The Reverend Canon Kate Bottley

The Reverend Canon Kate Bottley

  • After Dinner Speaker
  • TV Presenter Songs of Praise
  • Radio Broadcaster

Originally from Sheffield, The Reverend Canon Kate Bottley is a Priest in North Nottinghamshire. She is passionate about briefing stories of faith and belief to the widest audience possible. In 2012 Kate was part of a Wedding Flash Mob video which went viral with over 7 million hits on YouTube. This led to her being approached by Channel 4’s BAFTA and NTA winning series Gogglebox.

Kate currently presents Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2 alongside Jason Mohammed. She previously presented The Sunday Hour (BBC Radio 2) and has appeared as a contributor on Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary and Pause for Thought on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, for which she won a Jerusalem Award. She has also fronted the documentary Believing in Beauty (BBC Radio 2).

Kate is a regular presenter on Songs of Praise, Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4) The One Show, Sunday Morning Live and Sunday Morning Stories (BBC 1). She has also presented Alone With the In-Laws (Studio Lambert/BBC 2) and In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1.

She has made guest appearances on Would I Lie To You, The Wheel, Celebrity MasterChef, Hairy Bikers Cracking Christmas, Impossible Celebrities, Rip Off Britain (BBC 1), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC 2) 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Sitting on a Fortune (ITV1). In 2017, Kate journeyed to Camino de Santiago for The Pilgrimage, a three-part travelogue series for BBC 2.

Kate adores outdoor swimming not only for its benefits to her physical but also her mental health. In 2018 she set herself the challenge of doing 365 outdoor swims in a single year, which she completed.

Kate loves telly and dancing. Her karaoke songs of choice are 9 to 5 or Ice, Ice Baby. She is owned by a 12 year old retired racing greyhound called Buster

To book Kate for your next event, please call a booking agent on 020 3500 3331 or email

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We chose Kate as the after dinner speaker for our Annual Institute Dinner. Throughout the evening Kate was absolutely fantastic, from speaking with top table guests before the meal to dancing with guests after her speech. Kate’s delivery was flawless, she engaged with everybody in the room and her speech was absolutely brilliant and had one or two people crying with laughter. I couldn’t recommend Kate more highly for any corporate events as her professionalism and humour couldn’t fail to disappoint.
Wonderful evening and Kate must have said hello or hugged most of our members!! Such a warm and interesting lady.
The feedback from our members has been tremendous, many have said it was the best meeting ever. Kate’s presentation truly inspired our members, her humour and easy chat uplifted everyone and they all went home smiling.