TV presenter Tim Vincent has been a familiar face on our screens for years.
Over his career to date he’s had success as an actor and presented on UK and US television. This weekend he will be taking to the state at London’s Excel to present Miss World 2014, which will be broadcast on E! at 3pm on Sunday.
We caught up with Tim to find out what viewers can expect from Miss World, how he got involved with the competition, and to talk about his long and successful career.
Hi Tim. How are you today? Where does this Q&A find you?
I’m currently in London at Excel. We are in the middle of rehearsals for this Sunday’s show.
You’re presenting the Grand Final of Miss World this weekend. What can people expect?
Anything can happen! It’s a live 2 hour show with 121 Miss Worlds, and a total of a billion people watching from around the world. You can expect gorgeous women representing their country, competing in different events.
This will be the third time you’ve presented Miss World. How did you get involved with it and what do you love about it?
It is my third time presenting the live show. I love having a varied job – one minute I’m interviewing Christian Bale and Angelina Jolie about their new movie releases and the next I’m presenting Miss World live to billions of people across the globe.
Miss World is televised across the globe. What do you think makes the show one of the most iconic and enduring of its kind?
It’s been going since 1951. Beautiful, talented women get the chance to represent their country and compete on various tasks. Viewers can vote for their favourite via an online app.
You’ve had huge success as a presenter in both the UK and the US. Tell us how you got into presenting.
I used to be an actor on Children’s Ward. Then I appeared on Big Breakfast and Zig and Zag. I submitted my CV to Blue Peter however they required journalist experience, which I didn’t have! I then resubmitted including this and managed to get an interview.
As a presenter for Access Hollywood you’ve interviewed some of the most famous people on the planet. Who has been your favourite to interview?
John Travolta was great. It was one of the first Access Hollywood interviews I had conducted so I was still on trial. It was in Venice and I had mentioned that I was a terrible dancer and whether he could offer any tips. He was with Scarlett Johansson and they both got up and the three us ended up dancing together!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
If you are dedicated and passionate, then go for it! Keep trying as it won’t happen overnight.
You’ve also done some acting over your career. Do you have any plans to do any more of that in the future?
Not at the moment. Committing to a drama production is a long process – it normally takes months.
What else do you have coming up in the New Year?
NBC have renewed my contract for another three years. I will be covering Sundance in January for Access Hollywood.
What will you be doing for Christmas this year?
Eating to excess, drinking vino and panicking about what Christmas presents I haven’t bought – in that order!
Miss World airs this Sunday 14th December at 3pm on E!