The Reverend Richard Coles

The Reverend Richard Coles is the presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. He read Theology at King's College London, and after ordination worked as a curate in Lincolnshire and subsequently at St Paul's, Knightsbridge, in London.

He is the UK's only vicar to have had a number-one single ('Don't Leave Me This Way' by The Communards, his and Jimmy Sommerville's 80s pop duo).

Coles was an inspiration for the character of Adam Smallbone (played by Tom Hollander) in BBC Two's sitcom REV, and is one of the inspirations for Bridget's gay friend Tom in BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY. He is the author of Fathomless Riches and Lives of the Improbable Saints. He starred in CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF during summer 2016.

He lives in his parish of Finedon, Northamptonshire with his partner David, also a vicar, and their beloved dachshunds and cat. 


Tim Anderson