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Bill Turnbull

Bill Turnbull

Price Range
£5,000 - £9,000

Type of Entertainment
Presenter & Host - News - Entertainment / Speaker - After Dinner Speaker

Great For...
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events

Bill Turnbull is a speaker, journalist, presenter & former co-host of BBC Breakfast.

Bill had been presenting BBC Breakfast since 2001.  He began as a weekend presenter & in 2008 became one of the main weekday presenters for the programme which is broadcast on both BBC1 & the BBC News channel.

He joined the BBC as a reporter for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme in 1986 then moved to Breakfast Time in 1989.  This is where he reported memorable stories from around Britain & Europe including the Lockerbie disaster & the Romanian Revolution of 1989.

It was, Bill remembers, a steep learning curve – learning the techniques of making television amid rapidly changing events.  In 1990 he became a correspondent for BBC News.

As a News Correspondent, Bill later covered everything from presidential elections to street riots in more than 30 countries.  During his four year stint as the BBC’s Washington Correspondent between 1994 & 1998 he reported on the Oklahoma bomb, the OJ Simpson trial & the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Other highlights in his career include the Moscow uprising in 1991, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 & the US Presidential elections.

He was a regular presenter on BBC News 24 & BBC Radio 5 Live before joining the Breakfast presenting team full-time.  He has also occasionally presented news bulletins on BBC One.

Bill Turnbull’s career in journalism began at Scottish local station Radio Clyde in 1978.  In 1980 he became a reporter for LBC & Capital Radio in London before freelancing for a number of years in the USA.

In 2005, he was a contestant in the third series of the BBC dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing, paired with Karen Hardy.

In his spare time Bill looks after his chickens & rather more hazardously, several hives of bees.  He likes to unwind by watching what he calls ‘the Pride of the Chilterns’ – Wycombe Wanderers.

Contact Arena Entertainment to enquire about or book Bill Turnbull for your corporate event. Either send an email to or speak to one of our booking agents on 0113-239-2222.

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