Anna Richardson

Anna Clare Richardson (born 27 September 1970) is an English television presenter, writer and journalist.[3] She has presented various television shows for Channel 4, including Supersize vs Superskinny (2008–2009), The Sex Education Show (2008–2011), Secret Eaters (2012–2014), Supershoppers (2016–2019), Naked Attraction (2016–present) and Changing Rooms (2021–present).

Anna Richardson
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Richardson in 2009 interviewing at Trafalgar Square
Born
Anna Clare Richardson

(1970-09-27) 27 September 1970 (age 52)
EducationThe School of St Mary and St Anne
Occupation
  • Television presenter
  • writer
  • producer
  • journalist
Years active2000–present
EmployerChannel 4
Television
Partner(s)Charles Martin (1996–2014)
Sue Perkins (2014–2021)[2]
Websiteannarichardson.co.uk

Early lifeEdit

Richardson was born on 27 September 1970 in Wellington, Shropshire, England,[4] daughter of Canon James Richardson, OBE, vicar of Great Brington, Northamptonshire, and Janet, a religious education teacher.[5][6] She was educated at The School of St Mary and St Anne, an Anglican girls' independent boarding school in the village of Abbots Bromley near Rugeley, Staffordshire.[7]

CareerEdit

Richardson started her television presenting career on The Big Breakfast on Channel 4, and thereafter for the next six years appeared regularly in television programmes including Love Bites for ITV, for which she was nominated for an RTS award.[8]

Richardson went on to present Love Bites Back, Dream Ticket, Des Res, and the ITV series Big Screen, in which she interviewed a number of prominent Hollywood personalities.[citation needed]

Richardson has written and produced television programmes including No Waste Like Home, Turn Back Your Body Clock and Channel 4 series You Are What You Eat.[9]

Richardson fronted Channel 4's The Sex Education Show,[10] broadcast from 9 September to 14 October 2008. The Sex Education Show returned in March 2009 as The Sex Education Show vs. Pornography. A third series, The Sex Education Show: Am I Normal?, was broadcast in July 2010. The fourth series, called The Sex Education Show: Stop Pimping Our Kids, aired from 19 to 21 April 2011. The fifth series began on 19 July 2011.[citation needed]

Richardson presents Channel 4's Secret Eaters, which began on 16 May 2012. She, alongside Louise Redknapp, hosts How Not to Get Old, which began on 7 August 2013. Richardson and Andi Osho present Supershoppers, which began on Channel 4 on 1 February 2016. Osho has now been replaced by Sabrina Grant.[11]

She presents Channel 4's Naked Attraction, which began on 25 July 2016.

In 2017, Richardson co-presented How to Retire at 40 on Channel 4. From January to June 2018, she was a panellist on six episodes of ITV's Loose Women. In February 2018, she co-presented How to Get Fit Fast with Amar Latif on Channel 4.

In 2019, Richardson presented Channel 4's Thomas Cook: The Rise and Fall of Britain’s Oldest Travel Agent, a documentary about the collapse of Thomas Cook Group.

Richardson presents Channel 4's How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours. The first episode aired on 26 April 2021.[12]

On 5 May 2021, Channel 4 confirmed Richardson will be the host of the reboot of Changing Rooms.[13]

On 26 May 2022, it was confirmed that Richardson will co-present with Yinka Bokinni the upcoming Channel 4 series Naked Education.[14]

Legal dispute with Arnold SchwarzeneggerEdit

Richardson sued Arnold Schwarzenegger and two of his aides, Sean Walsh and publicist Sheryl Main, over comments they made about her claims that he groped her. The case was settled in 2006.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Richardson was in an 18-year relationship with TV producer Charles Martin[16] and dated comedian Sue Perkins from 2014 before "amicably splitting" in 2021.[17][18][19]

BibliographyEdit

  • Body Blitz: Five Rules for a Brand New You (2010)
  • Summer Body Blitz Diet: Five Rules for a Brand New You (2011)
  • Mind Over Fatter: See Yourself Slim, Think Yourself Slim, Eat Yourself Slim (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Naked Attraction: Shropshire-born presenter Anna Richardson defends controversial dating show". Shropshire Star. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  2. ^ Makoni, Abbianca (30 June 2021). "Sue Perkins 'splits' from Naked Attraction's Anna Richardson". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  3. ^ "About". annarichardson.co.uk. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Naked Attraction: Shropshire-born presenter Anna Richardson defends controversial dating show". www.shropshirestar.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  5. ^ Correspondent, Matthew Moore, Media. "TV presenter Anna Richardson traumatised by hotel room raiders". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  6. ^ Scott, Interviews by Caroline. "Relative values: TV sex guru Anna Richardson and her father Jim". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  7. ^ Roz Laws (8 September 2008). "The big interview: Anna Richardson". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Anna Richardson". The Edinburgh International Television Festival. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  9. ^ "No Sexperience Necessary". Am I Normal – Channel 4.
  10. ^ Lindsay Clydesdale (4 September 2008). "Anna Richardson hopes new TV series will help educate Brits about sex". dailyrecord. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  11. ^ "News | Channel 4". www.channel4.com.
  12. ^ "TV Picks: 26th April - 2nd May". rts.org.uk. 26 April 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Anna Richardson to host Channel 4's Changing Rooms reboot". channel4.com. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Channel 4 Commissions new body positivity format from Betty TV". channel4.com/press. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Entertainment – Schwarzenegger libel 'settled'". BBC. 26 August 2006. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  16. ^ Lambert, Victoria (12 February 2015). "I just happen to be in love with a woman". The Daily Telegraph.
  17. ^ "I can't bare to go nude, says Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson". Metro Newspaper UK. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  18. ^ Buckland, Lucy (19 March 2016). "Anna Richardson reveals all about sex with Sue Perkins". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  19. ^ Makoni, Abbianca (30 June 2021). "Sue Perkins 'splits' from Naked Attraction's Anna Richardson". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 3 August 2021.

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