BBC’s Nationwide Presenter, Michael Barratt, Passed Away At 94

Michael Barratt, well known for his work on BBC’s Nationwide, died at the age of 94, according to his family.

“We’re extremely sad to inform you that our beautiful dad/husband/ Michael Barratt has passed away this morning,” Barratt’s son Olly said in a statement posted on Sunday.

“He spent his final days accompanied by his family at the excellent Thames Hospice in Berkshire.”  “A life lived fully.”

Nationwide presenter Michael Barratt dies aged 94

Michael Barratt, the former anchor of the BBC current affairs program Nationwide, died at the age of 94. Barratt worked as a reporter on the BBC current affairs show Midlands Today prior to hosting Nationwide.

For over a decade, the TV host was the face of the current affairs show, which usually drew 10 million people.

Michael Baratt Date of Birth, Family, and Early life 

Michael Barratt was born in the West Riding of the Yorkshire town of Leeds in 1928.

He attended Rossall and Paisley grammar school. Wallace Barratt, his father, was a tax inspector, and Doris, his mother, died of TB when her son was six years old. Barratt attended Rossall School in Lancashire, an independent boys’ school, then Paisley Grammar School in Scotland.

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He left school to work as a journalist for Kemsley Newspapers. He came to Nigeria for a year in 1956 after being hired as the deputy editor of the Nigerian Citizen in Zaria. Barratt also began a political debate show for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service.

After returning to the United Kingdom, he worked as a production journalist for numerous English provincial newspapers, notably the Wolverhampton Express & Star.

Michael Baratt Net Worth, How much did he earn? 

Michael’s precise net worth has not been revealed as of now however it is estimated that his net worth is somewhere between 1 to 5 million dollars.

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Is Michael Barratt married?

He married twice. Michael had 3 sons and 3 daughters from his marriage with Joan Warner however their marriage was dissolved.

Michael re-married Dilys Morgan, a nationwide presenter on 7 August 1977. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter.

Which School did Michael Baratt go to?

Barratt had his education at Paisley Grammar School in Scotland as well as Rossall School, an independent boys’ school close to Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Is he available on social media?

There are a lot of accounts on that name however we were unable to locate his official social media account information.

The career of Michael Barratt

Michael Barratt started out as a reporter for Midlands Today on the BBC, then moved on to host Panorama and 24 Hours. From 1969 through 1977, he presented on Nationwide. From 1973 until 1977, he served as the show’s host on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time. Up until 1997, he served as the chairman of the production business Michael Barratt Limited and as a presenter on Thames TV’s Reporting London. Additionally, he sang songs of praise.

In both movies and television shows, he has made personal appearances. Examples include The Magic Christian and The Goodies. He was chosen as the University of Aberdeen’s Rector in 1972. Michael Barratt’s Complete Gardening Guide, Michael Barratt, Making the Most of the Media, and Making the Most of Retirement are just a few of the works he wrote. Mr. Nationwide, his autobiography, was released in 2013.

Michael Barratt’s body type Height, Weight

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 Sexual orientationStraight
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Interesting facts about Michael Barratt’s which you should know

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Zodiac signCapricorn
Relationship statusMarried
PartnerJoan Warner Dilys Morgan