Lowri Turner

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Lowri Turner
Born (1964-12-31) 31 December 1964 (age 53)
London, England
Occupation Presenter

Lowri Gwyneth Turner (born 31 December 1964) is a British television presenter, journalist, nutritional therapist and hypnotherapist.


Turner began her career as a fashion journalist for The Observer and became Fashion Editor at the London Evening Standard. Her television career started on GMTV in 1993. Turner was a contributor to Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS, a documentary celebration of the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who in 1993, in which she discussed the Edwardian feel to the Doctor's costumes and her fondness for Jon Pertwee's portrayal of the character. She made appearances as a celebrity panelist on BBC2's quiz show Going, Going, Gone and has presented the shows Looking Good, Shopping City, Housecall, Would Like To Meet and DIY SOS.[1] In 2004, Turner took part in the reality TV show, Celebrity Fit Club but, despite this, she still at times struggles with her weight.[2] She has been a regular panelist on the Channel Five series The Wright Stuff since 2002 and authors a column for the Welsh newspaper Western Mail[3] and Health and Well-being blog We Heart Living.[4]

Turner describes herself as a Nutritional Therapist citing a 'Diploma in Nutritional Therapy' from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.[5] which claims to be "an independent, not for profit educational charity."[6]

In 2006, Turner was criticized in the Welsh Assembly, where she was accused of homophobic comments in her column in the Western Mail entitled However much I love my gay friends, I don't want them running the country.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

She was born in 1964 at The Greycoat Hospital, Westminster, London to Welsh parents Mervyn and Shirley Turner. She was one of triplets and her mother had a traumatic birth resulting in her sister having a learning disability. She was educated at Camden School for Girls.[9]

She has been married twice and has five children; two with her first husband Paul Connew, and one daughter with second husband Nicol Batra from whom she is also divorced. She gave birth to twins in 2014.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Lowri Turner". IMDb.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lowri Turner: I tried the Hamptons diet - now". Nowmagazine.co.uk. 2007-03-26. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  3. ^ http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2007/news/news-in-brief-94/
  4. ^ [1] Archived November 8, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-09. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  7. ^ "News Opinion: Get the latest news opinions from". WalesOnline. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  8. ^ "UK | Wales | 'Anti-gay' paper column attacked". BBC News. 2006-03-04. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  9. ^ "Lowri Turner | LinkedIn". Uk.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2015-02-18.