Inside the life of TV legend Jeremy Paxman

JEREMY Paxman is a well known broadcaster, thanks to his long career in television.

In October 2022 he opened up in an ITV documentary about living with Parkinson’s Disease.

 Jeremy Paxman is a famous broadcaster

Jeremy Paxman is a famous broadcasterCredit: Getty

Who is Jeremy Paxman?

Jeremy Paxman was born in Leeds on May 11, 1950.

He joined the BBC in 1972, initially at BBC Radio Brighton, although he relocated to London in 1977.

In coming years, he worked on Tonight and Panorama before becoming a newsreader for the BBC Six O’Clock News and later a presenter on Breakfast Time.

Jeremy has three children with former partner Elizabeth Ann Clough – the pair amicably separated in 2016 after 35 years together.

What TV shows has Jeremy Paxman starred in?

In 1989, Jeremy became a presenter for BBC Two’s Newsnight, during which he interviewed a wide range of political figures.

He became known for his forthright and abrasive interviewing style, particularly when interrogating politicians.

In 2014, Jeremy left Newsnight after 25 years as its presenter.

Back in 1994, he landed the coveted job of presenter of University Challenge.

On August 16, 2022 Jeremy revealed he was stepping down from the role after 28 years.

He will film his last episode in autumn 2022 and his final series will air on BBC Two.

When was he diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease?

In May 2021, Jeremy revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

He said in a statement at the time: “I can confirm I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

I am receiving excellent treatment and my symptoms are currently mild.

“I plan to continue broadcasting and writing for as long as they’ll have me.”

He wrote in a column due to be printed in Saga magazine: “I will not pretend that being diagnosed with an incurable brain disease is fun.

“But it could be worse. I have at least the consolation of being in the enjoyable company of people like Billy Connolly and Alan Alda.

“I am lucky to have understanding family, friends and colleagues, and I am also fortunate in seeing the funny side of unexpectedly falling over.”

What is Jeremy Paxman’s net worth?

It seems Jeremy Paxman’s media career has paid off.

He reportedly has a net worth of around £3M.

Jeremy has accumulated his wealth through his work on high profile shows for the BBC.