Kay Burley is an English TV presenter.
Kay Burley speaks on cancer and the scare
Kay Burley revealed last summer that she has lost several family members and friends to cancer. She was filming for Channel 4’s Celebrity Hunted for Stand Up To Cancer. In just a matter of 6 weeks, she lost 3 close friends-one to breast cancer and two to brain tumors. Her grandmother, aunt, and mother also died of breast cancer. She stated that she is at high risk of getting breast cancer. She said:
“Once I knew about the high odds of developing cancer, I considered a double mastectomy. But after various consultations, I have chosen watchful waiting instead.”
She goes for regular checkups to help detect breast cancer early. She tries to keep her weight in check, does not smoke, goes for running, and occasionally drinks alcohol. She further said:
“My biggest scare came three years ago when, just before I was due to host a fundraiser for breast cancer research, my doctor told me there was a shadow on my scan that he wasn’t happy with. He took a sample of tissue via a long needle, in a biopsy procedure.
“I put on my frock and went to the fundraiser as though I hadn’t a care in the world. A few days later, I got the all-clear.”
Kay Burley and her career and net worth
Kay was 17 when she began work with Wigan Evening Post and Chronicle. She later worked for BBC local radio and also for the Tyne Tees Television. In 1985, she joined TV-am as a reporter and used to be the occasional newsreader for the channel. From 1987, she became a regular newsreader and presented the first hour on the channel.
She then joined Sky Television and in 1988 launched the Sky One Entertainment Channel with her own documentary called The Satellite Revolution. She started covering for Sky News from various countries. She also contributes to the Sunday Mirror and also has done news bulletins for other channels. She has some shows on local radio channels as well.
She contested on MTV show Dancing on Ice. She is also on the show Celebrity Hunted in 2018. She will soon have her own show on Sky News called The Kay Burley Show. Her net worth is $ 900k.
Kay Burley and her controversies
Kay Burley has been hit by a number of controversies. She is known to be getting too intrusive when asking questions. She has also once tried to strangulate the cameraman when she was accidentally hit by his camera. She was also asked to apologize when she offended Catholics. She is also said to hold biased and aggressive interviews. She has also been accused of giving news of the death in an insensitive manner.
Kay Burley and her books
Kay’s first novel was released in 2011 and did not get good reviews. Her second book was released in 2012.
Kay Burley and her personal life
Kay was born on 17 December 1960 in Wigan, Lancashire in England. She grew up in Beech Hill. Her parents worked in the local cardboard factory. She is a Roman Catholic by birth but has said that she has limited religious knowledge. She has British citizenship and ethnicity.
She was twice married and twice divorced. She does have one child named Alexander. The baby’s father is Steve Kutner who is a football agent and was married to Kay for one year. Her second ex-husband is George Pascoe-Watson.
Kay has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches. Her other body measurements and weight are not known. She has brown hair and hazel-colored eyes. She is active on Twitter and on her Instagram she has 14.5k fans. Her Facebook page has over 252.2k likes.
Source: en.wikipedia.org, thesun.co.uk, standard.co.uk