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Anna Richardson
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Richardson in 2009 interviewing at Trafalgar Square
Anna Clare Richardson

(1970-09-27) 27 September 1970 (age 48)
Wellington, Shropshire, England
EducationThe School of St Mary and St Anne, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire
OccupationTelevision presenter, writer, producer and journalist
Years active2000–present
TelevisionThe Big Breakfast
The Sex Education Show
Supersize vs Superskinny
You Are What You Eat
Secret Eaters
Naked Attraction
Loose Women
Partner(s)Charles Martin (1996–2014)
Sue Perkins (2014—)

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 Rugeley, Staffordshire.[3]


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 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. Richardson and Andi Osho present Supershoppers, which began on Channel 4 on 1 February 2016, although Osho has now been replaced by Sabrina Grant.[6]

She presents Channel 4's Naked Attraction, which began on 25 July 2016.

In 2017, Richardson co-presented How to Retire at 40 on Channel 4. In January, February and April 2018, she was a guest panellist on four episodes of ITV's Loose Women. In February 2018, she co-presented How to Get Fit Fast with Amar Latif on Channel 4.

Personal life[edit]

Anna Richardson is bisexual.[7] Previously, Richardson was in an 18-year relationship with film director Charles Martin.[8]

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.[9]


  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.
  4. ^ "No Sexperience Necessary". Am I Normal – Channel 4.
  5. ^ Lindsay Clydesdale (4 September 2008). "Anna Richardson hopes new TV series will help educate Brits about sex". dailyrecord. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
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  7. ^ "Anna Richardson says it was 'offensive' when people laughed at her relationship". Northsound1. 13 March 2016.
  8. ^ Lambert, Victoria (12 February 2015). "I just happen to be in love with a woman". The Daily Telegraph.
  9. ^ "Entertainment – Schwarzenegger libel 'settled'". BBC. Retrieved 3 October 2015.

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