The 66-year-old BBC Breakfast host Bill Turnbull has died: Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty fight tears as they announce the death of Strictly star Bill Turnbull, 66, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.
TV presenter and journalist Bill Turnbull has died at the age of 66
Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull has died. He was 66.— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) September 1, 2022
He was loved by our viewers. He was loved by his colleagues.
Bill will always be remembered for his warmth, humour and being a brilliant journalist. pic.twitter.com/43h1conEQO
Turnbull began his broadcasting career in 1978, reporting from more than 30 countries. In 2015, he made an embarrassing mistake live on air.
Bill Turnbull’s passion for beekeeping led to the publication of his book, The Bad Beekeepers Club, and he hosted a weekend radio show on Classic FM.
Nick Robinson, Mishal Husain and Dan Walker paid tribute to Bill Turnbull as an exceptional radio broadcaster. Turnbull was described as “charming” and “relaxing” and a “smart, sharp reporter.”
Turnbull began his broadcasting career at Scottish station Radio Clyde, worked for the BBC until 1990, then became a correspondent for BBC News and co-hosted BBC Breakfast with Susanna Reid until 2014.
Bill Turnbull, 66, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 and said he was “angry with myself” for not seeing a GP for four years. Prostate cancer is a disease in which cells in the prostate begin to divide and grow uncontrollably, sometimes spreading throughout the body.