KEVIN McCloud became a household name after rising to fame for presenting Channel 4’s hit architectural show, Grand Designs.
Here is everything you need to know about the presenter.
Is Kevin McCloud an architect?
Kevin McCloud is a British TV presenter from Bedfordshire, born on May 8, 1959.
He started his career in music and then studied languages and philosophy before switching to history of art and architecture at Cambridge University.
After training as a theatre designer, McCloud worked on several different productions before setting up his own lighting and design practice.
In 1999 he started writing and hosting Grand Designs.
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Although he presents the property design programme, he does not consider himself an architect.
Speaking to the Irish Times, McCloud explained: “The only thing I haven’t done is practice as an architect and I don’t think I could do either.
“There’s a large set of skills and aptitudes required and I don’t think that I have those.
“I probably could have been an architect but I think to be a successful and very good one requires a very specific and large range of skills.
“Those who do it all brilliantly are scary.”
Kevin has been doing Grand Designs since 1999
Is Kevin McCloud married?
Kevin was previously married to interior designer Suzanna McCloud before separating.
The couple met when Kevin was in his thirties and tied the knot in 1996.
In December 2019, after 23 years of marriage, a spokesman for the presenter said: “I can confirm that, sadly, Kevin and Suzanna separated. We won’t be making any further comment.”
It’s not known why the couple separated, and the reasons behind their divorce remain a mystery.
In June 2021, McCloud found love with businesswoman Jenny Jones.
It was reported that the pair had secretly tied the knot in November 2022, before enjoying a honeymoon together.
Does Kevin McCloud have any children?
During his marriage to Suzanna, the pair had two children together, Milo and Elsie
Kevin also has a son and a daughter from a previous relationship called Hugo and Grace.
The presenter tends to keep his family life private and out of the spotlight.
What TV shows has Kevin McCloud been in?
Kevin made his first appearance on TV as a guest presenter on Homefront on BBC Two.
He is most famously known for being the presenter and writer of Grand Designs.
He also wrote and presented Grand Designs Indoors, Grand Designs Abroad, and Grand Designs: The Streets.
His other TV work included Don’t Look Down (2000), Demolition (2005), The Stirling Prize: Building of the Year (2004-2008), and Kevin McCloud And The Big Town Plan (2008).
In 2008, he appeared as the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car on Top Gear, and presented Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour on Channel 4 the following year.
He visited Mumbai’s Dharavi slum for two-part documentary, Kevin McCloud: Slumming It in 2010, and fronted Man Made Home in 2011,
Other credits include Escape To The Wild, Rough Guide To The Future and Celebrity Snoop Dogs.
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