Victoria Derbyshire Biography


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Victoria Derbyshire married her long term partner Mark Sandell in Autumn 2018, following her treatment for breast cancer. They have two children.

It’s reported Derbyshire had an affair with Sandell at BBC Radio 5 Live while he was married to the fellow presenter, Fi Glover.

Relationship Facts of Victoria Derbyshire

  • Victoria Derbyshire is married to Mark Sandell.
  • She is mother of Two.
  • Victoria Derbyshire is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Victoria Derbyshire?

Victoria is a BAFTA, RTS and Sony award-winning English journalist and broadcaster. Likely, her eponymous current affairs and debate program has been broadcast on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel since 2015. She has presented Newsnight in the past. She formerly presented the morning news/current affairs and interview program on BBC Radio 5 Live between 10 am and 12 noon each weekday and was a 5 Live presenter for 16 years, departing in late 2014.

Victoria Derbyshire: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Victoria Derbyshire was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England on October 2, 1968. Her birth name is Victoria Antoinette Derbyshire. Her father’s name is Anthony Derbyshire and her mother’s name is Pauline Derbyshire. She has claimed that her father Anthony physically abused her, her mother and her younger brother and sister.

Victoria Derbyshire
Caption: Victoria Derbyshire and Mark Sandell tied the knot (Source: The Sun)

She has one brother (Nick Derbyshire), but her sister’s name is unknown. Victoria holds English- British citizenship, but her ethnicity is unknown. Her birth sign is Libra.

Victoria Derbyshire: Education, School/ College University

Talking about Victoria’s education history, she attended Bury Grammar School for Girls, an independent school, before studying English language and literature at the University of Liverpool. She joined a postgraduate diploma course in radio and TV journalism at Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire).

Victoria Derbyshire: Professional Life, Career

Talking about her profession, Derbyshire worked as a reporter in local radio, then joined BBC Radio 5 Live in 1998 as a co-presenter of the breakfast show with Julian Worricker. In the year 2003 Worricker left the breakfast show, and Derbyshire was partnered by Nicky Campbell. After a spell of maternity leave, she took over the morning news program in August 2004.

Additionally, Derbyshire has also worked on a number of television news and political programs including presenting Newsnight, appearances on This Week, an interview series, Victoria Derbyshire Interviews.., on the BBC News Channel, and Watchdog. Similarly, she hosted a sports chat show on Channel 4 on Saturday mornings called SportsTalk.

In the year 2011 Derbyshire made her debut on Have I Got News for You. In autumn 2013, under the new editorship of Ian Katz, Derbyshire began presenting Newsnight while continuing to present her daily 5 Live programs. Her current affairs program began airing on 7 April 2015 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel.

On the morning of the Grenfell Tower fire, North Kensington, in June 2017, she interviewed a father of two who escaped the blaze with his family. Eventually, a clip of Victoria hugging him when he broke down as he described the horrors of what he witnessed went viral.

In the year 2018 she took part in an ITV program, ‘The Real Full Monty’ in which she and seven other women affected by breast cancer, bared all to encourage women to check their bodies and look for signs of breast cancer. During 2019 she took part in an ITV program, ’All-New Full Monty – Ladies Night’.

Victoria Derbyshire: Diseases

Derbyshire announced on Twitter that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would be having a mastectomy, but would continue to present her program as often as possible during treatment. She recorded video diaries about her cancer treatment, from her mastectomy through chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Victoria Derbyshire: Awards, Nomination

She was awarded for British Academy Television Award for Best News Coverage.

Victoria Derbyshire: Net Worth, Income, Salary

She has an estimated net worth of around $3 million and she has earned around $104 thousand.

Victoria Derbyshire: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

Up to now, she has maintained a good relationship with all other people in her personal and professional life. And so she hasn’t fallen under any rumors.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Victoria Derbyshire’s hair color is blonde and her eyes color is blue. Unfortunately, her height, weight, and other body stats are unknown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Victoria Derbyshire is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter rather than on Instagram, she has around 105.8K followers on her Facebook. Around 146K followers on her Twitter. She has over 122k followers on Instagram.

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