Anthea Redfern

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Anthea Redfern
Born Anthea Bernice Redfern
(1948-04-15) 15 April 1948 (age 68)
Newton Abbot, Devon

Anthea Bernice Redfern (born 15 April 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 lives largely in Marbella, Spain and has appeared again on British television, including an appearance on Come Dine With Me.


  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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