Kate Bottley: God and the Gogglebox

Kate Bottley: God and the Gogglebox

Tues 28 July 8pm


Reverend Kate Bottley has been blessing our screens since her first appearance on Gogglebox in 2014.

With a cup of tea always to hand, her humour, witticisms and steadfast common sense made her a firm favourite with audiences. Her bright personality and openness about her life and faith has struck a chord with many, and Kate now co-hosts the Good Morning Sunday show on BBC Radio 4 with Jason Mohammed, has appeared on Songs of Praise a number of times, and is a regular guest on Pause for Thought on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. Who can forget, also, her turn on Celebrity MasterChef?

Kate will be joining us at Hever Festival Theatre to talk about her road to faith and her philosophy of life.

The audience will also be able to ask their own questions about Kate herself and wider issues of faith and wellbeing.


Reverend Kate Bottley

Originally from Sheffield, the Reverend Kate Bottley is a priest in North Nottinghamshire. She is passionate about bringing stories of faith and belief to the widest audience possible. Kate was not raised in a church-going family, and only started going to church because she fancied the local vicar’s son. They have been married since 1998 and have two children.

In 2012 Kate was part of a wedding flashmob video which went viral with over 7 million hits on YouTube. This led to her being approached by Channel 4’s BAFTA and NTA winning series Gogglebox.

Kate currently presents Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2 alongside Jason Mohammed. She previously presented The Sunday Hour (BBC Radio 2) and has appeared as a contributor on Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary and Pause for Thought on Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, for which she won a Jerusalem Award. She has also fronted the documentary Believing in Beauty (BBC Radio 2).


Presenting work also includes Alone With the In-Laws (Studio Lambert/BBC 2), In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1 and is a regular presenter on Songs of Praise and The One Show (BBC 1). She has made guest appearances on Celebrity MasterChef, Hairy Bikers Cracking Christmas,  Impossible Celebrities, Rip Off Britain (BBC 1), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC 2) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4). In 2017, Kate journeyed to Camino de Santiago for The Pilgrimage, a three-part travelogue series for BBC 2.

Kate has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent, Saga Magazine and the Radio Times. She is currently taking a break from full-time parish ministry but continues to take church services and officiate at weddings and funerals as part of a wider remit which includes writing and broadcasting projects.

Kate loves telly and dancing. Her karaoke songs of choice are 9 to 5 or Ice, Ice Baby. She is owned by a 7-year-old retired racing greyhound called Buster.


Reserved covered seating £16.50

Reserved covered seating Friends £14.85

Discounted Theatre and Gardens Ticket £28.10 Adult £23.50 Child

Pre-theatre suppers can be reserved for before the evening performance only, with your ticket purchase.