Deborah Jay Kelly- Red Carpet Host, Presenter and Entrepreneur
Deborah Jay Kelly is a well-known celebrity featured regularly on tv, radio, magazine and national newspapers. What people do not realise is that her career has spanned some 27 years starting as a junior journalist, responsible for launching numerous newspapers and magazines as group advertising director, producing content and voicing commercials for a nationally recognised radio station which was a leading pirate station that was given a legal licence.
Creating some of the first 0891 televised competitions on channel 4, channel 5, sky tv (42 channels),cable networks, and magazine such as ok magazine, owning her own advertising agency at the age of 30, being featured on tv shows since she was 17 years old and being heavily involved in property investment which led to a turnover in the region of millions of pounds.
‘I am always inventing new concepts. I was one of the first agencies to integrate tv station with premium rate and tour operator to produce an all win money making enterprise’. This led to this idea being utilised by ‘stars in their eyes’ and the breakfast show ‘good morning’.
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She now spends her time as a Reality TV Actress, Fashion Presenter, Red Carpet Host, Model, Catwalk, Latin American Dance Instructor, Beauty School Owner, IQA, Assessor and International Trainer, VIP Pageant Judge. Having has 8 books published she is currently writing her ninth.
There is not much that I won’t or can’t do. In fact, the challenges that are out of my comfort zone have proved to be the most incredible experiences.
One of these was to win the CURRENT Pageant Title for Mrs Classic WOW and a Former Winner of Ms Classic British Empire 2016 and to be Nominated and Awarded ‘Best Fashion Presenter’ 2017 and 'Best Red Carpet Host' 2019.
Having worked as a part-time model, dancer and actress since I was 17, being in front of a camera are natural for me. I have been the ‘Presenter and Host’ of the Islamabad Fashion Week, a Guest Speaker at numerous Events, Singer in a Jazz Band, Author and Red Carpet Interviewer.
I am versatile and can fit in anywhere quickly and comfortably. My School ‘The Angel Academy of Teaching and Training’ is featured regularly on high profile TV shows.
‘We must always push past our boundaries of comfort if we want to make an impact and effect change as very little is achieved within our comfort zone’!!
How did you get involved in fashion presenting and as a celebrity red carpet host?
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I have always worked heavily for charity and modelling. As a journalist and a public speaker, it was a natural progression for me. I organised a charity fashion show at the age of 20 and this started a long-standing career with fashion designers, tv channels, models and entrepreneurs. As I have got older I have established a large client base and am even busier than ever which is a real blessing to me. I have always worked in and adored fashion.
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Having been an introvert due to past illness and wearing my first set of false eyelashes at the age of 44, I don’t think any of the audiences I have presented to throughout the world would ever realise that I suffered a true sense of worthlessness.
Article excerpt from Fabulos Magazine. Photo-Credit Fotorender
I believe that this is what made me grow and to develop empathy for all humans whatever their colour, creed, race, gender or sexual inclination. This is what I thrive on when I stand on a stage in front of 100’s and sometimes 1000’s of people I do not know.
Fortunately for me, these people have embraced me and I am forever thankful. I am now able to walk on stage without a script or any previous prepping, I can improvise and pick up a cue very quickly. Being a red carpet host is so much fun, I get to interview incredible people and am never phased by them or their successes. I want to bring out the best in every person that I interview and if you treat a person with respect in the way that they want to be treated they are always honourable.
‘Best Female Presenter’ 2017.
As a TV actress have you always been able to choose how you are portrayed?
I have been extremely lucky in my ability to control how I have been portrayed and to uphold my reputation. I have appeared on a few controversial tv shows such as Towie and ashley banjo’s secret street crew with quite a tongue in cheek humour as I think it is important to not take yourself too seriously and always enjoy what you do.
Best Female TV Personality Award 2017 at International Achievers Awards
WHY IS CHARITY SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?
