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Richard Bacon

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30, 1975
Mansfield, England
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30, 1975 (age 43)
Mansfield, England


British radio and TV host best known for his brief time as the host of Blue Peter. His varied career has included everything from hosting the game show Hidden Talent to the wealth gap documentary How Rich Are You?

Before Fame

He attended Nottingham Trent University to study business, but only stayed for a year. He then worked at McDonald's before getting a job with BBC radio.


His career hasn't been without controversy, which includes being the first Blue Peter to host to be let go in the middle of a season and having English musician Damon Albarn throw a beer at him outside of a nightclub.

Family Life

He married Rebecca McFarlane in 2008 and has two kids, Arthur and Ivy.

Associated With

He and soccer star Peter Crouch hosted the show World Cup's Most Shocking Moments prior to the 2010 World Cup.