Famous through Blue Peter in 2008, Valerie Singleton is one of the most admires faces in the Hollywood and television sector. She has set the framework for the television platforms and radio shows.
Valarie has become the inspiration to many people around the world. She has played in Century of Queen Mother, 100 years in 100 minutes: A Celebration, I Love a 1970's Christmas and Blue Peter.
Still Not Married Valerie! Is Valerie Lesbian, Gay Or Neither?
The reputed Valerie Singleton, age 81, endured the rumors about her personal life. However, she preferred to give a glimpse of her love history with Daily Mail Magazine in June 2008.
As confirmed by Daily Mail, the lady was linked to many men including Peter Purves, Joan Armatrading, and Albert Finney. Valerie has had many affairs in the past. In 2008 Valerie disclosed about her past relationships stating that she had affairs with her co-worker Peter Purves and the actor Albert Finney. Likewise, she was rumored to be in a lesbian relationship with the lesbian singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading.
Valerie Singleton and her rumored lesbian partner Joan Armatrading. (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
She thought that the rumor was absurd so, it would fade soon, but things went wrong as the hoax swirled around the Internet rapidly. However, she clarified they weren't dating each other. While in an interview with Daily Mail in September 2018, she told;
‘I was fed up with looking at Wikipedia and finding I’ve lived with Joan Armatrading when I’ve only met the bloody woman twice. Ridiculous!’
BBC Radio 4 Anchor also was engaged with the DJ Peter Murray. However, there is no information when they got engaged with each other. However, they later split from each other, and the separation was nothing less than any divorce.
Likewise, Singleton once had an abortion after she got pregnant while she was in a relationship with writer Richard Wade. Regarding the pregnancy, Singleton says that she couldn’t keep the baby because her boyfriend, Richard, wasn’t seeing her aftermath, but moreover Singleton admits that she never wanted to have any baby and become a mother.
Blue Peter's star had a relationship with multiple men. And moreover, her lovers were younger than her. She even told that her last boyfriend was 24 years junior to her. She said;
"I'm not sure I've ever allowed myself to fall properly in love," she said. "I tended to avoid guys who made my heart flutter, although a couple gave me what I call a BSE - Big Sexual Experience."
As of now, Valerie is not married and has remained mum about her romantic love affair with to-be husband.
Career And Professional Life
Valarie has been a legend in television history, after devoting more than 50 years of her life in hosting and television shows. She garnered the prominent part of the net worth from her professional career in television and radio presenting. Her salary is approximately between £20,000 and £50,000 per annum. According to the Metro newspaper in 2007, Singleton planned to announce her biography for Blue peter’s fiftieth anniversary in October 2008. The article says the book will uncover “a few things that will shock” and the book will be soon published.
Valarie started presenting the BBC Show at 4 PM for a decade since 1961. She starred in the show The Adventure of Brigadier Wellington-Bull in 1959. Valerie entered Nationwide in October 1973 as the show’s host along with Richard Stilgoe; eventually, she became one of the leading hosts of the show. Singleton returned to BBC family in 1978 to represent the BBC’s late-night news program swapping Sue Lawley. Singleton was awarded the OBE because of her passion and services towards children’s television. Valerie hosted numerous television shows like The Money Programme (1980- 1988). Later she quitted the PM in 1993, however, returned to the show in 2016 for the final term to host the unique 'Leap Day' program. Though social media are being popular day by day, Valerie is more active on Twitter rather than other social media and she does not have any official Instagram account.
Valerie’s Short Bio
Born on 9th April 1937, raised in Hitchin, England, Valerie started her career from her early twenties. She told Express that she got suspended from a West London convent for being too vigorous and sarcastic, she was even thrown out of classes and had changed many schools.
Valerie completed graduation from Frensham Heights School in Surrey. Later on, she went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she studied for two years. Soon she got scholarships and pioneered her career as an actress.