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Kirsty Young steps down as host of Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young has announced she is to step down as host of Desert Island Discs. Lauren Laverne, who has been filling in for Kirsty due to health problems, will continue to host Desert Island Discs for the foreseeable future. “After… Read more

Channel 5 News Election (1)

Former Five News presenter, Kirsty Young will be the new presenter of Crimewatch and will appear on the programme from January. Young will take over from current presenter Fiona Bruce, who has been in the role for seven years and… Read more

Channel 5 News Election (1)

Kirsty Young is to leave Five News in the Autumn, it has been announced. Young has worked for the channel since its launch ten years ago bar a period where she worked for ITV News. She also presents Desert Island… Read more

Channel 5 News Election (1)

Kirsty Young and John Suchet will not co-present the main Five News bulletins as has been reported. Suchet, who has been covering the bulletins whilst Young was on maternity leave, has though been given a permanent role at the channel…. Read more


Name: Kirsty Young Date of Birth: 23rd November 1968 Biography: Kirsty Young is a former presenter of Crimewatch. Prior to this, Young presented Five News’ evening bulletins at 5.30pm and 7pm each Monday-Wednesday. Kirsty returned to Five on January 14,… Read more