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Kate Walsh (presenter)

Kate Walsh
Born (1981-06-17) 17 June 1981
Hednesford, Staffordshire, England
Residence London
Nationality British
Education BSc
Alma mater Aston University
Occupation Television personality, presenter
Years active 2009–present
Employer Channel 5
Known for Reality TV contestant, TV presenter
Television The Apprentice
Live from Studio Five
OK! TV

Kate Walsh (born 17 June 1981)[1] is an English television presenter and former licensing development manager[2] who came to the public's attention in March 2009 whilst appearing as a candidate in the fifth series of The Apprentice.[3] She co-hosted the Channel 5 evening entertainment show Live from Studio Five from its launch in September 2009 until the final edition on 4 February 2011. She also presented the Live from Studio Five replacement OK! TV after original host Denise van Outen pulled out of the role three days before the programme's launch.[4] Walsh left the show on 16 August 2011 along with co-host Matt Johnson.

Early life

Walsh was born and brought up in Hednesford, Staffordshire. She attended Blake Valley Technology College and has a BSc degree in Psychology and Management[3] from Aston University, Birmingham.[5][6]

The Apprentice

In 2009, Walsh took part in Series 5 of The Apprentice where she competed for a job working for Alan Sugar. She finished as runner-up to Yasmina Siadatan.[2]

  • Runner-up: Kate, for being "too perfect and robotic",[7] and for pricing the chocolates at a high retail price.[2]
Elimination Chart
Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Yasmina IN WIN IN BR IN IN IN WIN IN WIN IN HIRED
Kate IN IN IN IN WIN IN BR IN IN BR IN RUNNER UP
Debra BR IN WIN IN IN BR IN LOSE BR IN FIRED
Lorraine IN IN IN IN BR IN LOSE IN WIN BR FIRED
James IN BR LOSE IN IN IN IN BR LOSE IN FIRED
Howard WIN BR IN IN IN IN IN IN IN FIRED
Ben IN IN BR BR IN LOSE IN IN FIRED
Mona LOSE IN IN IN IN IN WIN FIRED
Philip IN IN IN IN BR WIN FIRED
Noorul IN IN IN WIN IN FIRED
Kimberly IN IN IN IN FIRED
Paula IN IN IN FIRED
Majid IN IN FIRED
Rocky IN FIRED
Anita FIRED
Adam QUIT
     The contestant won The Apprentice and was hired
     The contestant was the runner up
     The contestant won as project manager on his/her team
     The contestant lost as project manager on his/her team
     The contestant was on the winning team
     The contestant was on the losing team
     The contestant was brought to the final boardroom
     The contestant was fired
     The contestant lost as project manager and was fired
     The contestant quit the competition

TV presenting career

After her stint on The Apprentice, Walsh hosted a women's fashion segment on GMTV, appearing for a number of episodes.[8]

In September 2009, Walsh joined Channel 5 to present Live from Studio Five.[9] She presented the show alongside various co-presenters until its cancellation in February 2011.[10] Walsh was the only presenter from the original line-up to remain with the programme from its launch.[10]

Walsh returned to Channel 5 to co-present the new entertainment show, OK! TV from 14 February 2011 to August 2011.[11] She has since appeared as a panellist on the Big Brother spin-off show, Big Brother's Bit on the Side on 5*.

Personal life

Walsh lived in Hednesford in Cannock but moved to London to live with boyfriend[12] and fellow Apprentice contestant, Philip Taylor.[7] Walsh is a member of the Labour Party and appeared in a party broadcast in 2011.

Filmography

Year Film Role
2009 The Apprentice Contestant
2009 GMTV Fashion presenter
2009 Ideal World Presenter/Seller
2009–2011 Live From Studio Five Presenter
2011 OK! TV Presenter
2013 Dangerous Drivers' School Participant
Big Brother's Bit on the Side Panelist

References

  1. ^ Live from Studio Five, 11 and 17 June 2010
  2. ^ a b c The Apprentice: We join a record 9.8million to watch the final - and give our view on who won The Mirror, 8 June 2009
  3. ^ a b Candidates - Kate Walsh The Apprentice, BBC
  4. ^ "Something's not OK! Denise Van Outen pulls out of Channel Five's new show just three days before it starts". Daily Mail. 11 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Claws out for Sir Alan: Kate and Yasmina head to the all-female final of The Apprentice Mail Online, 6 June 2009
  6. ^ Aston Business School celebrates Apprentice ‘star’ Aston Business School, 2009
  7. ^ a b Who's sorry now, Sir Alan? Apprentice loser Kate fights back Mail Online, 27 June 2009
  8. ^ GMTV to take on Kate The Sun, 20 June 2009
  9. ^ Kate Walsh to front Channel Five show The Guardian, 10 August 2009
  10. ^ a b Five axes Live from Studio Five BBC News, 19 January 2010
  11. ^ Kate Walsh lands 'OK! TV' presenting job Digital Spy, 11 February.
  12. ^ 'I don't want to be a super-skinny celeb,' says Kate Walsh as she proudly poses in pink bikini Mail Online, 20 July 2010

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