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Television-radio host, Kirsty Young currently presents Desert Island Discs on Radio 4. Her presenting portfolio includes long-running BBC 1 series Crimewatch, Five News the ITV’s News At Ten and ITV’s Lunchtime News.

While working as the main news anchor for Five News, Kirsty received the Sir James Carreras Award for Outstanding New Talent and Newscaster of the Year at the TRIC Awards.

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Kirsty has also hosted several documentaries including The British Family and The British at Work for the BBC. She was the main anchor for VE Day 70, BBC 1’s coverage of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day and hosted BBC 1’s commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

She has subsequently covered The Queen’s 90th Birthday and the centenary commemoration of The Battle of the Somme.


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