Kate Walsh (born 17 June 1981) is an English television presenter and former licensing development manager who came to the public's attention in March 2009 whilst appearing as a candidate in the fifth series of The Apprentice. She co-hosted the Channel 5 evening entertainment show Live from Studio Five from its launch in September 2009 until the final edition on 4 February 2011. She also presented the Live from Studio Five replacement OK! TV after original host Denise van Outen pulled out of the role three days before the programme's launch. Walsh left the show on 16 August 2011 along with co-host Matt Johnson.
Walsh was born and brought up in Hednesford, Staffordshire. She attended Blake Valley Technology College and has a BSc degree in Psychology and Management from Aston University, Birmingham.
In 2009, Walsh took part in Series 5 of The Apprentice where she competed for a job working for Alan Sugar. She finished as runner-up to Yasmina Siadatan.
- Runner-up: Kate, for being "too perfect and robotic", and for pricing the chocolates at a high retail price.
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- Who's sorry now, Sir Alan? Apprentice loser Kate fights back Mail Online, 27 June 2009
TV presenting career
After her stint on The Apprentice, Walsh hosted a women's fashion segment on GMTV, appearing for a number of episodes.
In September 2009, Walsh joined Channel 5 to present Live from Studio Five. She presented the show alongside various co-presenters until its cancellation in February 2011. Walsh was the only presenter from the original line-up to remain with the programme from its launch.
Walsh returned to Channel 5 to co-present the new entertainment show, OK! TV from 14 February 2011 to August 2011. She has since appeared as a panellist on the Big Brother spin-off show, Big Brother's Bit on the Side on 5*.
Walsh lived in Hednesford in Cannock but moved to London to live with boyfriend and fellow Apprentice contestant, Philip Taylor.
Walsh is a member of the Labour Party and appeared in a party broadcast in 2011.
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