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Kirsty Young (Kirsty Jackson Young) was born on 23 November, 1968 in East Kilbride, United Kingdom, is a Scottish television radio presenter. Discover Kirsty Young's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 52 years old?

Popular As Kirsty Jackson Young
Occupation Television and radio presenter
Age 53 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 23 November 1968
Birthday 23 November
Birthplace East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Who Is Kirsty Young's Husband?

Her husband is Nick Jones (m. 1999)

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Husband Nick Jones (m. 1999)
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Children Freya Jones, Iona Jones

Kirsty Young Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Kirsty Young worth at the age of 53 years old? Kirsty Young’s income source is mostly from being a successful Television. She is from United Kingdom. We have estimated Kirsty Young's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Television

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On 31 August 2018 it was announced that Young would be stepping down from Desert Island Discs "for a number of months" to receive treatment for a form of fibromyalgia, and that Lauren Laverne would deputise during this period. In July 2019, Young announced that she was to stand down as the host of Desert Island Discs, saying: "Having been forced to take some months away from my favourite job because of health problems, I'm happy to say I'm now well on the way to feeling much better. But that enforced absence from the show has altered my perspective on what I should do next and so I've decided it's time to pursue new challenges." The BBC's Director of Radio and Education, James Purnell, called Young a "wonderful host". It was confirmed that Lauren Laverne of Radio 6 Music would be continuing in Young's role "for the foreseeable future".


From 11 January 2010 she presented a four-part BBC TV series entitled The British Family. In March–April 2011, she presented the TV series The British at Work.


Young attended Cambusbarron Primary School and Stirling High School. She returned in June 2008 to officially open the school's new building. She shared with viewers that she had suffered from bulimia as a teenager on the first episode of her first TV show. In a later interview she said "It only happened for a very fleeting few months and I dealt with it myself."


On 29 September 2007, the BBC announced Young would succeed Fiona Bruce as the presenter of Crimewatch. She presented the show from January 2008 until December 2015.


From 2006 to 2018 she was the main presenter of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and previously presented Crimewatch on BBC One from 2008 to 2015.

In June 2006, Young was announced as the new presenter of the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, replacing Sue Lawley; she began on 1 October 2006. According to the odds given by bookmaker William Hill she was an outsider for the job at 20/1. She returned to Five News on 28 September 2006, but in 2007, Young announced that she would be leaving Five News in the autumn, following ten years as its head anchor. On 29 August 2007, she presented her last show for Five News.


In November 2003, Young presented an edition of Have I Got News for You. She has since featured on the show a further eleven times. In 2004, she appeared on Room 101 during which she nominated cowboy boots, Britney Spears and 'baby on board' stickers among her pet hates.


Young is married to businessman Nick Jones, the founder of Soho House club. She has two daughters with Jones, Freya (born February 2000) and Iona (born April 2006), and two stepchildren, Jones's children from his first marriage, Natasha and Oliver.


In 1997, she joined the news team of the new terrestrial channel, Channel 5. She left Channel 5 to join ITV in 2000 and briefly hosted the quiz show The People Versus. In 2001, she became a co-presenter of the ITV Evening News. Later the same year, after giving birth to her first child, she decided to return to Channel 5.


Young was born in East Kilbride. Her media career began as a continuity announcer for BBC Radio Scotland in 1989. In 1992 she moved to Scottish Television as a presenter of Scotland Today and which resulted in her chat show, Kirsty. She left Scotland Today in 1996 to become a relief presenter for The Time, The Place and appeared on the Holiday programme. She co-hosted a consumer show The Street on BBC Two.


Kirsty Jackson Young (born 23 November 1968) is a Scottish television and radio presenter.