Where is Katie Thistleton from and who is she married to?

All you need to know about the BBC Radio One and Morning Live presenter.

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BBC Radio One and Morning Live has a strong fan following and both listeners and viewers are wondering where is Katie Thistleton from and who is she married to? 

Katie currently hosts Life Hacks and The Official Chart: First Look on Radio One alongside Vick Hope and often appears on Morning Live as a stand-in presenter.

So fans are keen to know more about the blonde host as she starts to make more regular appearances on their favourite shows...

Where is Katie Thistleton from?

Katie Thistleton is from Manchester. She went to Droylsden High School for Girls and went on to graduate from the University of Salford with a degree in English and Creative Writing before qualifying as a NCTJ certified journalist from studying at News Associates in Manchester.

Before joining the BBC, she previously worked for the NHS Pennine Care mental health trust.

She encourages people to consider their mental health. As an ambassador, she supports the mental health organisations Young Minds and Place2Be.

Her new show launched back in September as she shared the news with her 45.5k Instagram followers and BBC Radio One tweeted, "Congratulations to Katie Thistleton who will host a new weekend show (Friday and Saturday, 10.30am – 1pm) which will also broadcast from Salford Her first show will be on Friday 9 September We can’t wait to tune in @KatieThistleton"

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Who is Katie Thistleton married to?

Katie Thistleton is married to Alex Harris. Katie often posts pictures of them together on Instagram. The couple have known each other for years, Alex proposed to Katie at a celebration on one knee and she accepted. They got married in late 2021. They spend time with each other’s families and meet together to celebrate the milestones in one other’s lives. 

On their wedding day he shared, "“Life with you is wonderful…” My beautiful wife - thank you for the best day of my life. 30.10.21 @KatieThistleton"

Who presents Radio 1 Life Hacks?

Katie Thistleton presents Radio One Life Hacks with Vick Hope. The show is based on health and well being and airs each Sunday from 4pm on BBC Radio One. On the podcast Vick and Katie share hacks to help your life better.

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Selina Maycock
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Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.