Duala’s paternal grandfather was Cameroonian, Thomas Duala, born c. 1900. Thomas emigrated to Britain and married Ellen McGurty; they had two sons and four daughters. Kevin Duala was born in Liverpool and is a supporter of Liverpool Football Club. He was a very keen footballer before an injury ended his career and he went to drama school. He began working as a stage actor and starred as Rocky 1 in Starlight Express. After that, he gained recognition as the host of the Blue’s Clues British adaptation for Nick Jr, replacing Steve Burns and Donovan Patton who both hosted the original American version. His other television credits include Who Wants To Be a Great Cook?, Allsorts, and Modelmania. He was also a presenter on the “Prize Time”, “Games Room” and “iPlay” strands on Challenge TV, and also presented Virtual World of Sport on The Computer Channel, Boiled Egg and Soldiers on Sky1 and Zig Zag on BBC2.
Duala more recently co-presented on the travel channel: Thomas Cook TV and Around the World for Sky. Also fronting a financial property show: Property Boot Camp. Previously, presenting Spanish and European interactive language programs for the BBC, and many features for HOLIDAY and Holiday on a shoestring on BBC1. Where he was the unofficial adventure sports expert: kayaking, bungee jumping, horse- riding, ice-skating and mountain climbing for the show. presented travel inserts for Thomas Cook TV and can be heard on the radio station BBC Radio 4 Extra where he co-hosts Big Toe, which is aimed at children and young teenagers, as well as numerous V/O commercials from the Army to Adidas. He was a presenter on the British channel, Argos TV on channel number 642, until the channel was closed in May 2013.
Kevin co-presented BBC One daytime series Health: Truth or Scare with Angela Rippon, debunking the latest health headlines in our papers, in April 2017. Which will be coming back with a 2nd series early 2018. He narrated A Matter of Life & Debt for BBC One in October 2017. Kevin is to present a new daytime series called Let’s Get a Good Thing Going, to be aired on BBC One in December 2017.Kevin has recently finished filming a 2nd series of Health:Truth or Scare for BBC1 and is currently filming a BBC1 daytime series celebrating the great work Charities are doing but also exposing the Charity villain’s out there to be shown June 2018.
Duala will present the upcoming 15-part daytime Channel 4 series called Bidding Wars.