My aim always is to help to bring people together for a good cause, to integrate nations and to allow people to be important and to fulfil their dreams. There is so much suffering in the world and it is easy to feel powerless to help. I can only try to change my world and the world of those around me so I involve myself in as many charity events as I can to publisise them and spread the word. I am currently the London ambassador for ladies of all nations and have worked with:-
Marie Curie Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Cancel Cancer Africa, Mind, Diabetes Africa, Sierre Leone Refuge, Ebola, Tibetan Mud Slides, Indian Premature Born Children (I purchased an incubator), Tsunami African Orphanage, PDSA, RSPCA, Sponsorship of Homeless Children, Pattaya Orphanage. Disasters Emergency, Southend Hospital and many others.
I was subsequently awarded the ‘Best Charity Supporter’ Award at Miss London Borough Pageants 2015’
ACADEMY OF TEACHING AND TRAINING?
I launched my academy in 2003 as a result of having suffered a truly debilitating illness. At first it focused mainly on rehabilitation and therapy as this had been where my expertise lay due to my illness. We then branched out into beauty. My academy is unique, there is nothing similar. Teaching often takes place at a salon or spa, and often in my home with very small class numbers or one to one. Being ex-college I felt that there had been too much emphasis on retention figures and teacher led courses. I felt that courses should always put the student first and be relative to each student and their own specific needs.
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY BASH FOR FASHION PRESENTER AND REALITY TV ACTRESS DEBORAH JAY KELLY
HOT OFF OF THE PRESS- SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2019 - THE NOVOTEL HOTEL GREENWICH
Saturday 20th July 2019 saw this cosy celebrity get together in a homely environment based on ‘Saturday night with Jules Holland’. Deborah Jay Kelly created a unique event that featured impromtu and exciting sets which included Live Performances from X-Factor’s own Amrick Channa and Hip Hop and TV Celebrity Cream Boomtown. Deborah rocked the stage singing ‘I will survive’ by Gloria Gaynor in a duet with Amrick too.
Top Designer included Jocelyn Banks, Samuella James and Vinette Grant with Stunning Models of every nationality.
This was a show featuring glamour and non-stop entertainment.
Show stopping entertainment from the Legendary Number 1 Bollywood Dancer Faraz Khan along with
Professional Salsa Dancers Gareth Prior and Caroline, all Celebrity guests had themed tables from
Singers, Dancers, Politicians, Charity Ambassadors, Film Directors and Celebrities. John Rambo the morning show host for Apna Channel and Boy Band Icon Alfie J Carreira made VIP appearances.
This was an elite invite only event televised as the ‘Launch of Deborah Jay Kelly’s new chat show’ for Sky TV. It
also marked the launch of her luxurious new ‘Stem Cell Technology’ vegan Skincare range called ‘Celebrity’ Red Carpet Skincare by Deborah Jay Kelly.
Having been a Red Carpet Host and Fashion Presenter for some 20 years she had the support of X Factor Entertainers with Guest appearances from Big Brother, Britains Got Talent and X Factor.
Beauty Girls from the ‘Angel Academy of Teaching and Training’ as featured on ‘Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew’ BBC were product Ambassadors and provided hand massages trialling the products.
Deborah has been an aspiration and worked relentlessly in the world of Multi Cultural integration which led to her being acknowledged as Being one of the first British women to win a BEFFTA for her contribution to the Afro-Caribbean world 2018. Deborah also hosted the Islamabad Fashion Week in 2016
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
She brought together more than 15 Charity Ambassadors so that awareness could be raised for Minority Charities such as the ‘Moroccan Orphanage’ ‘Sickle Cell Anaemia’ ‘Disabled Sierra Leonne’ ‘Grenfell Charity’ ‘Cedarcube’
Food4All, ‘LOANI’ (Ladies of all Nations International), NSPCC, ‘Asian Diabetes Society’ ‘Beautiful Survivors’ ‘The Egyptian Centre’ ‘The Full Package’ and many more.
Deborah’s dresses were designed by: Vinette Grant and Jocelyn Banks
THE EVENING WILL BROUGHT AWARENESS, INTEGRATION, CELEBRATION AND CELEBRITIES