Bill Turnbull was a well-known face on the BBC Breakfast show for more than 30 years, and his death is a great loss for the nation. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 and battled it for five years. During his illness, he was an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK.
Bill Turnbull worked for the BBC for 30 years
Bill Turnbull was a popular BBC breakfast host for almost 30 years, from 1979 to 2012. He has also starred in many films and appeared on a number of TV shows. He has starred on Children in Need and Through the Keyhole. He has also been a guest on several popular UK programmes, including Pointless, Strictly Come Dancing, and the television series Doctor Who. In his last year on the BBC, he began hosting Classic FM.
Before joining the BBC, Turnbull worked as a news correspondent, covering stories like the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the OJ Simpson trial. He also covered events in Russia and eastern Europe. Before joining the BBC as a breakfast host, Turnbull worked as a reporter on BBC Radio’s Today programme. He later moved to BBC television where he reported on the Lockerbie disaster and the Romanian revolution.
In March 2018, Turnbull revealed he had prostate cancer. He used his show to speak about the condition and encouraged men to seek treatment. He said that revealing his diagnosis was the “one useful thing” he had ever done. He underwent nine rounds of chemotherapy in 2018, but has stated that he has reached a stalemate in his treatment.
The BBC has paid tribute to its former breakfast host Bill Turnbull after the news broke. His death, which was announced in March 2018, came after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was a familiar figure on BBC Breakfast and was diagnosed in November 2017. His family praised the hospital staff that treated Turnbull and his colleagues and GP for their care, describing him as “a wonderful journalist and wise head”.
After his diagnosis, Bill Turnbull smoked marijuana for a documentary about the effects of marijuana on the prostate. He also hosted a weekend radio show on Classic FM and was a guest on the One Show. He reunited with former BBC Breakfast co-host Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain.
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017
In the wake of Turnbull’s diagnosis, the BBC Breakfast team paid tribute to the presenter, who died on Thursday. He was known as ‘the kindest presenter in the world’ and was loved by his colleagues, family, and audience alike. Former BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker said Turnbull had a wonderful sense of humour and was a “brilliant broadcaster”.
Turnbull was 66 when he was diagnosed. He co-hosted the popular breakfast show with Susanna Reid until she left to work on ITV. In his last interview, Turnbull reflected on some of his favourite moments from his breakfast career. One of these was when he made an unusual jumper out of dog hair. He was funny, kind, and generous.
Bill Turnbull began his career at Scottish radio station Radio Clyde in 1978. He was then hired by the BBC as a Washington correspondent for four years. During this time, he covered high-profile events, such as the OJ Simpson trial and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He also co-hosted the BBC’s news programme, BBC News 24. Afterwards, he joined BBC Breakfast as a co-host with Sian Williams and continued to work alongside her. During that time, Turnbull earned a reputation for being a calm and collected presenter. The BBC has aired a remembrance programme, which will feature some of his work with the show.
Bill Turnbull’s cancer diagnosis was revealed to the public in March 2018, and he explained his treatment in his Staying Alive documentary. Bill Turnbull announced his leave from his Classic FM weekend show in October 2017. He had fronted the show for five years. Turnbull started his broadcasting career at Radio Clyde in 1978 and moved on to the BBC in 1986 as a reporter. He later became a reporter for BBC Breakfast Time, which he held until his death.
He battled the disease for five years
Former BBC Breakfast host Bill Turnbull, 68, battled the disease for five years and finally succumbed to the disease on April 16. His illness left behind two sons, Will (born in 1980) and Flora (born in 1984). The couple, who lived in Buckinghamshire, moved to Rainow in Cheshire when BBC Breakfast relocated to Salford.
Turnbull started his career at Radio Clyde in 1978 before joining the BBC. He was a news presenter during the OJ Simpson trial, and then later joined the BBC Breakfast programme. During his time with the broadcaster, he also covered high-profile events such as the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the OJ Simpson murder trial. During his time at the BBC, he also battled cancer, and a documentary was made about his battle with the disease. He tried a variety of treatments, including an extreme diet and cannabis as a medicinal treatment.
Turnbull joined BBC Breakfast alongside Sian Williams in 2001, and co-anchored the show until 2016. He also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, coming seventh with Karen Hardy. In addition to his radio career, he also appeared on several other TV shows. He also appeared on the popular television show Mastermind.
Bill Turnbull’s death has been a tragedy for the broadcast industry. His health struggle was documented in a documentary, Staying Alive. His wife Sarah told BBC Breakfast that the former BBC Breakfast host had spent his final weeks at home with his family.
He was an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK
Bill Turnbull was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, he was 66. He had prostate tests at the age of forty and 50, but he didn’t have any symptoms until he saw his doctor for bone pains. Despite his poor health, he was an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and has spoken out to help other men with the disease.
He underwent several treatments, including a PS8,000 oxygen chamber. He also explored the medicinal effects of cannabis oil. In a Channel 4 documentary called Bill Turnbull: Staying Alive, he was seen laughing out loud when the cannabis oil took effect. He said having cancer had given him a new lease on life. It is difficult to beat the disease, but it can be beaten with the right treatment.
Bill Turnbull has made a difference to the fight against prostate cancer. He raised awareness about the disease and the need for early diagnosis. Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death in men, and in Britain, it is the third-leading cause of death in men. Despite this, research on the disease is far behind that of breast cancer. As a result, therapies for the disease are decades behind those for breast cancer.
Turnbull was a well-known broadcaster, and he was a regular presenter on BBC Breakfast. The show is releasing a special programme dedicated to him. On BBC Breakfast, he presented alongside Sian Williams, Susanna Reid, Kate Silverton and Louise Minchin.
Bill Turnbull was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent treatment. He has since thanked blood donors and stopped his Classic FM radio show. In addition, he has also undergone kidney transplants.
He appeared on ITV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Bill Turnbull appeared on ITV’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” as a celebrity contestant in series 22. After a successful performance on the show, the couple went home with PS75,000 each. However, they had only one lifeline left to use before the game was over. They guessed B: Durham and won PS75,000!
Bill Turnbull has also been a presenter on many television shows. He presented the BBC’s Breakfast programme for fifteen years, and also hosted a variety of gameshows and political programmes. In November 2017, he appeared on the celebrity edition of the show in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, a charity that raises money for prostate cancer research. During filming, he discovered that he had prostate cancer. Initially, he was reluctant to see a doctor, but in the end, he decided to take a blood test to confirm his diagnosis. He subsequently announced that he would be taking a leave from Classic FM until October 2021.
Bill Turnbull’s TV career began when he joined BBC Breakfast in 2001. He co-anchored the show with Susanna Reid for eleven years before she left to join ITV’s Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? Turnbull also appeared on the game show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2005.
Turnbull began his career in broadcasting at Scotland’s Radio Clyde in 1978 and he later joined the BBC as a reporter. He went on to cover a wide variety of stories and controversies during his time with the BBC. His reporting included coverage of the OJ Simpson trial and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Later, Turnbull joined the BBC as the main presenter of BBC News 24. He also worked on BBC Radio 5 Live.