Natasha Kaplinsky Biography
Natasha Kaplinsky born Natasha Margaret Kaplinsky, is an English newsreader and television presenter. She is well known for her roles as a newsreader on Sky News, BBC News, Channel 5 and ITV News.
She attended Ringmer Community College, until the age of sixteen when she moved to Varndean College in Brighton. She graduated with a degree in English from Hertford College, Oxford in 1995.
Kaplinsky’s first jobs after graduating from college was working in the press offices of Labour leaders Neil Kinnock and John Smith.
Kaplinsky began her presenting career on F2F, a youth chat show, for Granada Talk TV in 1996 with co-host Sacha Baron Cohen. In 1999, Kaplinsky moved to ITV’s London News Network and in November 2000, Kaplinsky moved to Sky News where she co-presented Live at Five with Jeremy Thompson, as well as the breakfast news programme Sunrise.
In November 2002, Kaplinsky joined the BBC to present BBC Breakfast from Monday to Thursday with Dermot Murnaghan, following the departure of Sophie Raworth to present the BBC News at Six.
On 5 October 2007, the BBC confirmed that Kaplinsky had decided to depart the BBC to become a presenter on Five News. On 18 February 2008, Kaplinsky presented her first broadcast for Five. On 14 October 2010, Kaplinsky announced that she was leaving her job at Channel 5 at the end of 2010. Kaplinsky’s first presenting role with ITV was in the summer of 2011.
Natasha Kaplinsky Age
Natasha Kaplinsky was born on 9 September 1972 in Brighton, East Sussex, England, to Raphael Kaplinsky, an exiled Jewish South African professor of international development at the Open University, and his wife, Catherine Kaplinsky, a psychotherapist.Natasha Kaplinsky
Natasha Kaplinsky Husband
Natasha Kaplinsky married Justin Bower, a private equity professional from London at Babington House, Somerset, on 21 August 2005. They had met on a blind date six months earlier.
Natasha Kaplinsky Children
Natasha Kaplinsky announced she was pregnant with their first child in April 2008. It was revealed by Five News on 25 September 2008 that Kaplinsky had given birth to a son, whom she and Bower later named Arlo, over two weeks after he was born.
On 7 October 2009, Kaplinsky informed Five bosses that she was pregnant again. On 9 April 2010 she gave birth to a daughter, Angelica Pearl Bower.
Natasha Kaplinsky Strictly
Natasha Kaplinsky participated in the first series of the celebrity ballroom dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing in 2004. She went on to win the competition with partner Brendan Cole.
Kaplinsky then co-presented the first half of the second series in 2004 with Bruce Forsyth, when regular presenter, Tess Daly went on maternity leave. Kaplinsky returned to the show in 2012, taking part in the Christmas Special.
Natasha Kaplinsky Affair
Brendan Cole and ex-fiancee Camilla Dallerup famously split after the dancer was paired with newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky on the very first series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004. It was alleged at the time that Brendan, 41, had a fling with his celeb partner- giving rise to the dreaded ‘Strictly curse’. The pair denied the affair but Camilla split from Brendan, saying the break-up “was like a mini-death”.
Natasha Kaplinsky Net Worth
Natasha Kaplinsky has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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Natasha Kaplinsky says her son is ‘desperate for a brother’
Natasha Kaplinsky, 45, has opened up about her family life in a new interview with HELLO!. The Strictly Come Dancing winner lives on a farm in Sussex with her husband Justin Bower and their two children, son Arlo, ten, and daughter Angelica, eight, along with an impressive 47 animals – ranging from dogs to goats. And while the star admits that she doesn’t think it would be “sensible” to have anymore children, her son Arlo thinks very differently. “Arlo is desperate for a brother but sadly that isn’t going to happen and he is going to have to make do with his very lovely sister Angelica,” she said.
The doting mum added: “I feel extremely blessed to have them in my life – they are by far the best that has ever happened to me. If Justin and I had met earlier maybe we would have tried to grow our family, but as it is, two children and all of our four legged friends, makes me feel incredibly lucky.” Natasha also joked that her children are not fans of watching her presenting the news. “As the children were growing up, they have always said that they are ‘allergic to news.” What I take that to mean is that they don’t like mummy working, so I try not to force them into it,” she said.
Natasha is the co-founder of mum and baby range, Mum & You, something she says of her involvement, was a “very happy coincidence.” Products include environmentally friendly nappies and 100 percent biodegradable wipes for baby care, along with a range of pamper products for mums. “As every mum knows, when you have a baby, your needs are almost totally forgotten,” Natasha said. “So at Mum & You we have developed a range of products to treat mum, and to help mums to remember to look after themselves too.”
“What I am most proud about with Mum & You is that we are company with purpose at our core. Every product we sell helps another mum – and that desire to help others makes me determined to make our company as successful as possible,” Natasha added.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Natasha revealed that she is planning on having a “lovely relaxed family breakfast” at home, before meeting with her extended family for lunch. “I have a very close relationship with my mum. She already knows how much I adore her, but Mother’s Day is a great excuse to remind her how special she is to me,” she said.