Yvette Fielding


Yvette Fielding

Presenter / Producer Most Haunted

Born : 23rd Sept, 1968

Yvette Fielding was educated at Pownall Green Primary School and Bramhall High School in Bramhall, Stockport, in Greater Manchester. She also attended Hillcrest Grammar School, Davenport and Dane Bank College in Crewe (studying drama). Fielding’s first major role came in 1983 when she was cast in the children’s BBC series Seaview. The comedy-drama show centred around a teenage girl called Sandy Shelton (played by Fielding), growing up living at her parents’ guest house in Blackpool. The show ran for two series and secured Fielding’s popularity with younger audiences. After this, Fielding made a guest appearance in an episode of Juliet Bravo.

In 1987 Yvette Fielding became a presenter on the BBC children’s show, Blue Peter. To date Fielding still holds the record of being the youngest presenter on Blue Peter, starting on 29 June 1987 three months before her 19th birthday. While on the series Fielding also had an acting role in Last of the Summer Wine (making an appearance in the series while making a Blue Peter report on the show). During her time on the show, Fielding won the SOS Award for the Most Popular Woman on Television, competing with Cilla Black, Victoria Wood and Kylie Minogue. Years after Fielding left the show, her trip on a rollercoaster with fellow presenter Mark Curry was voted the Favourite Blue Peter moment of all time by viewers. After five years of Blue Peter, Fielding co-hosted What’s Up Doc?, a Saturday morning children’s show on ITV. The series ran for three years and established Fielding with slightly older audiences.

From 1995 Fielding made a successful transition from children’s to television for an older audience. After leaving What’s Up Doc? Fielding presented Heaven and Earth, The General and City Hospital for the BBC. She was a regular host of Karaoke Challenge and contributed weekend continuity for Challenge TV. From 1998 – 2000, Fielding appeared as a regular alongside Fred Dineage and Toyah Willcox on a property-pricing based game-show called Under Offer made for Meridian Television. In 2005 Fielding appeared as Annie Lennox in a celebrity special of ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes, and in the same year she also made a guest appearance on the BBC music quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In 2007 Fielding appeared in the ITV2 reality television programme Deadline, finishing second. Later on in the year she appeared as a guest on That Antony Cotton Show. In January 2008, Fielding appeared as a contestant on the BBC quiz show Celebrity Mastermind, with her specialist subject being Henry VIII.

In 2002, Yvette Fielding and her husband Karl Beattie established their own television production company, Antix Productions. Their first production was Most Haunted for the British TV channel Living. In the show, viewers can see Fielding and paranormal experts investigating various supposedly haunted locations around Britain, in the hopes that paranormal activity may be documented by the crew. Most Haunted proved popular with audiences and remains to this day one of Living’s highest-rated original shows. Leading on from this, in 2006 Fielding presented and produced Ghosthunting with…, a paranormal show for ITV2 which shows Fielding leading various celebrities around haunted locations. These two shows have established Yvette Fielding as British televisions ‘first lady’ of the paranormal, and somewhat of a cult figure. Fielding has made many appearances and interviews in the British media in connection with her paranormal investigations and programmes, including guest appearances on The Sunday Night Project (Channel 4), The Chris Moyles Show (BBC Radio 1) and Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (BBC One). Furthering her paranormal franchise, in 2008 Fielding made her first move into radio, hosting Yvette Fielding’s Fright Nights on Kerrang! Radio. Fielding left the radio station a few months later however, due to other work commitments.

In 2008 Fielding and Beattie formed a new company called Monster Pictures to operate the Paranormal Channel. The channel (launched 9 June 2008) claims to be the first TV channel in the world dedicated to the paranormal, and aims to be ground breaking in its investigation of the subject. Fielding acts as anchor to the channel and presents original programming on the station. The channel was renamed the Unexplained Channel in 2009, this came to an end in 2010.

Yvette Fielding was the main anchor for the Paranormal Channel, later to be renamed the Unexplained Channel, for which she presented a 2009 series with Lesley Smith and Cath Howe entitled Screaming Banshees.

Fielding also presented two new episodes of Ghosthunting with… in summer 2009, one episode featuring Boyzone and Louis Walsh, and another featuring Happy Mondays.

From February to March 2009, Yvette Fielding appeared in Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV1. Fielding featured in the Ant v Dec segment of the programme, as a member of Ant’s team (she was eliminated from the contest in the 5th round).

Yvette Fielding and her husband were the celebrity subjects of a one hour documentary for Living called Living With Yvette & Karl which aired on the 1 November 2008. A sequel documentary entitled In Bed with Yvette & Karl which aired on Living on January 17, 2009, charted Fielding’s hysterectomy operation and recovery. A full-length series of In Bed with Yvette & Karl, was then commissioned, and airied on Living during June and July 2009. In October 2009, a further documentary entitled Yvette & Karl: Life begins at 40 was broadcast.

On 21 May 2009, Yvette appeared for a fourth time on the Paul O’Grady Show, and a day later, she appeared on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. In July 2009, Fielding was a celebrity panelist in an episode of the Channel 4 comedy show 8 out of 10 Cats. In November 2009, Fielding appeared as a celebrity contestant in an episode of Come Dine With Me, finishing third.

On 19 January 2010, Yvette appeared on the National Television Awards to represent Come Dine With Me.

Yvette loves cars and has owned Aston Martins and even a London taxi. Her love of cars was shown on Fifth Gear in 2008 and can be seen on YOU TUBE .

She has stated on the George Lamb radio show, that her front teeth were knocked out when she was eight years old, playing with her cousin Stuart Torevell.

