British television and radio presenter, Jeremy Kyle, has without a doubt established himself as a top TV show host. The British bloke made a name for himself by keeping people glued to his controversial tabloid talk show, The Jeremy Kyle show. The show has spawned no less than 3,000 episodes and Jeremy has hosted a U.S version of the show which began in 2011 and spanned only two seasons. Also known as Jezza, he won a Sony Award for the show, Late & Live in 2001.
Aside from his work on his eponymous show, he has broadcasted a programme on Essex FM. In 2008, he joined Talksport to present a lunchtime sports show every Sunday which was named, The Jeremy Kyle Sunday Sports Show. He has also displayed his hosting skills on Half Tan Hospital, a show about obese people in the US. In 2009, he appeared as himself in the ITV comedy-drama, The Fattest Man in Britain. Other shows that have witnessed his presence include the ITV game show High Stakes, and Military Driving School. His more recent works include The Kyle Files, and the ITV reality medical show called Jeremy Kyle’s Emergency Room. Summer of 2016 saw him guest present on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and he continues to do so.
Jeremy is involved in column writing. He has published books such as I’m Only Being Honest, and You Couldn’t Make it Up. Let’s dig in to find out more about Jeremy Kyle.
Who Is Jeremy Kyle, How Old Is He?
Jezza, as he is fondly called, was born Jeremy Nicholas Kyle in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He is of Scottish descent. His father, Patrick Kyle, was making ends meet through his job as an accountant and personal secretary to the Queen Mother. His mother goes by the names Nan Kyle. Jeremy has an elder brother, Nick, who is his only sibling. He has revealed that Nick turned a drug addict.
This controversial talk show host attended the Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning Berkshire. His first job was at a supermarket chain owned by Marks & Spencers. The talented talker earned himself a degree in History and Sociology at the University of Surrey in Guildford. 1986 to 1995 saw him work as a life insurance salesman, recruitment consultant, and radio advertising salesman. He would go on to work for different radio stations like Orchard FM, Leicester Sound, Capital FM, among many others, before shooting to fame.
In spite of his massive success, Jeremy Kyle has not been riding on a smooth road. He has battled testicular cancer of which he was diagnosed of in 2012. He underwent chemotherapy as well as an operation to get rid of the affected areas. In addition to this, his successful talk show has been met with lots of criticisms, but this British TV host will not be put down by critics. He continues to push harder.
His birth date is the 7th of July, 1965, which makes him a part of the celebrities in their fifties.
His Net Worth
So how much really is Jezza worth? The TV host has spent a good part of his career hosting shows especially his successful eponymous show. With his ability to wow people with his words and his personality, Jezza has amassed a net worth that can match his successful career. Jeremy Kyle has a mouth-watering net worth of $5 million.
Wife or Girlfriend and Children
Jeremy’s love life has not exactly been straightforward or rosy. His first marriage was in 1989 to Christy Rowley. The union became doomed due to his gambling habit. It landed him in a debt of £12 thousand. He and Christy parted ways in 1991. His union with Christy produced a daughter, Harriet.
In 2003, Jezza found love again in the arms of the former model, Carla Germaine who had been previously married to Greg Cordell. But the marriage failed after Carla discovered that Jeremy was having an affair. They have two daughters, Alice and Ava, and a son named Henry Kyle. Jeremy and Carla officially ended their union in February 2016.
In February 2018, Jeremy Kyle gave love another shot with Vicky Burton. He and Vicky have revealed that they are engaged. In June 2018, he joined the list of celebrity grand-fathers when his daughter Harriet welcomed a baby girl named Isla.