Anna Richardson

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Anna Richardson
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Richardson in 2009 interviewing at Trafalgar Square
Born (1970-09-27) 27 September 1970 (age 44)
Wellington, Shropshire, England, UK
Education The School of St Mary and St Anne, Staffordshire
(now known as Abbots Bromley School)
Occupation Television presenter, writer, producer, journalist
Years active 2000–present
Television The Sex Education Show
Supersize vs Superskinny
You Are What You Eat
Secret Eaters

Anna Clare Richardson (born 27 September 1970) is an English presenter, television producer, writer and journalist.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Anna Clare Richardson was born on 27 September 1970 in Wellington, Shropshire, England.[1]


Richardson was educated at The School of St Mary and St Anne, a High Church girls' boarding independent school, now known as Abbots Bromley School, in the village of Abbots Bromley near the historic market town of Rugeley in Staffordshire, where she says there was very little sex education.[3] She would like to have had children, but this lack of sex education impaired her ability to. [4]

Life and career[edit]

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.

Richardson went on to present Love Bites Back, Dream Ticket, Des Res and the ITV series Big Screen, where she met and interviewed a number of prominent Hollywood personalities.

Richardson has also written and produced television programmes including No Waste Like Home; Turn Back Your Body Clock; and Channel 4's series You Are What You Eat.[5]

Richardson returned to television presenting on Channel 4’s Supersize vs Superskinny which covered the topic of unconventional dietary habits with an emphasis on celebrities. She tried radical regimes "in a quest to expose uncomfortable truths about the quest for size zero".

Richardson fronted Channel 4's The Sex Education Show,[6] 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 on July 2010. The fourth series, called The Sex Education Show: Stop Pimping Our Kids, aired from 19–21 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 also presents How Not to Get Old alongside Louise Redknapp which began on 7 August 2013.

Legal dispute with Arnold Schwarzenegger[edit]

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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2014, Richardson revealed she is dating Sue Perkins.[8]


  1. ^ a b England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916–2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.
  2. ^ "About". Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Roz Laws (8 September 2008). "The big interview: Anna Richardson". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
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  8. ^ Carpenter, Louise. When Anna met Sue, The Times, 13 Dec 2014

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