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(Journalist, Presenter)

Bill Turnbull died at the age of 66 battling cancer.

Relationship Facts of Bill Turnbull

Bill Turnbull is married to Sarah McCombie.
Bill Turnbull married on March 26, 1988.
💑 Anniversary in 178 days 💑
He is father of Three(Flora, Henry, Will).
Bill Turnbull is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.
He met his wife Sarah on the Today programme.

What is the relationship of Bill Turnbull?

Bill Turnbull was married to Sarah McCombie on March 26, 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.

Who was Bill Turnbull?

Bill Turnbull was an English journalist and presenter. He was working as a presenter for the radio station Classic FM for the religious series ‘Songs of Praise’ and the game show ‘Think Tank’. He previously worked as the main male presenter of BBC Breakfast from 2001 until 2016.

He worked for BBC for 15 years.


Bill Turnbull, former BBC Breakfast presenter dies aged 66 due to prostate cancer. He died at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family on Wednesday, 31 August 2022.

Bill Turnbull: Age(66), Parents, Siblings, Family

He was born on January 25, 1956, in Guildford, Surrey, England. His birth name is William Robert Jolyon Turnbull and he is currently 66 years old. His father was of Scottish ancestry and his mother is of English ancestry.

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Caption: Bill Turnbull and wife (Source: Daily Mirror)

Bill Turnbull: Education, School/College University

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.

Bill Turnbull: Professional Life and Career

He started his career at the Scottish local station Radio Clyde in 1978. He started his career at BBC as a reporter for the ‘Today Programme’ in 1986 and as a reporter for ‘Breakfast Time’ in 1988. In 1990, he became a correspondent for BBC News.

He traveled to over thirty countries to enclose many international stories when he was in Washington Correspondent. He presented the regular programs on Radio 5 live.

Bill worked with Sian Williams initially on 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 participated 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 August 11, 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.

Bill went for chemotherapy for prostate cancer and after eight rounds of chemotherapy, he asked his consultant to release him from the treatment because he could not bear the pain any longer.

Bill Turnbull: Awards, Nominations

He was awarded Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Reporter.

Bill Turnbull: Net Worth($9 million), Income, Salary

It is estimated that he has a net worth of around $9 million as of 2022, and his main source of income is from his professional career.

Bill Turnbull: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Bill Turnbull likes to keep his lips tight and does not want to express himself in front of others. He has not been involved in any rumors or scandals to date.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

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. is not available.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

He has around 86.4k followers on Twitter but he does not use Facebook and Instagram.

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