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Bill Turnbull Biography

Bill Turnbull
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Birth Nation: United Kingdom
  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
  • Name: Bill Turnbull
  • Birth Name: William Robert Jolyon
  • Nationality: British
  • Birth Place/City: Guildford
  • Religion: Chriatian
  • Ethnicity: British
  • Profession: journalists and TV presenter
  • Working For: BBC
  • Married: Married
  • Married to: Sarah McCombie
  • Children: 2 sons and a daughter
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Bill Turnbull, full name William Robert Jolyon “Bill” Turnbull was born on 25 January 1956 in Guildford, Surrey, England. Turnbull is a successful British journalist and presenter, currently works for BBC. He is famous for presenting BBC Breakfast, which he is currently co-presenting with Louise Minchin every Monday to Wednesday. He got education from Eton College in Berkshire and went to University of Edinburgh and there he edited the student newspaper.

Turnbull began his career in 1978 at Scottish local station Radio Clyde. Turnbull’s career in BBC started as a reporter for the Today Programme in 1986 and Breakfast Time in 1988 as a reporter. He became correspondent for BBC News in 1990. He has enclosed many domestic and international stories, reported from over thirty countries counting a four-year time  as Washington Correspondent, based in the USA. Bill also presented the regular programs in Radio 5 live. Turnbull presented BBC Breakfast next to sian williams initially and later with Sarah Montague, carol kirkwood, Mishal Hussian and susanna reid. He became the main weekday presenter of Breakfast in 2008 rejoining Williams and replacing Dermot Mirnagham

Besides anchoring and journaling, he has appeared in different TV programs. He was a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, pairing with Karen Hardy. In spite of his ankle injury, he stayed in the competition and ended up being sixth among twelve contestants. He also took part in a polyphastic sleep experiment which was presented on BBC One’s The One Show. He also appeared and performed with BBC News presenters for Children in Need in November 2006. He has alos appeared in an episode of the game show, School’s Out which broadcasted on BBC One 11 August 2007. Turnbull as featured in the celebrity version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” with his colleague Sian Williams to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

58 year old Turnbull is married to Sarah McCombie in March 1988 at the age of 32. His wife has been supporting him and his career. She is his motivator for his height of success. They both made a nice couple. They have two sons, Henry and Will, and a daughter Flora.They are currently living in Rainow, Chesire since 2012 following BBC Breakfast moved to Salford. He is a fan of Wycombe Wanderers FC and he as well commentates for the home games for online listeners. Besides journalism, Turnbull has hobbies of beekeeping, chickens and dancing. He seems to be bees’ lover, as he has published a humorous book, The Bad Beekeepers, where he has pointed the ups and downs of beekeeping.

Turnbull has been one the best journalists and TV presenter as well. He seems to be satisfied with the salary he is paid by BBC. He has never disclosed his net worth to any media till this date. Turnbull is also available in Social networking Medias like facebook, twitter, from where his fan can get regular updates about what’s going in his life and he frequently updates important news. His twitch can be watched in Youtube. If you want to read more about him, you can simply access his biography in wiki as well as in ImDb. 

  • Last modified : 17 September, 2014
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