Anna Richardson

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Anna Richardson
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Richardson in 2009 interviewing at Trafalgar Square
Born Anna Clare Richardson
(1970-09-27) 27 September 1970 (age 44)
Wellington, Shropshire, England, UK
Education The School of St Mary and St Anne, Staffordshire
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
Partner(s) Charles Martin (1996-2014)
Sue Perkins (2014-present)
Website www.annarichardson.co.uk

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

Early life[edit]

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, in the village of Abbots Bromley near the historic market town of Rugeley, Staffordshire.[3]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[4]

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".[citation needed]

Richardson fronted Channel 4's The Sex Education Show,[5] 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.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Having been in an 18-year relationship with film director Charles Martin,[7][8] in December 2014 Richardson revealed that she is dating Sue Perkins.[9]She would like to have had children, but lack of sex education impaired her ability to. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916–2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.
  2. ^ "About". annarichardson.co.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Roz Laws (8 September 2008). "The big interview: Anna Richardson". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ http://sexperienceuk.channel4.com/sex-education
  5. ^ http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/real-life-stories/2008/09/05/anna-richardson-hopes-new-tv-series-will-help-educate-brits-about-sex-86908-20724202/
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/5288194.stm
  7. ^ She states in the video provided in the article, that she had been with her boyfriend for nearly 20 years and was recently single before meeting Sue Perkins. [1]
  8. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/anna-richardson-supports-girlfriend-sue-5521771
  9. ^ Carpenter, Louise. When Anna met Sue, The Times, 13 Dec 2014
  10. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/anna-richardson-calls-girlfriend-sue-4926692

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