Raised in Holloway, North London, Reggie Yates discovered a passion for acting while attending Anna Scherâ€™s renowned after school drama club in Islington.
His television career began at age 8, when YatesÂ appeared in seminal black British comedy, Desmonds. A string of television shows followed before Yates joined the BBCâ€™s new black music station, 1Xtra in 2002. He was just 18 years old.
Yates is also host of BBC Radio 1â€™s Chart Show and co-host of the TV talent show The Voice UK on the BBC network. As an actor, Yates has appeared in ITV2â€™s eight-part dramaÂ Trinity.Â He also co-stars in his first feature film this year, teen slasher movieÂ Demons Never Die