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The Rev’d Kate Bottley

Originally from Sheffield, The Reverend Canon Kate Bottley is a Priest in North Nottinghamshire. She is passionate about bringing stories of faith and belief to the widest audience possible.
Kate Bottley

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The Rev’d Kate Bottley

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 the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, for which she won a Jerusalem Award. She has also fronted the documentary Believing in Beauty (BBC Radio 2).

Kate Bottley is a regular presenter on Songs of Praise, Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4) The One Show, Sunday Morning Live and Sunday Morning Stories (BBC 1). She has also presented Alone With the InLaws (Studio Lambert/BBC 2) and In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1.

She has made guest appearances on Would I Lie To You, The Wheel, Celebrity MasterChef, Hairy Bikers Cracking Christmas, Impossible Celebrities, Rip Off Britain (BBC 1), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC 2) 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Sitting on a Fortune (ITV1). In 2017, Kate journeyed to Camino de Santiago for The Pilgrimage, a three-part travelogue series for BBC 2.

In 2023 Kate released her first book Have A Little Faith…Life Lessons on Love, Death and How Lasagne Always Helps.

Kate Bottley adores outdoor swimming not only for its benefits to her physical but also her mental health. In 2018 she set herself the challenge of doing 365 outdoor swims in a single year, which she completed. In March 2020, Kate joined fellow BBC Radio 2 presenters Jo Whiley and Richie Anderson in the Dare2Tri Challenge for Sport Relief which saw the them completing 3 Triathlons in 3 days across 3 cities; Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester.

Kate loves telly and dancing. Her karaoke songs of choice are 9 to 5 or Ice, Ice Baby. Reverend Kate Bottley is available for after dinner speeches, motivational talks and conference speaking.

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