Reggie Yates

Last updated 09 January 2020

Reggie Yates
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Reginald Yates

Born: Tuesday 31st May 1983 (age: 40)

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Reggie Yates is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ of Ghanaian descent.

 Born in Archway, London he went to Central Foundation Boys' School.

Yates made his first TV appearance in Desmond's at the age of 8. He also appeared in Disney Club as Robbie. In 1998, He appeared as a guest presenter on Diggit on CITV also under the name Robbie. In 2002, he played Carl Fenton in the popular children's series Grange Hill. From 2002 to 2004, he presented the Sunday morning programme Smile, and then went on to present Top of the Pops with former Smile co-host Fearne Cotton before the final episode broadcast on BBC Two on 30 July 2006. He also created and starred in the series The Crust and presented Dance Factory and his own radio show on BBC 1Xtra,

Yates appeared on Stars in Fast Cars on 10 March 2006 and won his group to get into the final, beating Elton Welsby and Ben Fogle in the last round. He presented Mighty Truck of Stuff and "Only in America" with Fearne Cotton on CBBC as well as his own show on BBC Radio 1 with Fearne Cotton. They presented a breakfast show on Saturday and Sunday mornings. They played from 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. They then went on to present the Radio 1 Chart Show starting on 14 October 2007 until Sunday 20 September 2009. 

In 2011, Yates voiced the main character, Rastamouse, in the new CBeebies television show Rastamouse.