Tess Daly is an English model, actress, author and television personality best known for co-presenting the dancing reality show Strictly Come Dancing. Born and raised in Derbyshire, England, into a middle-class family, Tess’ mother wanted her to become a nurse. But a chance encounter with a model scout at the age of 17 changed the course of her life. At the age of 18, she began her modelling career and travelled to Tokyo, Paris and New York for her modelling assignments. After working as a model for more than a decade, in 2000, she entered the world of television and began as a co-presenter of the television shows such as ‘Find Me a Model’, ‘Back to Reality’ and ‘SMTV Live’. In 2004, she began co-presenting the British dancing reality show titled ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. It became one of the most popular reality shows in British history and turned Tess into a household name. She further appeared presenting more such shows as ‘This Time Tomorrow’ and ‘Just the Two of Us’. Also appearing as the face for a few local brands, she has also written two novels, such as ‘The Camera Never Lies’ and ‘It’s Up to You New York’.