Anthea Redfern

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Anthea Redfern
Born Anthea Bernice Redfern
1948 (age 65–66)
Newton Abbot, Devon
Spouse(s)

Anthea Bernice Redfern (born 1948 in Newton Abbot, Devon)[1] is a former British television hostess, most notable as the assistant to her then husband, Bruce Forsyth, on the BBC's The Generation Game.

Redfern trained as a dancer and then went on to work as a model in Paris and the United Kingdom; she was one of the first models to appear on Page Three of The Sun, albeit not topless. Anthea became a Playboy Bunny working in the London club in Park Lane in 1969 her bunny name was Sasha. She became "Miss London" in 1970. She met Bruce Forsyth at a "Miss Lovely Legs" competition.[2] Anthea auditioned against fifty-two other applicants, and they started presenting The Generation Game together.[3]

The couple had an affair and Forsyth and his wife of twenty years, Penny Calvert, were divorced in 1973. Forsyth and Redfern married on Christmas Eve 1973[4] and had two daughters: Charlotte and Louisa. In 1979, they divorced and Redfern subsequently married property developer Freddie Hoffman, with whom she had a daughter, India. Redfern was previously married to Torquay United F.C. and Bristol Rovers F.C. footballer Robin Stubbs. She now spends a large amount of time in Marbella, Spain and has appeared again on British television, including an appearance on Come Dine With Me.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRO Register of Births: APR 1948 7a 611 NEWTON A - Anthea B. Redfern, mmn = Warren
  2. ^ Roberts, Laura (2008-02-22). "'Fruit for lunch and the love of a young woman': Bruce Forsyth's recipe for a long life as he turns 80". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Bruce Forsyth and Anthea Redfern". Derek & Clive. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  4. ^ GRO Register of Marriages: OCT 1973 6a 580 WINDSOR - Bruce J. Forsyth-Johnson = Anthea B. Redfern

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