BBC News presenter George Alagiah returned to the TV screen after a year. Many people are wondering what happened to him? What is the reason that forced him to take a year-long break from the TV?
There were many rumours that he had very little time to live. Why people won’t understand that everyone has their problems? Is work everything? Besides that, everyone is supposed to have a personal life, right? Or maybe not!
With George, it is a little different. He was actually sick. What happened to him? Read the article to find out!
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Who is George Alagiah?
George Alagiah is a British journalist, newsreader, & presenter. He was born as George maxwell Alagiah on 22nd November 1995, in Colombo, Ceylon, to Sri Lankan Tamil parents; Donal Alagiah and Therese. His parents moved to Ghana in 1961, where he attended Christ the King International School.
After that, he took his secondary education at St John’s College and studied politics at Van Mildert College, Durhan University.
George Alagiah’s Wife & Children
BBC TV presenter George Alagiah is so lucky to have Frances Robathan as his wife, and he is with his spouse Frances from over three decades. Actually, these two love birds met for the first time at Durham University. As George and Frances, both studied at the same college were at first good friends.
Then the couple turned their friendship into a relationship and consequently got hitched to be husband and wife from being college booboos. However, he has not talked about his wife in public. The couple has two sons: Adam and Durham.
The BBC reporter was diagnosed with bowel cancer back in 2014, and since then George has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy and three primary operations. In 2015, he returned to his position in late October. But sadly, after his cancer re-returned, he again took a long time off from the network in 2018.
Alagiah, 63, also supported the Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, and promotes every two year Cancer screening in England.
What’s George Alagiah Net Worth?
The News at Six presenters has been working for BBC for more than two decades. There’s no doubt he gets paid enormous money. In these years, he has covered the top to small stories from around the world. He makes a decent salary from his career as a journalist. George reportedly earns a salary of £250,000 – £299,999 as a BBC presenter.
However, Alagiah net worth remains undisclosed but has his net worth is expectedly over the seven-digit figure.
On the other hand, he earns extra wealth from the books he authored. To date, George has released four albums, and his most famous book is ‘A Home From Home: From Immigrant Boy to English Man.’ which can be bought via amazon at $3.06per copy.
George has been working for the BBC News at Six since 2007 and also the main presenter for the 10’0 CLOCK News.
During his early career, he worked for South magazine from 1982 and then moved on to British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1989, he joined BBC and was one of the leading foreign correspondents. At the time, he reported every news from the Rwandan genocide to civil wars in Sierra, Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Liberia.
Further, in 2002, he served as the presenter for BBC Four News. Following the year, he co-presented with Sophie Raworth the BBC’s program Six O’Clock News until 2005. Since 2005, he has been presenting World News Today on BBC World News and BBC Two.
As a TV presenter and journalist, he has interviewed high profile figures including Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, and former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.
- George was a patron of the Fairtrade Foundation from 2002 to 2009.
- Since 2010, Alagiah has been a patron of Parenting UK.
- He received the Asian Awards in 2010.
- Alagiah and his wife, Frances, have been married since 1984.
- George is also the main relief presenter for the BBC Teb O’s Clock News.
Quick Facts about George Maxwell
|Name||George Maxwell Alagiah|
|Other Names||The Pariah, Gorgeous George, Easy George|
|Date of Birth||22 November 1955|
|Birth Place||Colombo, Ceylon|
|Age||63 years old|
|Occupation||Journalist, Presenter, Author|
|Employer||British Broadcasting Corporation|