Bill Turnbull is one of the UK’s most popular broadcasters. For more than 15 years Bill presented the nations favourite Breakfast news programme, BBC Breakfast News, helping it to win four TRIC Awards for Best Daytime Programme and continually winning No 1 spot in the ratings.
Bill joined Classic FM in 2016 to host one of their most popular radio shows, hosting the weekend mid-morning show from 10am – 1pm. He has also presented their flagship live event, Classic FM Live from The Royal Albert Hall. Bill can also be seen regularly presenting BBC 1’s The One Show, as well as appearing on numerous TV shows.
In November 2019, Bill Turnbull: Staying Alive aired on Channel 4; the authored documentary followed Bill’s investigation into cures and remedies for prostate cancer. The documentary garnered huge media attention and praise for Bill’ emotionally honest coverage of his own diagnosis. After going public during his appearance on Channel 4’s Celebrity Bake Off, Bill made a film for SU2C cancer that subsequently raised over half million pound for charity, he has since gone on to raise awareness and funds for Prostate cancer.
In February 2016, Bill left the iconic red sofa behind to present a brand new BBC One daytime quiz, Think Tank. The second series of Think Tank returned to our screens on BBC One in late August, 2016.
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.
Bill was also a contestant on the third series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. His unique “torn-ligament tango” and good-natured sparring with the judges were highlights of this hugely popular program. Bill 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.
Bill is a Sunday Times best selling author for The Bad Beekeepers Club and a popular contributor writer to a number of leading newspapers and magazines. Bill is also an immensely popular after dinner speaker and an awards host having worked with some of the UK’s biggest awards events and brands.
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.