Ben Kay Biography
Ben Kay is a popular former English international rugby union footballer who played Second row forward for England and Leicester Tigers.
Currently, He serves as a lead analyst and commentator on BT Sports coverage of the Aviva Premiership and serves with ITV Sport on their Six Nations coverage.
Kay covered the recent British Lions Tour to New Zealand for talkSPORT. He also served as a non-executive director on Leicester Tigers’ board of directors between 2014 and 2021. In 2007, He helped Leicester win the Premiership starting the final as they defeated Gloucester.
Ben Kay Age
Ben Kay was born in Liverpool, England on December 14, 1975. He is 46 years old and celebrates his birthday on December 14, every year.
Ben Kay Height
Kay is a man of above-average stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 6 inches (Approx. 1.98 m).
Ben Kay Education
He played for his school (Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School, Crosby) and has also played for the University of Queensland. He joined the University of Loughborough and graduated with a degree in Sports Science.
Ben Kay Family
Ben was born in Liverpool. He is the only son of Lord Justice of Appeal Sir John William Kay (1943–2004), which afterward earned him the nickname “M’lud” and his mother Jennifer Ann Kay.
Ben first started playing rugby for Waterloo minis going on to play for the Waterloo first team. His father died on the 2nd of July 2004 in London, following a heart attack. He has two siblings including a pretty sister called Amanda Yip a British High Court judge since 2017.
Ben Kay Wife
He is married to his long-time girlfriend called Virginia, a physiotherapist. His long-time Leicester Tigers and England teammate Martin Johnson was an usher at his wedding. The duo has two children.
Ben Kay Salary
Ben’s annual salary is $78,576 per year. This is according to BT Sports anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Ben Kay Net Worth
Kay has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.
Ben Kay Career
Ben is the lead analyst and commentator on BT Sports coverage of the Aviva Premiership and serves with ITV Sport on their Six Nations coverage. Kay also covered the recent British Lions Tour to New Zealand for talkSPORT.
Additionally, Ben also played 288 times through the Golden Era for England’s most successful club, Leicester Tigers which saw him play in an incredible 4 European Cup finals winning the tournament back to back in 2001 & 2002. His 11-year career at the club saw him win 6 premiership titles and play in 3 other finals as a runner-up.
From retiring from playing Kay has become a highly respected voice of authority on the game with BT and ITV as a co-commentator and analyst, writing in The Times and serving with Talksport.
He is also a Director of an award-winning advertising agency, and an ambassador for Ricoh UK and regularly serves with Blue Chip companies like Adidas, RBS, Credit Suisse, and Kier Group across a wide spectrum of industries to improve their team skills.
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