If you are a music fan and listen to BBC Radio 6 or BBC Radio 4 regularly, you are going to love who lined up for The One Show tonight.
None other than Lauren Laverne has been chosen to sit on the couch from 7pm and bring you through some of the hottest stories from across the UK and interview some of showbiz’s biggest star guests.
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She will be on the show alongside former professional footballer Jermaine Jenas, where they are expected to chat with Chef Gino D’Acampo and Dame Eileen Atkins.
But tonight’s stint won’t be her last as she has been signed up by TV bosses to re-present the show tomorrow and several more times as Christmas approaches.
However, you might want to know more about the star, including her birthplace, net worth, and partner. Here is what we know.
Who is Lauren Laverne and where was she born?
Laverne was born on April 28, 1978 in Sunderland, in the north-east of England. She is 43 years old.
Prior to her music and audiovisual career, she obtained A grades in her A-levels at City of Sunderland College, where she studied English, History and Sociology.
After graduation, Laverne became a founding member of the Kenickie group, formed in 1994. The name comes from the hugely popular film, Grease.
Laverne was part of the group alongside his brother, Pete Gofton, and two classmates, Anne Marie Nixon and Emma Jackson. The group released several singles and two studio albums.
They went their separate ways four years after their formation, with fans able to attend their last concert at the London Astoria on Charing Cross Road in the capital in October 1998.
But Laverne never spent much time away from the spotlight as her first experience of showing on television came from the hit ’90s program, The Alphabet Show, which she hosted alongside the comedian and writer Chris Addison.
After that, she briefly featured CD: UK on ITV, replacing outgoing host Cat Deeley, and also hosted the Culture Show, which was released on BBC Two.
His recent specializations include coverage of the Glastonbury Festival and the Turner Prize.
Laverne also continues to have an illustrious radio career. Her on-air career began on London station XFM, where she was named Best Newcomer in 2004 at an annual commercial radio awards ceremony.
Laverne joined BBC Radio 6 in 2008 and began hosting a weekly Saturday afternoon show, which airs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
She then hosted the BBC Radio 6 Breakfast Show some time later before presenting BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
Laverne has been a leading activist, especially in helping people with dementia.
In a blog on the Music for Dementia Website , they write of Laverne: “She wanted to support a campaign that helped advocate the power of music to improve well-being and reduce agitation. Lauren is passionate about making music free and available to all people with dementia.
What is Lauren Laverne’s net worth?
According to online reports, Laverne’s net worth is estimated to be between £ 800,000 and £ 1million.
In his latest pay figures released by the BBC, the star has raised between £ 395,000 and £ 399,000 for his jobs on BBC Radio 6 and his presentation work on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island records for 2020/21.
She won the same salary for the BBC in 2019/20 and saw her salary drop from £ 305,000 to the £ 309,000 she earned in 2018/19.
Who is Lauren Laverne’s partner?
Laverne is married to her husband DJ Graeme Fisher, and they married in 2005. They share two sons, Fergus James and Mack, and are reportedly living in London.