Kate Thornton

Kate is a talented and versatile broadcaster and journalist who first rose to public prominence as the first female and youngest ever Editor of Smash Hits at the age of 21.
As a writer she’s also worked as a Contributing Editor at The Sunday Times and Marie Claire Magazine, but is probably best known for her work as a television and radio presenter on 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, This Morning, Loose Women and The Brits, as well as presenting the first three series of ITV’s The X Factor.
She currently hosts The Royal Beat which goes to 55 Million homes in the US on Amazon Prime and two years ago joined Greatest Hits Radio – now the UK’s most successful commercial radio station – where she broadcasts every Saturday and Sunday.
In 2019 Kate launched White Wine Question Time, her critically acclaimed podcast, that sees her sit down with a celebrity guest each week to ask them three thought provoking questions over three glasses of wine. 

Kate Thornton News

Very excited for @thekatethornton’s new weekend shows on @greatesthitsuk – kicking off this Saturday from 1-5pm, and Sunday from 4-7pm (incl. the UK Pop 40!) 👏

So brilliant to have @thekatethornton and @greggawallace teaming up on @bbcthehitlist last night 👏

Catch up now on @bbciplayer!

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 📻