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Bill Turnbull


Bill Turnbull, full name William Robert Jolyon “Bill” Turnbull was born on 25th January 1956 in Guildford, Surrey, England. Turnbull is a successful British journalist and presenter, he currently works for BBC. He is famous for presenting BBC Breakfast, which he is currently co-presenting with Louise Minchin every Monday to Wednesday. He education at Eton College in Berkshire he then went onto University of Edinburgh and there he edited the student newspaper.

Turnbull began his career in 1978 at Scottish local station Radio Clyde. Turnbull’s career in BBC started as a reporter for the Today Programme in 1986 and Breakfast Time in 1988 as a reporter. He became correspondent for BBC News in 1990. He has enclosed many domestic and international stories, reported from over thirty countries counting a four-year time as Washington Correspondent, based in the USA. Bill also presented the regular programs in Radio 5 live. Turnbull presented BBC Breakfast next to Sian Williams initially and later with Sarah Montague, Carol Kirkwood, Mishal Hussian and Susanna Reid. He became the main weekday presenter of Breakfast in 2008 rejoining Williams and replacing Dermot Mirnagham

Besides anchoring and journaling, he has appeared in different TV programs. He was a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, pairing with Karen Hardy. In spite of his ankle injury, he stayed in the competition and ended up being sixth among twelve contestants. He also took part in a polyphastic sleep experiment which was presented on BBC One’s The One Show. He also appeared and performed with BBC News presenters for Children in Need in November 2006. He has also appeared in an episode of the game show 'School’s Out' which broadcasted on BBC One 11 August 2007. Turnbull has featured in the celebrity version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” with his colleague Sian Williams to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

58 year old Turnbull married Sarah McCombie in March 1988 at the age of 32. His wife has been supporting him and his career. She is his motivator for his height of success. They have two sons, Henry and Will, and a daughter Flora. They are currently living in Rainow, Chesire since 2012 following BBC Breakfast moving to Salford. He is a fan of Wycombe Wanderers FC and commentates for the home games for online listeners. Besides journalism, Turnbull has hobbies of beekeeping, chickens and dancing. In 2010 he published a book 'The Bad Beekeepers Club' a comedy book about the ups and downs of beekeeping.

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