JEREMY VINE has been a regular fixture on our TV screens for years, and began presenting his own Channel 5 current affairs show in September 2018. So how did an election help Jeremy Vine meet his wife?
The BBC are running rolling election coverage throughout the night as the nation nervously awaits news on its new Government. Journalist and presenter Jeremy Vine is set to return to our screens to measure electoral shifts with the BBC’s iconic “swingometer”.
Who is Jeremy Vine?
Jeremy Vine is an English presenter, broadcaster and journalist.
Aged 54, Jeremy was born in 1965 in Surrey, and is the brother of comedian Tim Vine.
He studied English at Durham University, before starting his career in the media.
He eventually joined the Today programme on Radio 4, and then became a political reporter for the BBC.
A firm fixture on our TV screens during election season, Jeremy also presented Newsnight and The Politics Show.
Away from politics, Jeremy was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.
Partnered with Karen Hauer, Jeremy was a hit with viewers but not with the judges, and was booted out in week eight.
Who is Jeremy Vine’s wife?
Jeremy Vine is married to newsreader Rachel Schofield.
According to the Telegraph, Jeremy and Rachel met while touring Britain in VW camper van for Newsnight, during the 2001 general election campaign.
The couple subsequently married a year after they met in 2002.
The pair have two daughters together, and live in London.
Previously, Jeremy was married to American banker Janelle Muntz from 1992 until 2000, but they later divorced.
In an interview with the Guardian in 2015, Jeremy spoke about how he spends his spare time with his wife.
He said: “My wife, Rachel Schofield, a presenter on the BBC News Channel, insisted I join the National Trust and we visit old buildings.
“Dad always makes a joke that I’m one of them because I’m 50 and she’s 39.
“Culturally, she’s on it in a way I’m not, but – now – I’m more aware.
“I understand there’s great merit in listening to a beautiful symphony or looking at a great stately home.”
BBC election results coverage starts at 9.55pm on BBC One.