Helen Elizabeth Tess Daly or Tess Daly (sometimes known as Tess Kay) (born 27 April 1971 in Stockport, Cheshire, England) is a television presenter, and is married to the presenter Vernon Kay. She grew up in Birch Vale, near New Mills, Derbyshire.
In 1990, she appeared in two Duran Duran videos for the songs “Serious” and “Violence of Summer”, both from the album Liberty. She also appeared in the video for The Beloved’s 1992 song “Sweet Harmony”, in which she appeared to be naked.
After working as a model, her first break into television arrived in 1999, when she hosted the ‘Find Me A Model’ competition on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast. Since then, she has presented shows including Singled Out, Smash Hits TV, SMTV Live, Back To Reality, the first series of Make me a Supermodel (with Dave Berry) and Strictly Come Dancing, which she has co-hosted with Bruce Forsyth in all five series to date.