Anthea Redfern

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Anthea Redfern
Born Anthea Bernice Redfern
(1948-04-15) 15 April 1948 (age 69)
Newton Abbot, Devon
Spouse(s)
(1 Child)

Anthea Bernice Redfern (born 15 April 1948[1]) is a former British television hostess, best known as the assistant to Bruce Forsyth, her husband for six years, on the BBC's The Generation Game during its first run in the 1970s.

Redfern was born in Newton Abbot, Devon. She 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. Her first marriage was to Torquay United F.C. and Bristol Rovers F.C. footballer Robin Stubbs. She met Bruce Forsyth at a "Miss Lovely Legs" competition.[2] Anthea auditioned against fifty-two other applicants, and was chosen to host The Generation Game with Forsyth.[3]

The couple had an affair and Forsyth and his wife of twenty years, Penny Calvert, 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; she and Hoffman later divorced. She now lives largely in Marbella, Spain, and has appeared again on British television, including an appearance on Come Dine With Me.

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  1. ^ GRO Register of Births: APR 1948 7a 611 NEWTON A - Anthea B. Redfern, mmn = Warren
  2. ^ Roberts, Laura (22 February 2008). "'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 4 July 2008. 
  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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