British TV personality, Anthea Turner Pyro, dies in a fatal car accident   

Anthea Turner Pyro is a former English television personality who had a catastrophic eye mishap that nearly blinded one of her eyes.

Anthea is a well-known host of Blue Peter from 1992 to 1994. Likewise, she hosted GMTV from 1994 to 1996. Turner began her career on BBC radio before moving on to TV series.

She began her television career on Sky and then made her national television debut on BBC. She benefited from several opportunities and rose to prominence as a television personality.

Anthea Turner Pyro Accident: What happened to her eyes?

Anthea Turner has spoken up about an event that occurred while she was filming that nearly cost her sight. Turner had a fatal accident while being filmed at an old hotel.

Anthea had let go of the yarn of a window blind too quickly when opening it, causing it to fly out of her grasp and strike her in the eye.

She felt a dull discomfort, yet there was no visible damage to her eye. So she ignored the boring discomfort as nothing to be concerned about. Turner later found out that her retina was pretty badly damaged and had to get immediate attention. She noticed a red, flashing strobe light in her left eye and hurried to consult an expert, where she learned about the retinal detachment and was rushed to surgery as quickly as possible.

Anthea Turner Pyro Age, Date of Birth, Family, and Early life

Anthea Turner Pyro was born on 25 May 1960 which makes her age 62 in 2022. She is an English former television presenter. She hosted Blue Peter from 1992 to 1994, and GMTV from 1994 to 1996.

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Turner was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and attended St Dominic’s Grammar School, a Roman Catholic girls’ school. Her parents, Brian and Jean Turner have three daughters. Ruth, one of her sisters, died when she was 15 years old. Wendy Turner Webster is her other sister.

The career of Anthea Turner Pyro 

Turner entered television through Sky Channel and Music Box, where she presented live music shows from July 1986 through 1989. Her first appearance on national television was with the BBC which led to her hosting two seasons of the Saturday morning show UP2U.

Turner sustained burns and temporary hearing loss during a failed motorbike stunt on UP2U, which led to a winning lawsuit against the BBC.

Turner hosted the children’s television show, Blue Peter, from 27 June 1992 until 29 June 1994, and was also involved in publicizing The Y Plan, a workout method established by the London YMCA. She went on to host Totally Live on the pan-European music channel Music Box, and then GMTV, which she hosted from July 1994 until December 1996.

Turner also co-hosted the first National Lottery draw on BBC One on November 19, 1994, alongside Noel Edmonds and Gordon Kennedy. She was the only host of National Lottery Live until April 20, 1996, when she joined ITV and the travel show Wish You Were Here…?, becoming the UK’s second-highest-paid female television presenter behind Cilla Black. Bob Monkhouse took her position on The National Lottery Live.

Anthea Turner Pyro Net Worth, How much did she earn? 

Anthea Turner Pyro has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2022, according to Forbes, Wikipedia, IMDB, and other credible internet sources.

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Her booming profession as an English presenter and journalist has provided her with most of her money. It is likely that She earns money from previously unknown sources.

Was Anthea Turner Pyro Married?

She married her manager, former DJ Peter Powell, in 1990 after a long romance with one-time DJ co-worker Bruno Brookes; the pair separated in 1998.

Turner moved in with Imagine Homes CEO Grant Bovey the year after her divorce from Powell. Bovey divorced his wife, Della, and moved in with Turner. Later, he reconnected with Della before abandoning her to return to Turner. Turner and Bovey tied the knot on August 23, 2000. Turner was eager to create a family with Bovey, who has three kids from a previous marriage.

She and Bovey divorced in October 2015 after splitting up in 2012 owing to Bovey’s extramarital affair. After an early reconciliation, they separated again in August 2013, this time permanently, and divorced in October 2015.

Which School did Anthea Turner Pyro go to?

Turner was educated at the Roman Catholic girls’ school St Dominic Grammar School in Stoke.

Is she available on social media?

Anthea Turner Pyro is available on social media like Twitter and Instagram.

Anthea Turner Pyro’s Body Type, Height, Weight

HeightMeter: 1.676 m
Centimeter: 167 cm
WeightN / A
Hair colorFaded Gold
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight
Eye ColorBlack

Interesting facts about Anthea Turner Pyro’s which you should know

Zodiac signN / A
Relationship statusDivorced
PartnerPeter Powell (m. 1990; div. 1998)​  
Grant Bovey ​(m. 2000; div. 2015)