Lorne Spicer

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Lorne Spicer
Born (1965-09-16) 16 September 1965 (age 53)
Upminster, Essex, England
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Martin Donovan

Lorne Spicer (born 16 September 1965 in Upminster, Essex) is an English television presenter best known for presenting reality shows on the BBC's current daytime output.

She started out as a reporter for BBC Radio Norfolk, and later wrote a weekly collectibles column in the Mail on Sunday.[1] She went to Coopers' Company and Coborn School and has a degree in Communication Studies (Media). She produced a morning European business-news show and a personal-finance show. Spicer also presented various programmes for ITV and BBC One such as Boot Sale Challenge and was a regular guest on money matters for This Morning and GMTV. She also participated in the BBC programme Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, where she competed against Mark Franks to raise money for charity. In the early 80's, she spent some time working as a magician's assistant.[2] Spicer was also the presenter of the daytime BBC Television programme Car Booty.

Lorne Spicer lives in Thundersley, Essex,[1] and is divorced with one son. In 2009 it was reported that Spicer had filed for bankruptcy.[1] Her bankruptcy order was registered, under her married name Donovan, at Southend County Court.[3]

Television programmes[edit]

They were all broadcast on the BBC except Everything Must Go and Bootsale Challenge, which were on ITV. Currently, My Life for Sale and Cash in the Attic are being syndicated in the United States on Vibrant TV Network.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Cash in the Attic presenter files for bankruptcy". London: Telegraph. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  2. ^ First Artist Management - Lorne Spicer Archived February 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ COLIN ROBERTSON (2009-01-15). "TV money expert is bankrupt | The Sun |Showbiz|TV". London: The Sun. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  4. ^ Booth, Jenny. "The Times – UK News, World News and Opinion". The Times. London.

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