Pointless Celebrities: The former Blue Peter presenter you forgot was in Emmerdale for a year

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This weekend will see a very special edition of Pointless Celebrities, as Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong will be hosting a Blue Peter edition of the quiz.

This will be music to the ears of anyone aged between 20-35, as we’ll all remember how envious we were of that friend-of-a-friend who netted themselves a nice badge.

But it’ll be an even bigger episode for the Emmerdale fans amongst us, as the upcoming show will feature Tim Vincent, who not only hosted the kids show itself, but also played the vet Adam Forrester in the Yorkshire-based soap.

That is right years after being on Blue Peter, Tim starred in the hit ITV soap.

He was in 64 episodes from March 21, 2000 through to January 16, 2001.

Fans will remember Tim’s character Adam arrived in the village just as a truck collided with a bus, resulting in numerous casualties.

Adam managed to rescue a majority of the passengers.

He later clashed with Marlon Dingle, as the pair both tried to win the affections of Tricia Dingle. Tricia picked Adam but the relationship soon ended after she caught Virginia West calling Adam back to bed.

Adam also saved Paddy Kirk after he was kicked unconscious by a horse, ending the feud between them and Paddy’s girlfriend Mandy.

His time on Emmerdale ended when a horse suffered an adverse reaction to penicillin and he was sacked from the veterinary surgery.

Tim Vincent (centre) with other former Blue Peter presenters (L-R) Anthea Turner, John Leslie, Diane-Louise Jordan, Katy Hill and Richard Bacon in 2018

Tim Vincent (centre) with other former Blue Peter presenters (L-R) Anthea Turner, John Leslie, Diane-Louise Jordan, Katy Hill and Richard Bacon in 2018

Tim began presenting Blue Peter back in 1993, and during his time on the CBBC show, he completed the New York Marathon and travelled to South Africa.

In fact, Blue Peter’s former long-running editor Biddy Baxter said Tim – who left in 1997 – is the longest-serving presenter, and for his service he was awarded bronze Blue Peter badge, a butterscotch waistcoat and a packet of prawn cocktail Quavers.

On top of his on-screen career, Tim has done a fair bit of stage acting over the years, appearing in musical comedy stage production ‘pantomime’ for a number of years, always playing the role of Dandini in Cinderella.

He then went on to host the Sky One programme ‘There’s something about Miriam’, which was a 2003 reality TV show which featured six men trying to win over a Mexican model.

And two years later he presented a Conservative Party political broadcast.

But arguably, one of the biggest points of his career came in 2009, when both he and Joe Swash became Guinness World Record holders for throwing the most pancakes to a partner as part of a challenge on Channel 4’s The Paul O’Grady Show.

Over the years Tim has also spent time living in the United States, when he was hosting the Miss USA contest in 2007.

But off the screens, Tim’s dipped his toes in the radio world, and has presented shows on the radio network ‘Galaxy’, Capital FM and in August 2009, was announced as the guest host of Kim Wilde’s Secret Songs Sunday on Magic FM.

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Tim’s personal life however is very different. The veteran presenter is a proud father to two adorable twins, Jasper Oliver, and Felix Samuel, whom he shares with his partner Gemma Charles.

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