Kate Thornton

Kate is a talented and versatile Journalist and Presenter. As a Journalist she became the youngest ever editor of SMASH HITS MAGAZINE in 1995. She has written regularly for the Daily and Sunday Mirror, the Sunday Times and was contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine.

Kate’s presenting credits feature some of the most high-profile programmes on British television including TOP OF THE POPS, HOLIDAY, POP IDOL EXTRA, THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE, THE ONE SHOW, COMIC RELIEF and THE BRITS. She presented the first three series of ITV’S THE X FACTOR and a Celebrity Series. Her other shows have included LOOSE WOMEN, ANOREXIA – MY SECRET PAST and a number of years hosting the STRICTLY COME DANCING live tour.

She regularly appeared on BBC Radio 2, including creating and hosting several series of PAPER CUTS and LINE OF ENQUIRY and in 2022 started her own weekly Saturday night show on Greatest Hits Radio. She has also taken the helm of the Smash Hits Show on Sunday nights. Her hugely successful podcast WHITE WINE QUESTION TIME is now in it’s 4th year with over 4 Million downloads and she hosts THE ROYAL BEAT which goes to 55 Million homes in the US alonem as well as on Amazon Prime.

Kate Thornton News

Such a delight to catch @thekatethornton on Saturday night’s #TheWeakestLink on @bbcone 🥳

Now streaming on @bbciplayer in case you missed it!

A huge congratulations to all our Team Pangolin radio hosts and DJs – some very, very exciting RAJAR figures released today 📻 🎉

And don’t forget to check out everyone live on the airwaves, every week ➡️

👉 Andy Goldstein (@andygoldstein05) on @talksport Drive, weekdays 4-7pm

👉 Charlie Hedges (@charliehedgesdj) on @bbcradio1 with Dance Anthems on Saturdays 4-7pm, and her weekday show with Rickie & Melvin (plus Live Lounge) from 10:30am

👉 Dave Berry (@dave_berry_insta)’s Breakfast Show on @absoluteradio, weekdays 6-10am

👉 Jenny Powell (@jennypowelltv)’s Breakfast Club on @greatesthitsuk, Saturdays and Sundays 6-10am

👉 Kate Thornton (@thekatethornton) Saturday nights on @greatesthitsuk 7-10pm, and her new show, The Smash Hits Years every Sunday 5-7pm

Brilliant to see the @greatesthitsuk TV ad airing this weekend 👏

Don’t miss
👉 @jennypowelltv’s Breakfast Club, weekend mornings from 6am
👉 @thekatethornton’s Saturday nights, from 7pm – and in for Debbie Mac this week through to Thursday, from 1pm!

Out today – don’t miss @thekatethornton’s chat with @kenbrucepopmaster on a brand new @whitewineqt 🎧 @greatesthitsuk

Available now wherever you get your podcasts!

Always love hearing @thekatethornton hosting her brilliant podcast @whitewineqt 🥂

Don’t miss the latest episode, out now wherever you get your podcasts 👏

A massive congratulations to @jennypowelltv and @thekatethornton, and the whole @greatesthitsuk team for their massive increase in listeners over the past year 🌟

Don’t miss Jenny’s breakfast club every weekend morning from 6am, and Kate’s Saturday night show every week from 7pm 📻

Another fantastic weekend on @greatesthitsuk coming up – don’t miss @jennypowelltv’s breakfast show from 6-10am on Saturday and Sunday, and @thekatethornton bringing the bangers, Saturday night 7-10pm 📻🌟

Don’t miss an incredible two part episode of @whitewineqt with @thekatethornton hosting and chatting to the one and only Richard & Judy – out now wherever you get your podcasts 🎧

Start the new week off with @thekatethornton’s fantastic chat with @official_ellahenderson – an all-new @whitewineqt out now wherever you get your podcasts 🎧

Fantastic chat between @thekatethornton and special guest @fernbritton on this week’s new episode of @whitewineqt – listen now wherever you get your podcasts 🎧

Kicking off this Saturday night, @thekatethornton joins @greatesthitsuk, playing all the best hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s – tune in from 7-10pm this, and every Saturday night 📻