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Julian Gordon Worricker (born 6 January 1963 in Woking, Surrey) is an English journalist, currently working as a presenter of Any Answers on BBC Radio 4 and a relief presenter on BBC News, the corporation's 24-hour rolling news channel. He also presented You and Yours on BBC Radio 4 until leaving in October 2013.

Julian Worricker
Julian Gordon Worricker

(1963-01-06) 6 January 1963 (age 56)
OccupationJournalist/News presenter
Years active1985–present

Worricker was educated at Epsom College; he went on to study English literature at the University of Leicester. He is an only child. He suffers from psoriatic arthritis.[1]

He joined the BBC in 1985 as a staff reporter for BBC Radio Leicester before moving to Midlands Today as a TV presenter in 1988. In January 1989, he rejoined Radio Leicester as News Editor. In 1991, he moved to join the newly launched station Radio Five in Manchester, presenting the evening magazine programme, Five Aside. He joined Five Live at its launch in 1994, initially as a newsreader and reporter, but was soon a regular presenter on Weekend Breakfast before presenting Five Live Breakfast alongside Victoria Derbyshire. He then moved to the mid-morning show from July 2003 (taking over from Fi Glover) until July 2004, when he left to become a relief presenter for BBC News.

From September 2002 until September 2007, he presented the current affairs programme Worricker on Sunday, which also included the 5 Live Report. In September 2007 Worricker decided to take a six-month break from both 5 Live and BBC News to go travelling around the world.[2]

He can occasionally be heard presenting Weekend on the BBC World Service.


  1. ^ Julian Worricker (2016-06-22). "Diagnosed with arthritis in your 30s". BBC News.
  2. ^ Worricker to take break from broadcasting Times Online

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