People like Michael Aspel are like wine, older the better. Michael, age 85, is a TV presenter known for Crackerjack and Aspel & Company.
The recipient of Order of British Emperor, OBE, Michael is one of the highest paid presenters. But when it comes to endurance, he has some issues. In the early 2000s, he backed out of chemotherapy fearing illness.
Michael's Health Concern; Partner Supports His Demeanor
The TV presenter had health issues and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), indolent cancer of the lymphatic system. In the early days of 2002, doctors discovered a low-grade NHL. However, after undergoing multiple chemotherapy sessions, he went against suggestions and stopped medications. He said that the treatment made him feel sick.
In spite of doctors warning, he takes his illness as a matter and joke and time again said that he wishes to get hit by a bus before lymphoma. His struggle with well-being is not new, as he recovered from the growth in his bladder. He also had issues with kidney stones in the past. However, he now says that he drinks a lot of water and involves himself in physical activity as well.
He had also undergone the prostate enlargement operation in 2003. He said that his partner, Irene Clarke took the diagnosis of his NHL well and supported his demeanor. He and his production assistant love assistant are together ever since 1994 and raise five children from his previous marriage. He was actually the father of six children but, he lost his eldest son Greg of cancer at the age of 29 in 1989.
His deceased son, Greg and other son Richard was born to his first wife Dian Sessions, with whom he married in 1957. After relishing time for four years, the former couple ended their relationship in divorce.
Just a year later, he shared wedding vows with TV scriptwriter Ann in 1962. Together, the pair welcomed twin kids, Edward and Jane. After five years of matrimony, the duo got separated in 1967.
Michael Aspel and his wife Elizabeth at Harley Street Clinic, 5th June 1982 (Photo: Getty Images)
Following his split with Ann, he tied the knot with Elizabeth Power on 23 July 1977. Elizabeth was an actress and had her career on repertory theatre and West End musicals, with whom Michael had two children namely; Patrick and Daniel.
How Much Is Michael Aspel's Net Worth?
Michael Aspel summons his net worth especially from his career, i.e., TV Presenter. As per Payscale, a TV presenter gets the average salary of $59,994. He is also the highest paid TV presenter in British Television. And the estimated worth of his deal with "This Is Your Life" was £1.6 million in 1987. In 1991, he signed a contract for Aspel and Company for £ 533,000 a year.
He presented many programmes at BBC such as the series Come Dancing, Crackerjack, Ask Aspel, and the Miss World beauty contest. Besides, he is also an actor and writer well-known for; The War Game (1965), Doomwatch (1970) and Hancock (1961), thus gathers net earning from acting as well.
Born as Michael Terence Aspel in 1933 in Battersea, London in England, Michael Aspel celebrates his birthday on 12 January. His birth sign is Capricorn. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds British nationality.
He went Emanuel School after passing his eleven-plus in 1944 and served as a conscript of the National Service, from 1951 to 1953. And now, being at the age of 80's also he has kept his glory still alive through his career and works.