English actor, television presenter and radio DJ
Reginald "Reggie" Yates (born May 31, 1983) is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ.
- It’s never an interview, it’s a conversation, researched to a point, but I can still be surprised in the moment. I feel confident in saying that if I sat down with George Clooney, I could get him to say something he’d never said before.
- On his confidence after launching two documentary series in “Reggie Yates: ‘I could get George Clooney to say stuff he’d never said before’” in The Guardian (2019 Oct 19)
- The greatest lesson I’ve learned from it is that context is irrelevant when you hurt somebody. I felt justified in saying what I was saying, because of the context, because of the conversation, but the words I used offended a lot of people and some people I care about, and those words were wrong…
- On his mea culpa after making what some interpreted as an anti-Semitic statement in “Reggie Yates: ‘I could get George Clooney to say stuff he’d never said before’” in The Guardian (2019 Oct 19)
- There’s a unique trust between me and the public that’s grown up and that’s really important to me, but the truth is that trust has come about because the programmes I make are not about me. The subject is always bigger: that’s the lesson I’ve learned about making documentaries.
- On how he’s viewed differently compared to when he was a television personality in “Reggie Yates: ‘I have late-night romantic dinners with my laptop’” in The Guardian (2018 Mar 18)
- I’m very aware of the time I have on this planet…I lost loved ones at a young age. I realise the platform I have and the responsibility I have, and I’m aware of my mortality. No one like me has ever had this opportunity, so I’d be a fool not to make the most of it.
- On the scope of his current projects in “Reggie Yates on The Insider: ‘What I’m doing, no one else is doing’” in The Jackal Magazine (2017 Mar 10)