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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 ONLY 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.
Kate currently presents Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2 alongside Jason Mohammed. She previously presented The Sunday Hour (BBC Radio 2) and has appeared as a contributor on Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary and Pause for Thought on Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, for which she won a Jerusalem Award. She has also fronted the documentary Believing in Beauty (BBC Radio 2).
Kate’s presenting work includes Alone With the In-Laws (Studio Lambert/BBC 2), In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1 and is a regular presenter on Songs of Praise and The One Show (BBC 1). She has also made guest appearances on Celebrity MasterChef, Hairy Bikers Cracking Christmas, Impossible Celebrities, Rip Off Britain (BBC 1), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC 2) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4). In 2017, Kate journeyed to Camino de Santiago for The Pilgrimage, a three-part travelogue series for BBC 2.
Kate has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent, Saga Magazine and the Radio Times. She is currently taking a break from full-time parish ministry, but continues to take church services and officiate at weddings and funerals as part of a wider remit which includes writing and broadcasting projects.
Kate loves telly and dancing. Her karaoke songs of choice are 9 to 5 or Ice, Ice Baby. She is owned by a 7 year old retired racing greyhound called Buster.
FOOD & DRINK
Trained as a teacher
RELIGION & ETHICS
Songs of Praise, In The Footsteps of Judas, The Pilgrimage, priest in North Nottinghamshire.