Annabel Croft

Birth Day July 12th, 1966
Birth Place Farnborough, Kent
Age 58 Years Old

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Annabel Croft is a British former professional tennis player and current radio and television presenter. She is famous for her tennis achievements which include winning the WTA Tour event in Virginia Slims of San Diego and representing Great Britain in both the Fed Cup and the Wightman Cup. Transitioning to television presenting after retiring from tennis, she hosted shows like "Treasure Hunt" and "Interceptor". More recently, she has continued to excel as a presenter and pundit for reputable networks such as Eurosport, Sky Sports, and the BBC. In 2023, Croft returned to the spotlight as a contestant on BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing". 

Annabel Croft Family

Annabel Croft, born on 12th July 1966, is currently 57 years old in 2023. Her birth name is Annabel Nicola Croft, and she hails from Farnborough, Kent, England. She holds British nationality and belongs to a British-White ethnicity. While her father's profession is known as a chartered surveyor, further details about her family remain undisclosed. 

Annabel Croft is a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2023

Annabel Croft Career

  • Annabel Croft's tennis journey was marked by early success, including victories at the Wimbledon and Australian Open girls' tournaments in 1984, and her 1985 triumph at the Virginia Slims of San Diego, where she defeated Wendy Turnbull in straight sets. 
  • Achieving a world ranking of 24 by December 1985, she proudly represented Great Britain in the Fed Cup and the Wightman Cup. 
  • Despite her potential and consistent presence among the top 25 players worldwide, Croft made the surprising decision to retire from professional tennis at just twenty-one, citing exhaustion from constant travel and a diminishing passion for the sport.
  • She quickly shifted gears, becoming the new face of Channel 4's popular show Treasure Hunt and hosting her own ITV show, Interceptor. 
  • In 1990, she ventured into the fitness world with her own video, Annabel Croft's Shape Tape. 
  • Her versatile career included tennis punditry for the BBC, Radio 5 Live, GMTV, Sky Sports, and Eurosport, as well as appearances on various UK lifestyle TV shows. 
  • In 2009, she participated in the BBC series Famous, Rich and Homeless, experiencing life on London's streets and later hosting a related radio show. 
  • Croft continued her presence in sports broadcasting, co-presenting Game, Set & Mats on Eurosport in 2015. 
  • She also launched a company called DiaryDoll in 2012, focused on women's pelvic health. 
  • In 2021, she received the IC of GB Sportsmanship Award, and in August 2023, she was announced as a contestant on the twenty-first series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Annabel Croft Husband

Annabel Croft was married to her late husband, Mel Coleman, a former international America's Cup and Admiral's Cup yachtsman. Together, they resided in Coombe, near Wimbledon, in the London borough of Kingston, raising their three children—two daughters named Amber Rose and Lily, and a son named Charlie. In 2009, they embarked on a joint venture, establishing the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at the National Tennis Centre. Tragically, Mel Coleman passed away on 25 May 2023, following a brief battle with cancer. Since then, Croft is leading a single life. 

Annabel Croft and her husband, Mel

Annabel Croft Net Worth

Annabel Croft, a former professional tennis player turned television presenter, has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023. Her primary source of wealth stems from her career in the entertainment industry, building upon the earnings she previously garnered from her successful tennis career, which included prize money totaling $201,254. Currently, she enjoys an annual salary that amounts to thousands of dollars, affording her a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle.

Annabel Croft Height

Annabel Croft possesses a stunning appearance and maintains a healthy physique with a standing height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) and weighing 126 pounds (57 kg). Her bust size is 31 inches (80 cm), her waist measures 24 inches (62 cm), and her hips are 34 inches (87 cm). She wears a 36A (US) or 80A (EU) bra size, with a cup size of A (US). Annabel's striking features include brown hair and brown eyes, and her slender body type complements her overall health and vitality. 

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