Bill Turnbull

Birth Day January 25th, 1956
Birth Place Guildford
Age 68 Years Old

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William Robert Jolyon Turnbull famed as Bill Turnbull is an English journalist and presenter. He currently works as a presenter for the radio station Classic FM and for the religious series ‘Songs of Praise’ and for the game show ‘Think Tank’. He previously worked as the main male presenter of BBC Breakfast from 2001 until 2016. He currently presents the religious series Songs of Praise and game show Think Tank. 

Bill Turnbull Reunited With Susanna Reid on GMB


Bill Turnbull replaces Piers Morgan on GMB

Good Morning Britain viewers once again found themselves asking ‘where is Piers Morgan on GMB?’ as Bill Turnbull took to the sofa again this morning. Bill has stepped in to fill Piers’. Monday to Wednesday slot while he holidays in the US. Yesterday, the former BBC presenter had a fond reunion with Susanna Reid as the pair hugged onscreen, explaining they haven’t worked together for six years. Bill, 64, is an English journalist and presenter best known for presenting BBC Breakfast from 2001 to 2016. He also fronts his own radio show on Classic FM which airs from 10-1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

What is the birthplace of Bill Turnbull?

Bill Turnbull was born on 25th January 1956, in Guildford, Surrey, England as William Robert Jolyon Turnbull. His father was of Scottish ancestry and his mother is of English ancestry. He joined Eton College in Berkshire, followed by the University of Edinburgh, where he used to edit the student newspaper. And, he graduated from Cardiff University in 1978. His nationality is English and his ethnicity is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 64th birthday. 

How Bill Turnbull began his career?

  • Initially, Bill Turnbull began his career at Scottish local station Radio Clyde in 1978. 
  • He started his career in BBC as a reporter for the ‘Today Programme’ in 1986 and as a reporter in ‘Breakfast Time’ in 1988. 
  • In 1990, he became a correspondent for BBC News.
  • He traveled over thirty countries to enclose many international stories when he was in Washington Correspondent. 
  • He presented the regular programs on Radio 5 live.
  • He worked with Sian Williams initially in the BBC Breakfast and later worked with Sarah Montague, Carol Kirkwood, Mishal Hussian, and Susanna Reid. 
  • He joined Williams and replaced Dermot Mirnagham and became the main weekday presenter of Breakfast in 2008.
  • He also made his appearance in different TV programs besides anchoring and journalism.
  • Bill paired with Karen Hardy and became a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005. 
  • He had his ankle injury but he continued the competition and ended up being sixth among twelve contestants.
  • He made his participation in a polyphasic sleep experiment presented on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ and performed with BBC News presenters for Children in Need in November 2006.
  • On 11th August 2007, he made his appearance in an episode of the game show, School’s Out which was broadcasted on BBC One.
  • He featured with his colleague Sian Williams in the celebrity version of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?’ to raise the funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
  • He went for chemotherapy for prostate cancer and after eight rounds of chemotherapy, he asked his consultant to release him form the treatment because he could not bear the pain any longer.
  • He was awarded Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Reporter.
  • In 2013, he appeared in an episode of Room 101 and in 2016, he was a contestant in a celebrity episode of The Chase.
  • On 24, 25 and 26 February 2020, Turnbull presented Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid as a temporary replacement for Piers Morgan.

What is the Net Worth of Bill Turnbull as of 2020?

Bill Turnbull has a net worth of around $9 million as of 2020 and his main source of income is from his professional career. But his exact salary is under review but it will be added soon once we get information about it. He is satisfied with his earnings. 

Who is the Wife of Bill Turnbull?

Bill Turnbull is a married man. He was married to Sarah McCombie on 26th March 1988. They got married in the London Borough of Hackney. They were blessed with two sons, Henry in October 1988 and Will in October 1989 and with a daughter Flora in August 1991. The family used to live in Buckinghamshire but later relocated to Rainbow. 

How tall is Bill Turnbull?

Talking about Bill Turnbull's body features, he is 5 ft. 8 inches tall and he has got light red hair and light brown eyes. Other information regarding his weight, shoe size, dress size, etc. are not available but it will be added soon once we get information about it. 

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