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Reggie Yates

Birthplace: Archway, Islington, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Jo Jo Yates and Private
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Actor, Television Presenter, Radio DJ
Managed by: Private User
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    • Private
    • Private
    • Private

About Reggie Yates

Reggie Yates (born 31 May 1983) is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ, best known for his roles for the BBC in radio and television. He presented various shows for BBC Radio 1 alongside Fearne Cotton. In 2012, Yates left Radio 1 and left BBC One's talent show The Voice UK with Holly Willoughby after two years presenting.

He was born to Ghanaian parents, Reginald JoJo Yates and Felicia Asante who married in 1981. The couple divorced in 1985. Reggie has an older sister Cerise.

In his episode of Who Do You Think You Are Reggie explored the family history of his father, also Reginald, known as JoJo Yates, a musician who makes traditional African instruments. Jo Jo 's father was Harry Philip Yates who was born in Ghana and his mother Diana, a seamstress in Ghana. Harry was the son of George William Yates, a British mining company accountant, and his customary wife Dorothy Lloyd.

Dorothy was probably the daughter of Augustus George Lloyd, a British commissioner in the Colonial Service working in Ghana at the time, and Sarah of the Gold Coast, a successful trader and business woman. Lloyd deserted Sarah and Dorothy. Dorothy and George Yates had a customary marriage, not legal in the United Kingdom. Dorothy later married Vardon.

Both George William Yates and Augustus George Lloyd had British families as well as their children born in Ghana.

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Reggie Yates's Timeline

May 31, 1983
Greater London, England, United Kingdom