October 21, 1973 |
Prestwich, Lancashire, England, U.K.
|Other names||Bev Turner|
|Occupation||Television presenter, Radio presenter|
|Spouse(s)||James Cracknell (m. 2002)|
She is the sister of swimming champion Adrian Turner and wife of Olympic rower James Cracknell with whom she has a son, Croyde, born in October 2003, and two daughters, Kiki, born in March 2009 and Trixie, born April 2011. She has a first class degree in English from the University of Manchester.
She is probably best known as a presenter on UK TV and radio, originally for sports shows. She spent three years as one of the female presenters for UK ITV's Formula One coverage (the other being Louise Goodman) and she also presented coverage of the Tour de France. She spent another three seasons presenting coverage of US National Basketball Association games in the UK. In 2002, she began presenting entertainment sections for Granada’s This Morning and, in 2003, travel reporting for the Travel Channel.
From 2004, she spent two years co-presenting a Saturday morning radio program on BBC Radio Five Live with Eamonn Holmes and also presented sixty-four episodes of Taste, a daily food programme on Sky3. Her other jobs include modelling – where she stands at five foot ten inches – and journalism, where she writes for newspapers such as the Independent, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
She broke with Formula One racing coverage with the publication of her book The Pits: The Real World of Formula 1 in July 2004.
Her main charity interest is in sexual health and sexual politics, where she is a patron of the Family Planning Association (FPA).
She has been a competitive swimmer and achieved a first class honours degree at Manchester University in English Literature/Language.
- "James & Bev Have Baby Daughter". MTC News. Archived from the original on 29 May 2009.
- "Congratulations!!!". James Cracknell. June 4, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
- In the worlds of journalism and writing, she stands at five foot three. Beverley Turner photos and information
- Turner, Beverley (2004). The Pits: The Real World of Formula One. Atlantic Books. ISBN 978-1-84354-237-7. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- Turner, Beverley (2010-02-15). "Tapping therapy: curing physical and mental problems". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
- BBC Radio Presenter Profile[dead link]
- Beverley Turner at the Internet Movie Database
- Travel Channel | Presenter - Beverley Turner[dead link] Postcards from Paradise profile
- NBA.com UK One on One with Beverly [sic] Turner Chat interview transcript from Sunday, March 11, 2001.
- The Observer | Review | 'I felt trapped in this world of horrible men' Review of her book, 'The Pits'
- Beverley Turner Showreel Created by Burning Vision