Odd. Anyway, Dimbleby, who is 60 this year, looks shattered, his grey face crosshatched with fatigue and worry. Hardly surprising, when one considers his slow recovery from a recent hip replacement operation and, perhaps more crucially, the recent tumult in his private life. For many years, Jonathan dimbled along quite happily in his nerdy haircuts and patterned sweaters and wellingtons.
Jonathan Dimbleby doesn't like on-screen punch-ups. He prefers what he calls a good engagement. And he would never call a cabinet minister an attack dog; that's just not his style.
His brother, David, may have had no trouble generating hot air on the BBC's election programme, but Jonathan Dimbleby has admitted that the wind turbine he erected amid controversy at his house has been a costly failure.
Veteran broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby has been spoken to about a “serious breach” of editorial guidelines after he used a trail for his Any Questions? radio show to promote a charity set up in memory of his father.
|Born|| 31 July 1944 |
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
|Occupation||writer and broadcaster|
|Spouse(s)||Bel Mooney (1968-2003; divorced)|
Jessica Ray (m. 2007)
|Relatives||David Dimbleby (brother)|