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Anthea Turner


  Female      English      Entertainer

  Born : May 25, 1960  


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Anthea Millicent Turner (born 25 May 1960) is an English television presenter and media personality, best known for co-hosting GMTV from 1994 until 1996.

Turner was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and educated there at the independent catholic St Dominic's High School for Girls, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. 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

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 her successful lawsuit against the BBC...


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