Anthea Turner Net Worth 2022, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents

Anthea Turner

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Anthea Turner is an English former television presenter. She was a host of Blue Peter from 1992 until 1994, and of GMTV from 1994 until 1996. Turner’s private life has been covered in the tabloid press. The then-editor of the Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan, admitted in April 2003 that the interest of the popular press in Turner’s private life had seriously damaged her career.

Early life

NameAnthea Turner
Net Worth$20 million
OccupationFormer television presenter
Age62 years
Anthea Turner net worth

Anthea Turner was born on May 25, 1960 (age 62 years) in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom. She was educated at the Roman Catholic girls’ School St Dominic’s Grammar School in Stoke. She was one of three daughters born to her parents Brian and Jean Turner. One of her sisters, Ruth, died aged 15. Her other sister is presenter Wendy Turner Webster.


Anthea Turner joined BBC Radio Stoke as a runner, eventually joining breakfast show presenter Bruno Brookes as part of his rap crew. The couple became romantically involved and employed Peter Powell as an agent through his management company.

Turner moved into television through Sky Channel and Music Box presenting live music programmes from July 1986 to 1989. Her debut on national television was with the BBC on But First This, which led to her fronting two series for the BBC on the Saturday morning show UP2U. During a motorbike stunt that went wrong on UP2U, Turner suffered burns and temporary hearing loss, which led to a successful lawsuit against the BBC.

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She presented Top of the Pops from October 1988 to May 1991, and, for the final 18 months of this period, was the only non-Radio 1 DJ to do so regularly. Turner presented the children’s television show, Blue Peter, from 27 June 1992 to 29 June 1994, and around this time was also associated with publicizing The Y Plan, a system of exercise developed by the London YMCA. She moved on to presenting on Totally Live on pan-European music channel Music Box, followed by GMTV, where she presented from July 1994 to 24 December 1996.

Turner was also a host on the first National Lottery draw on BBC One on 19 November 1994 with Noel Edmonds and Gordon Kennedy. She remained as sole host of the National Lottery Live until 20 April 1996, when she joined ITV and the travel show Wish You Were Here…?, becoming the second-highest-paid female television presenter in the UK, after Cilla Black. She was replaced on The National Lottery Live by Bob Monkhouse.

The relationship between Anthea Turner and her GMTV co-presenter Eamonn Holmes was frosty, with Holmes issuing an ultimatum to the GMTV management that he would leave if they did not sack his colleague: as a result, Turner lost her job. After Bovey left his wife Della for Turner, with ensuing tabloid interest, Turner’s career went into a decline. Her autobiography Fools Rush In, for which she was paid an estimated £400,000 advance, sold 451 copies in its first week of release in November 2000 and entered the bestseller charts at No. 531.

Attempting to revive her career, Anthea Turner presented BBC One’s short-lived Saturday-evening programme Your Kids Are in Charge in 2000 with her sister Wendy Turner Webster. The following year, she participated in Celebrity Big Brother and was the third contestant to be evicted, after Chris Eubank and Vanessa Feltz. In February 2006, Turner made a television comeback on BBC Three in Anthea Turner: Perfect Housewife, where she taught disorganized-house women and men how to clean and run their houses. The series was accompanied by three related books. Later in 2006, she appeared as a guest on BBC Two’s music-based panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Anthea Turner appeared on the ITV reality show Hell’s Kitchen with Marco Pierre White in April 2009, alongside her then-husband Grant Bovey. Turner also presented the show Help Me, Anthea, I’m Infested for BBC Three, as she advised people whose homes have been overrun by pests. Anthea Turner took part in the first series of the Channel 4 game show The Jump in 2013. The show saw twelve celebrities take part in winter sports. The show is set on a mountainside in Austria.

On 23 August 2015, Anthea Turner replaced Anne Diamond and Sian Welby as the host of the Health Lottery draws on Channel 5. Welby later returned on 2 October and Anthea Turner was dropped from the line-up. Anthea Turner took part in a special celebrity edition of Channel 4’s First Dates on 12 October 2015, in aid of Stand Up to Cancer. On 20 November 2017, Turner appeared on the BBC show Celebrity Antiques Road Trip in an episode set in Staffordshire and Cheshire. In 2018, she appeared on the Channel 5 show Celebs In Solitary, where she attempted to spend five days in solitary confinement.

In 2013, Turner appeared as a contestant in the eighth series of Dancing on Ice, where she finished in ninth place out of twelve celebrity skaters. She participated in the show with her professional skating partner Andrew Buchanan. In the third week, she performed the Donny Osmond song “Puppy Love”, and ended up in the skate-off against Keith Chegwin. They lost the skate-off and were the fourth couple to be eliminated in the series.


Anthea Turner was criticized in February 2021 for tweets by many on Twitter. The first tweet showed two women, one without a mask and a second woman in a wheelchair wearing a mask holding a McDonald’s takeaway bag. A speech bubble attributes the words “Put a mask on! You’re putting my health at risk!” to the second woman. In a second tweet, she said, “Sadly those of us who have genuinely tried to protect the NHS by looking after our bodies are paying the terrible price for those who have chosen lazy lifestyle choices.”

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Piers Morgan called one tweet “despicable”, adding “What the hell is this? Have you lost your mind, Anthea?”. He criticized the second tweet by saying “You’re blaming 120,000+ covid deaths on the victims being lazy? What a repellent, dumb and grotesquely offensive attitude. Shame on you.” Jess Phillips commented “The Anthea Turner thing this morning has just about done me in. I just wish the idiots would just admit that the wind on their faces is more important than my sister in laws life while she has chemo. Stop with the god damn hierarchy of whose life matters.”


Anthea Turner is currently single and not married. After her long relationship with one-time DJ co-worker Bruno Brookes, she married her manager, former DJ Peter Powell in 1990; the couple divorced in 1998. The year of her divorce from Powell, Turner moved in with the CEO of Imagine Homes, Grant Bovey. Bovey left his wife, Della, to move in with Turner. He later reconciled with Della, before leaving her again to return to Turner. Turner and Bovey married on 23 August 2000. Turner was keen to start her own family with Bovey, who has three daughters from his previous marriage. Turner and Bovey split up in 2012, due to Bovey’s extramarital affair. After an initial reconciliation, they separated again in August 2013, this time permanently and they divorced in October 2015.

Anthea Turner net worth

What is Anthea Turner’s net worth? Anthea Turner’s net worth is estimated at around $20 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a journalist and television presenter. Anthea Turner’s salary per month as a media personality with other career earnings is over $2 million dollars annually. She is one of the richest and most influential journalists in the United Kingdom. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. Anthea Turner stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.