Spencer Kelly Biography
Spencer Kelly is the presenter of the BBC’s technology programme Click, broadcast on the BBC World News as well as the BBC News Channel in the United Kingdom.
Spencer Kelly Age
Kelly is 48 years old as of 2021, he was born on 5 July 1973.
Spencer Kelly Height
Kelly’s height is not known.
Spencer Kelly Education
Kelly studied at Wyvern Secondary School in neighbouring Fair Oak, then Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh. He obtained a double first in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.
Spencer Kelly Parents
Kelly was born Spencer John Bignell and grew up in Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh in Hampshire. Information about his parents is not known.
Spencer Kelly Wife
Spencer is married to Lisa. The couple has been blessed with a son named Sami.
Spencer Kelly BBC
It was as a student that Kelly first became involved in broadcasting, previously at Radio Glen at Southampton University, and he went on to run Cambridge University Radio. After graduating, he got a job as a traffic presenter, going by the name of “Commander Kelly in the Flying Eye” on the local radio station for Portsmouth and Southampton, Ocean FM. He later became the station’s breakfast show host, a position he held for six years.
Spencer joined the BBC in January 2003 as one of five presenters, interactive presenters. The team pioneered new forms of interactive broadcasting, using the web, digital television, and digital radio.
This included interactive LiveChats, which were live interviews with celebrities, streamed across the web, in which the audience had the opportunity to ask live questions to the guests. He also started reporting for BBC World’s Click Online show for two and a half years and appeared on Five’s The Gadget Show.
Spencer became the presenter of the renamed Click series in January 2006, taking over from Stephen Cole. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by Coventry University. He is represented by the agency Curtis Brown.
Spencer Kelly Net Worth
Spencer has a net worth of $1.5 million.
Why did Spencer change his name?
Spencer absolutely denies that he was given the job presenting Click because he hacked the BBC’s personnel records and inserted his name on the payroll. Spencer swears it was his nearly two decades of presenting experience and double first in Computer Science from Cambridge that swung the job for him.