Who is Anthea Turner? The Real Dirty Dancing star – The Sun


ANTHEA Turner is a well-known presenter who has been on our television screens for many years but has seen her turbulent love life overshadow her career in recent years.

However, the TV personality is making her TV comeback on E4’s The Real Dirty Dancing.

Anthea Turner is a famous television starCredit: Getty Images

Who is Anthea Turner and how old is she?

Anthea Millicent Turner was born on May 25, 1960, making her 61 years old

She is a TV presenter and writer who was the best for Blue Peter.

She was one of three daughters born to her parents Brian and Jean Turner, but her sister Ruth died aged 15.

Anthea started her career as a runner at BBC Radio Stoke and soon joined the breakfast show alongside presenter Bruno Brookes.

What TV shows has Anthea Turner been on?

Anthea presented Top of the Pops from October 1988 to May 1991, hosted Blue Peter from 1992 to 1994, then became GMTV’s presenter from 1994 to 1996.

Anthea was also a host on National Lottery Live from 1994 to 1996, when she defected to ITV after landing on travel show Wish You Were Here…?

She then released workout videos Anthea Turner Body Basics (1996) and Anthea Turner: Tone, Lift and Condition: The Inch Buster in 1999 which were produced and distributed by Grant Bovey.

Anthea also performed on Dancing On Ice in 2013 before appearing on Channel 4’s The Jump in 2014 as well as Celebrity in Solidity in 2018.

Is Anthea Turner married and does she have children?

Anthea left her first husband, DJ Peter Powell, for/ Grant Bovey in 1998 after being married for eight years.

Bovey left his wife Della with whom he had three children.

Anthea married Grant in 2000 and they featured the famous ‘Flakegate’ incident where they posed with Cadbury chocolate bars for a company magazine.

However, Grant continued to cheat on her with socialite Zoe de Mallet Morgan, then 24, and they divorced in 2015.

Anthea got engaged to mogul Mark Armstrong in 2019.

The English presenter has no children of her own.

What is Anthea Turner’s net worth?

Anthea is said to have a net worth of over £15million.

The presenter was once the second highest paid TV presenter in the UK after legend Cilla Black.

Anthea once lived on a 57 acre, 10 million Surrey estate which had a garden helipad, outdoor swimming pool, polo ground and stables.

But the star has since moved to an apartment in Richmond.


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