Angela Rippon Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, BBC News, Films, Salary and Net Worth

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Angela Rippon Biography

Angela Rippon is an English TV anchor, a newsreader, blogger, and presenter. Before switching to BBC One’s Nine O’Clock News, Rippon hosted news programs on radio and television in South West England, becoming a regular presenter in 1975. After Barbara Mandell of Independent Television News (ITN) in 1955, she was the first female journalist to permanently present the BBC national television news and the second female news presenter on British television.

Angela Rippon Age

She was born Angela May Rippon on born 12 October 1944, in Plymouth, Devon. She is 78 years old now at 2023

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Angela Rippon Parents

Rippon was born into a working-class family in Plymouth, Devon. Her father, John, was a Royal Marine. Rippon’s Scottish mother, Edna, worked at a fine china company named Lawley’s and was also a seamstress.

Angela Rippon Husband and Children

In 1967 at the age of 22, Angela married Christopher Dare, an engineer. However, they separated in 1989, divorcing later. By the time of their divorce, they did not have a child.

Angela Rippon Education

She attended Public Secondary School, Coburg Street in Plymouth. After leaving school at 17, Rippon entered the Western Morning News photo office and worked as a photographer for the Sunday Independent, and later a reporter for BBC local radio and Westward Television.

Angela Rippon BBC News

Rippon started her television career in 1966 at BBC South West in Plymouth when she was 21, before becoming a BBC TV news reporter. In 1974 Rippon first launched a national news program on BBC2. She replaced newsreader Richard Baker – who was on vacation – on BBC One’s Nine O’Clock News for a fortnight, and was given a permanent news-reading job on that program in 1975.

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Rippon joined the BBC again in 2013, joining Joe Crowley and Helen Skelton as co-presenter on the BBC One show Holiday Hit Squad. The show had returned in March 2014 for a second season.

Alongside Paddy McGuinness, Rippon co-hosted the ITV Saturday night entertainment series Awesome Greys in 2014. The show lasted for one series only. She co-presented the bi-part BBC One series How to Remain Young in April 2016.

In 2018, alongside Michael Usher and Melissa Doyle, Rippon was a co-presenter of live coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding for Channel Seven (Australia).

Angela Rippon Movies

  • 1977–1978 Top Gear as Co-presenter
  • 1988–1991, 1998 Come Dancing as Presenter
  • 1997 Game of War as  Co-presenter
  • 2007–2013 Cash in the Attic as Presenter
  • 2009– Rip Off Britain as Co-presenter
  • 2010 Dancing on Ice as Guest judge
  • 2011 Famous, Rich and in the Slums as Participant
  • 2013–2014 Holiday Hit Squad as Co-presenter
  • 2014 Amazing Greys as Co-presenter
  • 2016— How to Stay Young as Co-presenter
  • 2017— Health: Truth or Scare as Co-presenter
  • 2019 The Truth About…Antibiotics as Presenter
    The Wall as Voiceover

BBC News Anchors and Reporters

Angela Rippon Books

  • Victoria Plum Annual 1986
  • Learn with Victoria Plum: Birds Bk. 1
  • Victoria Plum Annual 1982
  • Victoria and the Prickly Hedgehog
  • Victoria Plum
  • Victoria Plum Story Book
  • Victoria Plum’s Garden: Pop-up Book
  • The Man and His Horses

Angela Rippon claims

Angela Rippon has claimed the BBC tried to make her quit at 50 and described the move as ­“patronising twaddle”. The newsreader and presenter, 75, claimed former BBC Director General John Birt told her she would have to “make room” for younger generations. She said she was taken aside by Birt at a party in 1996 and informed she had “had her day”.

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Nearly 25 years later, she is presenting the BBC’s Rip Off Britain and Holiday Hit Squad. She told the latest Woman’s Weekly magazine: “What he said was, ‘Angela, you’ve had your day and you have to make room for the other women coming up behind you’.

Angela Rippon Honours and awards

  • In 1981, she was the topic of This Is Your Life, when Eamonn Andrews shocked her.
  • In the 2004 Birthday Honours, Rippon was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
  • In 2012, Rippon also received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Plymouth University.
  • In her role as a development leader for Dementia Friendly Societies, she was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to dementia care.

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