Is Angela Rippon married? She isn’t and is happy being single. However, Angela was earlier married to engineer Christopher Dare. The duo tied their knot in 1967 when Angela was at the age of 22. After making the conjugal life journey for about 22 years, the duo couldn’t continue their relationship and therefore, they decided to get separated in 1989. They took divorce later after the separation. Despite being together for more than two decades, Angela Rippon and her partner Christopher Dare didn’t welcome any child. Let’s explore in detail about Rippon’s biography in detail below:
Who is Angela Rippon?
Angela is an English television personality, journalist, newsreader, presenter and writer as well. She appeared in the limelight after being the radio and television news program in South West England. Angela is the first female journalist to be the presenter of the BBC news permanently. In 1975, she became the regular presenter for BBC One’s Nine O’Clock News.
Early Life and Education
The BBC presenter was born as Angela May Rippon on 12 October 1944, which makes her age be 76 years old as of 2020. Her place of birth is in Plymouth, Devon, England born to the parents’ named John (father) and Edna (mother). Her father was a Royal Marine whereas her mother was a seamstress and used to work in a fine china company called Lawley’s. Rippon saw her father at the age of three in 1947 as her father returned from World War II. As per some wiki sites, Angela Rippon is blessed with siblings including a sister with whom she shares wonderful childhood memories.
Talking about her academic achievements, Angela went to Public Secondary School based in Coburg Street in Plymouth. At 17, she dropped her school in order to join the photographic office of the Western Morning News. No doubt, Angela is British by nationality coming from the White ethnicity background.
Career and Professional Life
Rippon started her working life at an early age dropping her education. She worked for the Western Morning News and the Sunday Independent. Later, she served the BBC local radio and has been the editor to the Westward Television. She started her television career at 21 joining the BBC South West in Plymouth and later became part of the BBC TV news as a reporter. In 1974, she became the presenter on BBC2 for the national news program. She replaced newsreader Richard Baker for a fortnight.
Later, she was offered the job of a permanent news reading in 1975. In 1976, she was a guest for Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show. She was able to impress the entire audiences which made her appear again making a cameo appearance in the following year’s show. Later, she became the presenter for the Come Dancing. She was named as the first female television newsreader by the newspaper. She briefly hosted Antiques Roadshow in 1979.
Rippon became the host for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1977 in London at the Wembley Conference Centre. She turned as the first presenter of BBC television’s Top Gear from 1977 to 1979. She briefly appeared on TV-am in 1983. Later, she also worked for WNEV (now called WHDH-TV) as an Arts and Entertainments correspondent in Boston, Massachusetts for a short time.
Angela was the co-presenter who covered the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer for BBC which was organized on 29 July 1981. Further, she covered the 1979 UK general election results on BBC One. Her popularity was at the height when Angela turned as the host for Masterteam on BBC One which was a quiz show. In 1989, she hosted ITV’s revival of the panel game What’s My Line? And was later a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.
In 1990, she became the presenter for Angela Rippon’s Morning Report aired on LBC Newstalk. She also contributed to the programs like Angela Rippon’s Drivetime and The Big Breakfast. Angela appeared in the series of Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting for BBC 2 as a co-host in 2005. Being one of the cast members of the musical Anything Goes, she was on the tour to the UK in April 2006. After a year, she served as the presenter for the Cash in the Attic.
Rippon was featured on the ITV show Dancing on Ice for a night as a judge in 2010 where she was covering for Robin Cousins. She became the part of the BBC One show Holiday Hit Squad as a co-presenter in 2013 alongside Helen Skelton and Joe Crowley. The second series of the show was launched in March 2014. Recently, she was the co-presenter for covering the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live on Channel Seven.
In addition to her radio and television career, Angela has been a writer of the series of children’s books published by Purnell and Sons about the character named Victoria Plum. Her book entitled Mark Phillips: The Man and His Horses was published in 1982.
Angela Rippon lived a married life from 1967 to 1989. She and her partner find differences which made them get a divorce despite staying together for more than two decades. The actual reason behind the separation is still a matter of curiosity to the public. She has no children and is living a single life. Her workstation and professional field is her family. No information about Rippon’s relationship after her divorce is known.
The English television presenter Rippon stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches. She seems to be active and is filled up with extreme energy despite turning at the ’70s. Other information about her weight, dress size, feet size, etc. and her health status details are not available.
Salary and Net worth
Angela Rippon has been in the industry since 1966 and for her incredible contributions, she has amassed an impressive amount of net worth in her name. More than 5 decades, she is with us and multiple generations have seen her appearance. Rippon has a net worth of 10 million USD which is mostly contributed by her salary and revenues generated from her authored books.
Wiki and Facts
Angela is a renowned face in the journalism industry. Her profile is prepared on Wikipedia, IMDb and some other renowned celebrity websites. She isn’t much active on her social networking sites though she has her profile there.