Benjamin Peter Sherrignton Shepherd is a famous English presenter who has been on the news lately as rumors have been going around that he is gay. Fans of the famous sports and television presenter have also been wondering about the truth behind the rumors as they are eager to find out the truth.
This article aims to provide all the needed answers about Ben Shepherd as well as the truth behind the rumors. Follow Crossover99.com for more LGBTQ news and celebrity gossip as they unfold.
Ben Shepard’s Early Life
Ben Shepard was born on December 11, 1974. He attended his high school at Chigwell School which is an independent school in the civil parish of Chigwell in the Epling Forest area of Essex. After high school, he proceeded to the University of Birmingham.
At the University of Birmingham, he was able to achieve a BA honors degree in Dance, Drama, and Theatre Arts. Ben Shepard had initially wanted to be an actor. However, during his University days, he joined a local weather network through a casting process. He was then encouraged by a producer to pursue a career as a television presenter.
Ben Shepard’s career began when he took part in the hosting of the Channel 4 spin-off show The Bigger Breakfast, which featured fellow presenters Josie D’Arby, Dermot O’Leary, and Melanie Sykes in 1998. In the same year, he became the first presenter of T4’s teen strand on Channel 4 which began showing on October 25, 1998.
He also worked with ITV to present the first three series of the ITV2 spin-off program The Xtra Factor while Kate hosted the maim show between 2004 and 2006. Ben Shepard then went on to join the long-running programme GMTV in 2000 where he was tasked with presenting Entertainment Today alongside Jenni Falconer.
However, he quickly announced his departure from the show on June 30, 2010, 2 months before the end of the program. He disclosed that he wanted to spend more time with his family as well as focus on charity organizations.
But instead on July 27, 2010, barely a month after his resignation he signed a deal with Sky Sports he presented Goals on Sunday with Chris Kamara. It was reported that the deal was worth over £495,000 a year. He was also tasked with covering the UEFA Champions League. He eventually left Sky Sports in 2011.
Ben Shepard in early 2000 was a presenter of BBC Choice EastEnders Revealed Program. He presented the BBC entertainment series Dancer with Strictly Come Dancing judges. Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli as panels.
Aside from being a sports analyst, he was also featured in different programs such as the National Lottery game show 1 vs. 100 between 2007 and 2009 taking over from Dermot Leary. He also served as a presenter on Magic Radio Station and presented on Saturday’s breakfast shows.
Ben Shepard has been featured in several films such as A Bear’s Christmas Tail as a carol singer. He was then featured in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009. Ben Shepard also holds the record for smashing the most pumpkins in one minute and the record for highest reverse bungee jump which was beaten in 2010 by David Hasselhoff.
Is Ben Shepard Gay?
No, Ben Shepard is not gay. Contrary to reports and rumors suggesting that Ben Shepard is gay it is safe to say that they are fake and have been not verified. Ben Shepard’s past relationships and current marriage have not in any way portrayed him as gay as he is currently married to a woman.
It is still not clear how the reports of him emerged but netizens and fans are advised to follow credible news sites as well as verify news and information that has been passed out.
Who Is Ben Shepard Dating?
Ben Shepard is currently married to Annie Perks who has been his friend for a long time. The couple got married on March 25 2004 and share two lovely children.
The couple met when they were both students at the University of Birmingham. Annie Perks at that time was studying philosophy and she was the Head of the Philosophy & Epistemology Society.