About Bill Turnbull

About Bill Turnbull

Bill Turnbull

The much-loved presenter is the perfect companion at the weekend, Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm.

  • Bill was born in Surrey and educated at Eton, followed by the University of Edinburgh, where he edited the student newspaper.
  • His career began at Scottish local station Radio Clyde in 1978, and later, he freelanced for a number of years in the USA.
  • As a journalist Bill reported from more than 30 countries including a four-year stint in Washington D.C. He reported on a number of major stories, including the trial of O.J. Simpson and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
  • As well as being a much-loved breakfast television presenter for 15 years, Bill was a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, finishing sixth out of 12 contestants.
  • In January 2008, Bill appeared on Celebrity Mastermind. His specialist subject was beekeeping.
  • In 2012, he appeared in Professor Green's music video for Remedy.
  • Bill is a fan of Wycombe Wanderers football club where he commentates on home games for online listeners.
  • His hobbies include beekeeping, chickens and dancing. In 2010 he published The Bad Beekeepers Club, a book about the ups and downs of beekeeping.
  • He enjoys long distance running, having competed in the London Marathon on a number of occasions, and the Great North Run on 5 October 2008.

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