Yvette Fielding announced on 25 June 2010, via the Antix Productions website, that she was to step down as presenter of Most Haunted. In subsequent interviews, Fielding also indicated that she would finish presenting Ghosthunting with.. and all other paranormal-based broadcasts in 2010.  However in May 2011, Fielding appeared in an episode of the UK version of the Celebrity Ghost Stories series for the bio channel  with the entire UK series of Celebrity Ghost Stories being produced by Antix Productions company. Then in September 2011 Fielding presented another episode of Ghosthunting with… featuring the cast of The Only Way Is Essex.

In April 2012 Yvette Fielding appeared in an episode of Olly: Life On Murs, in which she and Olly Murs visited a haunted house.

In October 2012 Fielding appeared on BBC Radio 2 and The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV1 talking about the paranormal and her ghost hunting career. In these interviews Fielding stated that she will return to Most Haunted in 2013, which indeed it did online for Halloween.

In October 2013 she returned to Most Haunted in an online version of the show.

In December 2013 she opened a tea shop called Proper Tea in Manchester next to the Cathedral saying it was a lifelong dream of hers.

In April 2014 in an interview with Really TV and then later on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch she confirmed a new TV series of Most Haunted would be aired later in 2014.

26 thoughts on “Yvette Fielding”

  1. You are a total arse hole!!! The programme would be at least interesting without your stupid screams….Try my Ouija board and get a real sense of horror!!!! You are a waste of time!

  2. I noticed Yvette lives quite close to our old bakery based in stoke. would love it to be filmed here, the place is full of spirits Yvette if you’re listening come along and have a look at the old place anytime you’re up in Stoke duck

  3. just read the haunted crew r coming to my neck of the woods on 27-28th october to old nick theatre Gainsborough Lincoln its £45 each tho which dont sound a lot but sadly it is when you double the price (shame) got to go on one its a ambition of mine before i pop me clogs.

  4. @jason loved the youhg ones and only fools its frustrating not hearing anything you watch they’ll hit us with the news when were not expecting it
    i know its off the subject but i dont suppose you know where that space junk has landed do you?

  5. hope you are ok claire and your cat is ok my dog died last she was my best friend she kept coming up and down stairs to see me beacuse i cant get up down stairs becuse of my legs x

  6. @ Jason: They do seem to tend towards the dark arts a bit of late. Still, I suppose it wouldn’t be a proper Halloween show without Fred Batt summoning the Demon Ftumch.
    I was watching The Young Ones last night as you can probably tell

    lol Vicki

    Re my cat thanks for asking x awww not so good kinda praying at the moment. He is 15 and seems fine its just 1 of his eyes is protrudung a little. Got blood pressure checked fine waiting for thyroid function test results. So other possibilities are some kind of trauma or a growth. Either way it is looking like my boy will have to have it removed.
    Probably not for this forum but……so sorry have a good weekend x

  7. @nikki reambear watching the young ones aint seen it for ages like watching the old only fools and horses but just wish most haunted would say somthing now

  8. BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY YVETTE,wishing you a day of happiness,good food ,good wine,and a lovely pair of new shoes or even a car!
    pleease come back to our screens soon were all watching old reruns of MH which is ok down memory lane but we’d like some new action.thanks cherry on top.
    @claire thoughts r with you for your cat(bless)

  9. @ Claire: Oh, there’s plenty of ol’ ‘Degsie’ in the mix. 😉

    I hope you’re cat is alright.

    @ Jason: They do seem to tend towards the dark arts a bit of late. Still, I suppose it wouldn’t be a proper Halloween show without Fred Batt summoning the Demon Ftumch.
    I was watching The Young Ones last night as you can probably tell 😉

  10. Happy Birthday Yvette dont know if you visit us here but all the best, have a great day and a fab year. Hope to see you and the gang soon love Clairexx

    Well Vicki its on in the background at the minute but have to take my cat to the vet so with you in spirit lol enjoy!
    Any Derek in your plan lol.

  11. I’m planning a big Most Haunted-athon tomorrow, 8am-5pm(ish), with breaks, obviously, to mark Yvette’s birthday. Who’s with me!? 😀

  12. Hello Yvette. I was horrified to hear that the Most Haunted show had ended. I loved watching you all doing great things in the paranormal world, your locations were perfect & OMG how brave are you???!!! I would have loved to have came on a Ghost hunt with you, I would have been in my elliment!! Your husband Karl is an amazing guy & you both make the perfect couple. M<e & my husband Matt loved watching your real reality show, loving watching Karl zooming round naked on his quad awww how funny, like me to have a husband so real like that you have to have a great sense of humour. We surely miss you all so much. With Most haunted you made me scream & frightend me so much I had to cuddle my husband, lol 🙂 Your reality personal show you shared with us all was brilliant, shareing your opperation, wedding, arguements, laughter & tears, brought many tears to my eyes, I feel your friends not just people you see on t.v. Miss you so much, come back, your a fighter!!! an inspiration to all women, especialy us married women. 🙂 xxx

  13. hi,yvette,did you like the musieum in p/boroughwhen are you coming to p/borough again?love all your shows,it keeps me spellbound regards dot fielding

  14. hi yvette i like your show,wondering if we are related by any chance.my husbands family come from mainly/glinton/deeping st.james.i would like to be on your facebook regards dorothy fielding

  15. Heya Yvette!
    Myself and my fiance are huge fans! We love the show and are watching it right now live o living. We are both living in Ireland and were wondering if there was any way we could possibly ‘tag’ along on one of the investigations? This is not a joke by the way and we are not crazy lol. We would love to have the chance to do something like this so please consider it. Thanks Hannah and Oliver x

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