Kaye Adams

28 December 1962 –

Television Presenter

Kaye Adams is a Scottish television presenter, best known for her appearances on Loose Women from 1999 to 2006 and again from 2013 onwards.

Raised in Grangemouth, Adams' parents ran the family road haulage business, while her activities included the Brownie/Girl Guide.

Adams was firstly educated at Grangemouth Primary and Abbotsgrange Middle school in Grangemouth before the fee paying boarding school St. George's School for Girls in Edinburgh, followed by the University of Edinburgh, where she studied Economics and Politics, but wanted to move to a law degree to become a lawyer, but it somehow never happened.

Adams started her media career as a graduate trainee at Central Television, concentrating on political and news journalism - her first coup was a one-hour interview with Margaret Thatcher. For the next few years, Adams remained focused on hard news when in early 1988 moved to Scottish Television's nightly news programme, Scotland Today. She was one of the first journalists on the scene of the Lockerbie disaster in 1988. In 1992, a chance opportunity to host a discussion show for Scottish Television after its original anchor Sheena McDonald left, set her off on a different path. Scottish Women ran for six years under Adams chair (1993–99), and won a number of awards and marked the start of Adams' career as a talk show host.

In March 2010, Adams joined BBC Radio Scotland to become the host of daily phone-in programme, Call Kaye.

Between 1999 and 2006, Adams anchored the ITV talk show, Loose Women.[5] On 5 November 2013, Adams returned to the panel in rotation with Carol Vorderman and Andrea McLean. In January 2014, former Loose Woman Ruth Langsford returned to co-anchor the programme with Adams, Vorderman and McLean in rotation.

Adams and her long-time boyfriend, tennis coach Ian Campbell, have a daughter Charly (born 2002), and had their second child in 2007, a daughter named Bonnie.

Adams is a co-patron with Elaine Smith for Special Needs Information Point now called Kindred, a Scottish based charity supporting families of young people with disabilities.

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