Jeremy Vine First Wife, Age, Net Worth, Height, Family, Salary

Jeremy Vine

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Introduction

Jeremy Vine is an English presenter, broadcaster and journalist. He is best known as the host of his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime programme which presents news, views, interviews with live guests and popular music, taking over from long-time host Sir Jimmy Young in 2003.

Vine is also the host of the Channel 5 quiz programme (formerly BBC Two), Eggheads, taking over from former host Dermot Murnaghan full-time in 2014. In 2015, he was a contestant on the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing. Since September 2018 he has presented his own Channel 5 daily current affairs show called Jeremy Vine.

Early life

NameJeremy Vine
Net Worth$5 million
Salary$1.5 million+
OccupationPresenter, Broadcaster, Journalist
Height1.83m
Age57 years
Jeremy Vine net worth 2022

Jeremy Guy Vine was born on May 17, 1965 (age 57 years) in Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom. He is the elder son of Guy Vine (1937-2018), his father was a lecturer in civil engineering at North East Surrey College of Technology, and Diana Tillett, who was a housewife and later a doctor’s receptionist. Vine has two siblings; a sister called Sonya Vine and a brother, Tim Vine.

Vine was educated at Lynton Preparatory School in Ewell, then Aberdour School in Burgh Heath, and then Epsom College. He played the drums in a band called The Flared Generation, which his brother Tim was also a member of; they were described as “the most unfashionable punk band in the country” by Smash Hits magazine. At Durham University (Hatfield College), he graduated with a 2:2 undergraduate degree in English.

He was a member of the sketch comedy group, The Durham Revue, and was an editor of the student newspaper, Palatinate. After university, at the age of 21, Vine took a work permit and travelled to the United States to find employment in Wyoming. After a short stint on Metro Radio, Vine enrolled in a journalism training course with the Coventry Evening Telegraph, before joining the BBC in 1987.

Broadcasting career

Jeremy Vine’s career at the BBC included reading the news on the radio in Northern Ireland and working as a researcher on the BBC1 series Heart of the Matter. In 1989, he became a regular reporter on the BBC Radio 4 programme Today, filing reports from across Europe.

Vine published two comic novels set amidst the modern Church of England, including Forget Heaven, Just Kiss Me (1992) and The Whole World in My Hands (1993) while working for Today. The novels were not successful and Vine now regards them as juvenilia.

In the mid-1990s, Jeremy Vine became familiar to BBC TV viewers as a political reporter, which included reporting on the ascent of New Labour under Tony Blair. He later made his mark offering irreverent reports on the 1997 General Election.

He became the Africa Correspondent based in Johannesburg, travelling all over Africa after the 1997 election. Reporting assignments took him to the war front to report on the Eritrean–Ethiopian War, the Angolan Civil War, the violence in Lesotho after South African troops went in and hoisted a South African flag over the Royal Palace, following leadership disputes. He also travelled to Algiers and Kenya, to report during political elections.

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Jeremy Vine was successful in gaining interviews with key leaders in various African nations. Two of these included Robert Mugabe, the then President of Zimbabwe; and the leader of the Islamist regime in Khartoum, Sudan. Other areas of Africa from which he has reported include Mali, Zambia, Sierra Leone and the Niger Delta, to report on the Nigerian villagers’ unrest over the work of the oil companies.

Vine presented an exclusive report on South African police brutality for BBC Two’s Newsnight in April 1999. The film won the Silver Nymph at the Monte Carlo Television Festival and resulted in the suspension of 22 police officers. In July 1999, the BBC announced that Vine was joining Newsnight full-time as a co-presenter, having stood in for Jeremy Paxman over the two previous summers. Paxman was reported to have called Vine “mini-me”, a reference to the diminutive associate of Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers film series.

He was one of the original presenters of Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4 and presented The Politics Show on BBC One from its launch in 2003 until Jon Sopel took over in 2005. In May 2006, Vine was announced as Peter Snow’s replacement for presenting the BBC election graphics, including the famous Swingometer. His performance on the night of the council elections in England and Wales on 30 April 2008 was widely criticized.

From 2007 until 2009, he co-presented the Teaching Awards with Kate Thornton (2007), Myleene Klass (2008) and Christine Lampard (2009). Between 2007 and 2010, Vine was the presenter of the BBC’s flagship and the world’s oldest current affairs programme, Panorama, which coincided with the show’s move back to a Monday peak-time slot.

Jeremy Vine presented Points of View, taking over from Sir Terry Wogan from 2008 to 2018. On 6 October 2008, he started hosting the former BBC Two quiz show Eggheads while the spin-off show, Are You an Egghead?, was presented by the regular host, Dermot Murnaghan. Once the spin-off show had finished, Vine continued to host the second half of each series, with Murnaghan hosting the first half.

In Series 16, it was announced that Vine had become the sole presenter. As of 2014, Vine also hosted the spin-off series Revenge of the Egghead. The series ran for a 6-week period, between 24 February and 4 April 2014. On 12 March 2021, it was announced that after 18 years at the BBC, the programme would be moving to Channel 5, and Vine was to continue as host of the show. From 2016–17, Vine co-presented Crimewatch with Tina Daheley.

