Bill Turnbull is presenter of BBC Breakfast, Britain’s favourite morning TV show. He’s been waking up the country from the sofa for 12 years, helping it to win four TRIC Awards for Best Daytime Program and take the No 1 spot in the ratings. Previously, he was a stalwart presence on the BBC’s News 24 and Radio Five Live. He’s also presented the One and Six O’Clock News. In 2011 he won the TRIC Award for Best Newscast/Reporter.
As a BBC correspondent, Bill reported from more than 30 countries, including a four-year stint in Washington. He’s covered pretty much everything – from presidential elections to revolutions, Cuba to Chernobyl, hurricanes to Hollywood. However, his favorite story is the feature he made about werewolves in Haiti…and living to tell the tale.
More famously, Bill was a contestant on the third series of “Strictly Come Dancing.” His unique “torn-ligament” tango and good-natured sparring with the judges were highlights of this hugely popular program. Other challenges have included a sleep deprivation experiment for the One show, and winning £150,000 for charity on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. He also survived the spotlight of the famous black leather chair on Celebrity Mastermind, and took part in the BBC’s documentary remake of Around the World in 80 Days. He’s been a guest on a number of BBC programs, including University Challenge, Room 101, the Sarah Millican Show, Would I Lie to You, Pointless, Only Connect, and others.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys the company (and honey) of several hives of bees and the delights of lower league football with Wycombe Wanderers FC.