- Kaye Adams
- Grangemouth Stirlingshire Scotland
- United Kingdom
- Presenter Journalist
- Travelling Listening To People.
- Honesty Optimism And Self-deprecation
Kaye Adams (born 28 December 1962) is a Scottish television presenter, best known for presenting Loose Women.
Adams was born in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, Scotland to a Scottish father, of English ancestry and a Scottish mother. She is of English and Scottish heritage.
Raised in Grangemouth, her parents ran the family road haulage business, while Adams' activities included the Brownie/Girl Guide. Adams attended St. George's School for Girls in Edinburgh and studied economics and politics at Edinburgh University, but wanted to move to a law degree to become a lawyer, but it somehow never happened. Adams started her media career as a graduate trainee at Central Television, concentrating on political and news journalism - her first coup was a one hour interview with Margaret Thatcher. For the next few years, Adams remained focused on hard news, working on Scottish Television's nightly news programme, Scotland Today. She was one of the first journalists on the scene of the Lockerbie disaster in 1988. Later, a chance opportunity to host a discussion show for Scottish Television after its original anchor Sheena McDonald left, set her off on a different path. "Scottish Women" ran for six years under Adams chair, won a number of awards and marked the start of Adams' career as a talk show host. Since her original success with Scottish Women, she has presented "ITV Weekend Live", three series of "Central Weekend Live" with Nicky Campbell and John Stapleton; Esther and latterly "Kaye" for BBC2; and Pride and Prejudice for BBC Scotland. Adams co-presented the last ever This Morning before Richard and Judy left, while in 2002 she was This Morning 's daily live anchor from Australia, reporting on the first series of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Adams has recently anchored the ITV daytime talk show, Loose Women, where her journalistic training, incisiveness, and humour combine with the rest of the female panel to create a popular and engaging mix of topical issues and entertainment. She has recently been absent from the show on account of her maternity leave. She has also presented a daytime show called The People Versus, appeared in Countdown's Dictionary Corner, as well as a panellist and latterly as chair of Have I Got News For You. Adams writes a weekly column for the Daily Record, is a personal and confidence coach , and a mentor for young journalists A co-patron with Elaine Smith for Special Needs Information Point, a Scottish based children's charity, Adams and Ross Kelly won £125,000 on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In February 2005, Adams was appointed a UNICEF UK Ambassador for Scotland On 28 May 2007, Kaye Adams did an interview with Daily Mirror and stated she was enjoying spending time with her family so much she was undecided on whether or not she would be returning to Loose Women. Recently, she wrote in her Daily Record column, that she has decided to 'move on to new things' and won't be returning to Loose Women. She is currently sitting in for Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 5 Live In March 2009 Kaye will present The Wright Stuff on five in place of Matthew Wright.
Adams and her long-time boyfriend, tennis coach Ian Campbell, have a daughter Charly (born 2002), and had their second child in 2007, a daughter named Bonnie. Since Charly's birth, Adams spends less time filming in London.