In September 2018, Jeremy Vine replaced Matthew Wright as the presenter of Channel 5’s weekday morning current affairs show, formerly called The Wright Stuff. The show’s name has now changed to Jeremy Vine. Vine said he would continue to present his Radio 2 weekday lunchtime programme. In March 2021, it was announced that Eggheads would be joining his morning current affairs/phone-in show as a programme broadcast on Channel 5, after the BBC put the quiz on hiatus.

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BBC Radio 2

On 6 January 2003, after several stints as a stand-in for Sir Jimmy Young on BBC Radio 2 Vine took over the weekday lunchtime show on a regular basis. The show consists of a mix of news-based discussions including views from listeners, interspersed with popular music. After Jeremy Vine took over the hosting duties, the show was revamped. While the regular Thursday food slot was dropped, the Monday health and Friday legal advice slots were retooled.

Monday’s The Health and Wellbeing Hour includes either Dr Sarah Jarvis or Rabbi Julia Neuberger, while Friday’s Your Money and Your Life, involves a variety of contributors, most frequently Martin Lewis. Since 2003, Friday’s shows have frequently included a link-up to Rhondda gardener Terry Walton. For four years, until October 2006, Lucy Berry served as the show’s in-house poet.

Strictly Come Dancing

On 10 August 2015, Jeremy Vine was the first celebrity to be announced as taking part in the thirteenth series of the popular BBC One competition Strictly Come Dancing. Vine was partnered with professional, Karen Clifton. On the fourth week of the contest, after Vine danced a jive to Bobby Darin’s “Splish Splash”, Bruno Tonioli described him as a “Peculiar, off-the-wall artist like Tracey Emin”, and Craig Revel Horwood compared him to “a stork that had been struck by lightning.”

In week eight of the show he was in the dance-off, alongside Jamelia, and voted out of the show; finishing in ninth place. He also took part in the 2017 Christmas special with the same partner.

Controversies

It was revealed on 4 February 2015 that Jeremy Vine received a five-figure sum for a post-dinner speech at a £250-a-head banquet organized by ADS Group, the trade organization that represents defense and security industries in the UK, and attended by global arms manufacturers. Campaign Against Arms Trade lodged a formal complaint with the BBC, claiming a conflict for the organization appearing to support an industry that “profits from dictatorships which silence and suppress debate”. This prompted a BBC response saying: “Jeremy is a freelance presenter and so can make personal appearances without speaking on behalf of the BBC, as he did here.”

In January 2018, Vine was one of six male BBC presenters who voluntarily took a pay cut when the gap between men’s and women’s pay at the BBC was revealed. In December 2018, Vine apologized after a tweet suggested people in Wales should speak English. The tweet was deleted after Vine said that the tweet had been taken out of context and that he was talking about a caller to his show who had complained about Welsh people not talking in English in the pubs.

In October 2019, the journalist Samira Ahmed brought legal proceedings against the BBC under the Equal Pay Act. Key evidence cited in the case revealed that Vine had initially been paid £3,000 (later reduced to £1,300) per episode for presenting Points of View at a time when Ahmed had been paid £440 an episode for presenting Newswatch, a similarly formatted show. The differential was defended in part by a BBC executive referring to Vine having had a “glint in his eye” and a “cheeky” and lighthearted presentation style. The London Central Employment Tribunal unanimously found in Ahmed’s favour on 10 January 2020. There was no suggestion that Vine was involved in Ahmed being underpaid.

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In August 2016 a car driver threatened and was abusive to Jeremy Vine while he was cycling along Hornton Street in Kensington, London. Vine captured the encounter on his helmet camera, later broadcasting it on YouTube where it was viewed several million times. Vine also reported it to the police. On 18 April 2017, the car driver was jailed for nine months for threatening behaviour.

In October 2021 anti-vaccine campaigners protested outside Jeremy Vine’s home, objecting to the BBC’s coverage of COVID-19 vaccines. As Vine was not at home at the time, they presented their “anti-vaxx writ”, a document without legal authority, to his wife. He later posted videos of the incident online. Vine has said he contracted the Coronavirus and commented on receiving the vaccine.

In February 2022 Vine was “knocked out cold for a minute or two” after falling 8 ft (2.4 m), onto grass, from his penny-farthing bicycle. He was taken to Charing Cross Hospital where doctors told him he was “lucky to have just a black eye and some aches from the fall”.

First wife

Jeremy Vine was married to his first wife Janelle Muntz from 1992 to 2002. His first wife was an American banker. Vine stated that it was very sad, but their jobs and travel meant they had seen very little of each other in three years. He stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.

Wife

Jeremy Vine is currently married to Rachel Schofield, they had their wedding in 2002. His second wife is a journalist and news presenter. The couple has two daughters, Anna Vine and Martha Vine. However, he is the patron of Radio St. Helier, a UK‐registered charity providing radio programmes to patients at St. Helier Hospital in Carshalton. Vine is a practicing Anglican and attends church. He has deplored what he sees as the marginalization of Christians in British society, saying that “You can’t express views that were common currency 30 or 40 years ago”. As of mid-2022, Vine and his wife Rachel Schofield.

Jeremy Vine net worth

How much is Jeremy Vine worth? Jeremy Vine net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a presenter, broadcaster and journalist. Vine salary and other career earnings are over $1.5 million annually. He is one of the richest and influential journalists in the United Kingdom.

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