Kate Thornton joined the Sunday Mirror from college in 1992 as an editorial assistant and became senior features writer. In 1995 she moved to the Daily Mirror where she started her own daily entertainment column before leaving to be editor of Smash Hits.
Her television work includes Don't Try This at Home on ITV, co-presenting Hit for Six on VH1, presenting Top of the Pops and working as showbiz correspondent
for This Morning.
Kate currently presents Pop Idol Extra on ITV2.