Anneka Rice

Birth Day October 4th, 1958
Birth Place Wales
Age 65 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra

Anne Lucinda Hartley Rice famed as Anneka Rice is a Welsh presenter and broadcaster. She is famous for hosting the long-running series Treasure Hunt. She was an English-speaking television presenter in Hong Kong at age 19. She has gained reality fame as a competitor on Hell's Kitchen and Celebrity Mastermind. She competed against Ed Byrne on the series Celebrity Mastermind. She is a supporter of the Conservative Party. Overall, she is a very talented television broadcaster as well as a radio presenter. 

Early Life of Rice

Anneka Rice was born on 4th October 1958 as Anne Lucinda Hartley Rice in Cowbridge, Glamorganshire, Wales. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is White. As of 2018, she celebrated her 60th birthday with her friends and families. Her father was stationed as an officer in the RAF. She was educated at three independent schools: Dunrobin School, Limpsfield, Surrey; St Michael's, Surrey; and Croydon High School, England. She adopted the name "Anneka" when she joined the British actors' union Equity, as her real name had already been registered with that organization. More information regarding her mother, siblings will be added soon. Her religion is Christian. 

Body Measurements of Rice 

Being at the age of sixty, Anneka still looks very pretty with blonde hair and dark brown eye color. She has a slim and well-maintained body build with a charming smile on her lips attracting a lot of people towards her. She stands tall and beautiful with a height of five feet and eight inches. She has a dazzling personality. More information regarding her weight and other body measurements will be added soon. Overall, she has got a healthy body with an attractive personality. 

Career of Rice

  • Anneka started her career as a trainee for the BBC World Service.
  • She shifts to Hong Kong at the age of 19 and she started presenting the news on English language television station TVB Pearl.
  • She also did English dubbing for kung fu films.
  • After that, she worked as a secretary in the BBC Children's department.
  • She landed her first major TV job as the jump-suited "sky runner" of Channel 4's "Treasure Hunt" in the year 1982. 
  • The show proved one of Channel 4's most popular programs and was nominated for a BAFTA in 1986.
  • She was given the "Rear of the Year" award in 1986. 
  • She then "Treasure Hunt" when she became pregnant in the year 1988, being replaced by former tennis player Annabel Croft.
  • She hosted the BBC's Children in Need appeal in the year 1987. 
  • She also tested an early version of her next project, Challenge Anneka.
  • She then presented Holiday for BBC One.
  • Challenge Anneka was axed by the BBC in the year 1995. 
  • She returned to presenting on the Five show Dinner Doctors in the year 2003 after completing her art degree. 
  • She also wrote books on skiing and scuba-diving. 
  • She had a lead role in The Vagina Monologues which played at Birmingham Hippodrome from 31st January to 4th February 2006.
  • It was announced that Challenge Anneka would return on 9th June 2006. 
  • She co-hosted an ITV Sunday morning cookery show, Sunday Feast in June 2006. 
  • She also took part in the ITV program Extinct presented by Sir Trevor McDonald and Zoe Ball.
  • She appeared in the third series of Hell's Kitchen in the year 2007. 
  • She appeared as a contestant on episode 5 of Celebrity Mastermind in 2010. 
  • She chose the life and career of Jean Rhys as her specialist subject and finished as runner-up to the winner, Tristan Gemmill.
  • She also co-hosted a BBC1 program Rolf Paints... Diamond Jubilee in 2012. 
  • She was named co-presenter of The Flowerpot Gang on BBC 1 with Joe Swift (TV garden presenter) and Phil Tufnell in 2012. 
  • She also appeared as a contestant on Richard Osman's House of Games and participated in Celebrity Hunted for Stand Up to Cancer in 2017. 
  • She was announced as one of the celebrity dancers on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in the year 2019. 

Marital Status, Husband, Child

Anneka Rice is a married woman. She was married to theatre boss Nick Allott, with whom she has two sons. Allott and Rice separated in 1992. Later, she had a relationship with TV executive Tom Gutteridge; they parted six months after their son was born in 1997. She decided to quit television to spend time with her three children and spent five years studying painting at Chelsea College of Art.

After that, she began a relationship with writer Simon Bell in the year 2005. No further information about there rumors have been disclosed yet. Hope the couple is enjoying their life without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight and she is not a lesbian. 

Net Worth of Rice

The net worth of Anneka Rice is growing in the year 2019. But the exact net worth of Anneka has not been revealed by any sources but it is estimated that her net worth is in between $1 Million to $10 Million as of today. Her exact salary is under review but there is no doubt in the mind of her follower that she is earning a considerable amount of salary from her present work. She is satisfied with her earnings. Her source of income is from her presenting and broadcasting career. 

Television shows

  • CBTV Channel 14 (1982-5)
  • Treasure Hunt (1982–89)
  • Wish You Were Here...? (presenter)
  • Good Morning Britain (presenter)
  • Aspel & Company (guest – March 1986)
  • The Grand Knockout Tournament
  • Challenge Anneka (presenter 1989–95, 2006/7) nominated for two technical BAFTAs in 1991
  • KYTV (guest – June 1990)
  • 2point4 Children (guest appearance – September 1992)
  • So Graham Norton (guest appearance – February 2001)
  • I Love 1980s (guest appearance – March 2001)
  • Ready, Steady, Cook (guest – June 2001)
  • A Question of TV (guest appearances – August 2001)
  • Remotely Funny (guest – July 2002)
  • RI:SE (breakfast show guest, February 2003)
  • Dinner Doctors (presenter)
  • Richard & Judy (June 2003)
  • Absolute Power (November 2003)
  • Hell's Kitchen (May 2004)
  • QI (aka Quite Interesting) (November 2004)
  • Have I Been Here Before? (May 2005)
  • Our Survey Says: the Ultimate Game Show Moments
  • The Big Call (guest – June 2005)
  • The Wright Stuff (guest panellist – September 2005)
  • Holiday (presenter)
  • Passport
  • Sporting Chance
  • Driving Force
  • Capital Woman
  • Combat
  • Come Dine with Me (Celebrity Special – July 2006)
  • Hell's Kitchen (Contestant – September 2007)
  • Heads or Tails on Five (Special Guest 2009)
  • Celebrity Mastermind, BBC1, contestant, 1 January 2010
  • Countdown, Channel 4, 'Dictionary Corner' guest, 3–7 October 2011
  • Countdown, Channel 4, 'Dictionary Corner' guest, 2–6 April 2012
  • Rolf Paints....Diamond Jubilee, BBC1, (Co-host), 5 June 2012
  • Flowerpot Gang, BBC1, (Co-host), August 2012

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