After finishing her schooling, by attending the Italia Conte stage school in London for 3 years, Kelly began her career working as a model.
Her first TV appearance was in an advert for Sure deodorant with presenter Jonathan Ross. In addition to her commercial work, Kelly has presented on MTV, Babewatch (Granada) and The T-spot (Trouble TV). She co-hosted No Worries on the ITV Network with Mark Little and was the main presenter on VPL, a magazine lifestyle programme for Granada.
Her big break came in February 1999 when she co-hosted C4's 'The Big Breakfast' with Johnny Vaughan. Later in the year she was unfairly sacked by the show without being told! She only found out when she saw the headlines on the newstand's while on holiday.