Ricky Wilson Biography

Published On Jun 17, 2018
Facts of Ricky Wilson
Date of Birth: 1978 , January-17
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Ricky Wilson
Birth Name Charles Richard "Ricky" Wilson
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Keighley, West Yorkshire, England
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer
Net Worth $10 million
Girlfriend Grace Zito
Married No
Children No
Education Leeds Grammar School, Leeds Metropolitan University
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Ricky Wilson is an English singer-songwriter known as the frontman of five-piece indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs. He was with the band named Runston Parva before the formation of Kaiser Chiefs in 2003.

Wilson became a coach on The Voice UK on 19 September 2013, winning the fourth and fifth series of the show. He left the series after it moved to ITV.

Wilson was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England to Geoff Wilson, a TV producer and Glynne on 17 January 1978. 

He attended Ghyll primary school and later Leeds Grammar School. He graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Arts and Design in 2000.  He earned his master's degree in Art and Design.

Along with Nick Hodgson and Andrew White, he formed the band Runston Parva, later re-formed as Parva with Simon Rix and Nick Baines. They released their debut album 22 with their first three singles.

He replaced Danny O’Donoghue as a coach on the third series of the voice UK along with will I am,   Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue. For the fourth series, he appeared alongside Tom Jones, will.i.am and Rita Ora.

On 9 April 2016, he became a winning coach for the second time. He has also appeared twice on the BBC Two television show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, firstly as a panelist and as a guest host.

Wilson was also featured in the BBC series Shooting Stars in 2009. And in 2008, he appeared in Peter Kay’s talent show parody Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice.

Wilson with his Kaiser Chiefs bassist Simon Rix wrote and performed the theme tune for Zig and Zag.

In October 2015, Wilson became the host of Bring the Noise, a Sky 1’s music and comedy panel show opposite the Pussy Cat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, comedian Joel Dommett, rapper Tinie Tempah and comedian Katherine Ryan. However, in Aprill 2016, the show was canceled due to declining ratings.

In 2006, Wilson won an NMe award for the best-dressed person as he was well known for wearing stripy blazers, waistcoats, turn-up jeans, wrinkle picker shoes.

In May 2006, he was hit by a car while trying to over walk a pedestrian resulting a broken toe and bruises.

The Kaiser chief was in a relationship with TV producer Lesley Williams for five years before they split.

Ricky is now dating Grace Zito, a stylist, who he’s been with since April 2015. The two met when Grace styled Kaiser Chiefs for their 2014 video My Life and on The Voice UK.

Except for this two relationships, there is no information about his previous girlfriend, wife, and affairs.

Wilson's height is 5ft 10 inches. Wilson belongs to British nationality and white ethnicity. The 40-year-old singer's net worth is estimated to be around $10 million, however, his exact salary is not public yet. 

Ricky Wilson

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Born to producer Geoff Wilson

January 17 , 1978

Wilson was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England to Geoff Wilson TV producer and Glynne on 17 January 1978. Wilson belongs to British nationality and white ethnicity.

Formed Kaiser Chiefs

2003

Wilson is known as the frontman of five-piece indie rock band  Kaiser Chiefs. He was a member of the band Runston Parva before the formation of the band Kaiser Chiefs, in 2003. Later, he became a coach on The Voice UK on 19, September 2013, winning the fourth and fifth series of the show. 

Graduated from Leeds University

2000

He attended Ghyll primary school and later Leeds Grammar School. He earned bachelor in Graphic Arts and Design from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000.  He also has a masters degree in Art and Design.

Dating Grace Zito

2015

Ricky is dating Grace Zito, a stylist, since April 2015. The two met when Grace styled Kaiser Chiefs for their 2014 video My Life and on The Voice UK. He was in a relationship with TV producer Lesley Williams for five years previously.

Net Worth $10 million

2018

His height is 5ft 10 inches. The 40-year- old singer's net worth is estimated to be around  $10 million.