel 4's BAFTA and NTA winning series Gogglebox.
She is a regular presenter on Songs of Praise (BBC 1) and presented In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1. Kate is also a frequent contributor to the Pause For Thought feature on Chris Evans' Radio 2 Breakfast Show, for which she was awarded a Jerusalem Award in 2016. She also fronted the BBC Radio 2 documentary Believing In Beauty.
Kate has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent and the Radio Times. She is currently taking a break from full-time parish ministry, but will continue to take church services and officiate at weddings and funerals as part of a wider remit which will include writing and broadcasting projects.
Kate loves telly and dancing. Her karaoke songs for choice are 9 To 5 or Ice, Ice Baby. She is owned by a 7 year old retired racing greyhound called Buster.