Nineties children’s TV star is unrecognisable after returning to UK


Nineties children’s television star is unrecognisable after returning to the UK from America to dedicate his life to fatherhood to his twin boys… but can you guess who it is?

He was known to millions of children’s television viewers as one of the regular hosts of Blue Peter in the nineties.

But, after leaving the programme in 1997, he made his way over to America where he became a reporter on Access Hollywood and hosted several of the Miss World contests.

And Tim Vincent, 50, is unrecognisable today after returning back to the UK to dedicate time to his family.

Looking good: Tim Vincent, 50, is unrecognisable today after returning back to the UK to dedicate time to his family

The broadcaster, who is from Wrexham in Wales, has interviewed a plethora of A-listers, including Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie.

But he is now more likely to be watching Peppa Pig at home with his children, four-year-old twins Felix and Jasper.  

He told Wales Online: ‘I think having children later in life kind of gives you a whole new perspective on everything.

Screen star: He was known to millions of children's television viewers as one of the regular hosts of Blue Peter in the nineties (Clockwise L-R: Tim, Stuart Miles, Diane-Louise Jordan and Katy Hill)

Screen star: He was known to millions of children’s television viewers as one of the regular hosts of Blue Peter in the nineties (Clockwise L-R: Tim, Stuart Miles, Diane-Louise Jordan and Katy Hill)

‘You look at everything as, “Wow that’s amazing”. I love Christmas anyway – it’s one of my favourite times of the year.

‘To have small kids running around – this morning they were running around trying to find the elf on the shelf which I’d strategically put in their little toy plastic speedboat in the bath and they were hooting in laughter that they’d found Twinkletoes as they’ve nicknamed him – is amazing.’

Tim looks different today to his days as a fresh-faced Blue Peter presenter, with the screen star appearing on the show in his 20s.

Success story: Tim left Blue Peter in 1997 and made his way over to America where he became a reporter on Access Hollywood and hosted several of the Miss World contests

Success story: Tim left Blue Peter in 1997 and made his way over to America where he became a reporter on Access Hollywood and hosted several of the Miss World contests

Family affair: Tim is now more likely to be watching Peppa Pig at home with his children, four-year-old twins Felix and Jasper

Family affair: Tim is now more likely to be watching Peppa Pig at home with his children, four-year-old twins Felix and Jasper

Looking back: Tim was a regular on Blue Peter between 1993 and 1997 before he jetted off to the US

Looking back: Tim was a regular on Blue Peter between 1993 and 1997 before he jetted off to the US

He often takes to Instagram to share pictures of himself, with his silver hair styled into neat spikes.

Tim says he has now found ‘more balance in life’, adding of his family life that he’s ‘been working since the age of 16 I can afford to put different priorities forward’.

However, Tim hasn’t totally stepped away from work in the media, adding that he recently recorded a number of voiceovers and is looking forward to more future projects.

Honest: Tim previously spoke out about how he feels new dads can often be seen as spare parts during an appearance ITV's Loose Woman in 2020

Honest: Tim previously spoke out about how he feels new dads can often be seen as spare parts during an appearance ITV’s Loose Woman in 2020 

Tim previously spoke out about how he feels new dads can often be seen as spare parts during an appearance ITV’s Loose Woman in 2020.

‘That first 6-12 months you can feel a little bit separated from the events,’ he explained. 

‘Somebody said to me, which I’m not sure is absolutely true, but for a man it takes a bit longer to bond with children because the child doesn’t have any recognition of you.

‘The mum has 90 percent of the time carried the baby once it’s arrived, so it takes us a little bit of time to bond on the same level.’

In demand: Tim hasn't totally stepped away from work in the media, saying that he recently recorded a number of voiceovers and is looking forward to more future projects

In demand: Tim hasn’t totally stepped away from work in the media, saying that he recently recorded a number of voiceovers and is looking forward to more future projects

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