English cricket broadcaster and a former professional cricketer is very happy in his married life with his second wife Emma Agnew and two stepchildren.
Sometimes failure is not the end of the road as a failed marriage means the beginning of a new and healthier relationship for many. Same is the case with BBC's journalist Jonathan Agnew. After getting a divorce from his former wife Beverley, Jonathan is very happy with his second wife Emma Agnew and stepchildren Charlotte and Thomas.
Agnew who went through many ups and downs in his previous married life leads a healthier and happier relationship with his second wife Emma. Added the fact, his married life is reported to be stable this time!
You guys may be aware of the fact that Jonathan is the former professional cricketer and currently an English cricket broadcaster on BBC broadcasting.
Know more about his personal life in today session!
Jonathan Agnew: His Married Life with Emma Agnew
Jonathan tied the knot to Emma Agnew in the year 1996. He is now a stepfather to two of Emma's children, Charlotte and Thomas.
The commentator admitted that he and Emma helped her first husband, Brian Dodds maintaining a relationship with his children.
Jonathan with his second wife Emma, Source: Daily Mail
Prior to his marriage with Emma, he married his first wife Beverley in 1983 but it ended in divorce after ten long years in 1992; almost after a decade long marriage. He is a father of two daughters from his first wife Beverly, Jennifer and Rebecca. His relationship with his daughters a little difficult as per the sources.
Beverley, when asked on this issue said:
"it's the fault of the guy himself as it's his own choice and effort to be with his daughters".
The former couple in a photo shoot, Source: The Telegraph
She further added,
"I think he feels if he’s done financial stuff he’s done his bit as a dad, but actually, kids just want some time.He thinks he can buy them a nice Christmas present and they don’t need to be spoken to for a few months."
BBC commentator Jonathan Agnew with his daughters Jennifer and Rebecca and second wife Emma, Source: Daily Mail
Even his daughter Rebecca who currently works alongside her mother has shared her view on Jonathan and said,
"If it wasn’t for Mum we wouldn’t have a relationship with him. We’ve felt very unimportant since Dad married Emma – pushed out. We always felt like an embarrassment. We’ve both wanted to be part of his life but we’ve just never felt involved."
Jonathan's other daughter Jennifer is now a veterinary nurse. She too admits that father was not there when they were kids and it's very difficult to accept Jonathan as their dad as they are adults now.
In contrary, Jonathan has an efficient relationship with his current wife and stepchildren.
Jonathan Agnew: See his Media and Broadcasting Career
Agnew gained popularity as a journalist in 1987 in BBC Radio Leicester as a sports producer. He joined Test Match Special in 1991, in the time of the first Test match of the summer.
The same year he was appointed as the BBC's cricket correspondent. He also commentated for the Australian ABC Radio network during Ashes in Australia.
Jonathan and Phil Tufnell at Southport Theatre in February 2017, Source: Southport Visiter
Later Channel 4 approached him to join the commentary team. However, Jonathan denied the proposal and remained BBC cricket correspondent.
Apart from his broadcasting work, his commentary was recorded for several computer games like the International Cricket Captain and Brian Lara Cricket series.
Jonathan and Michael Vaughan working together, Source: Daily Mail
Agnew was once caught in a minor controversy regarding an appearance by Lily Allen on Test Match Special in 2009.
As a successful sports journalist for BBC, He has achieved many awards including Sony Awards for Best Reporter and Best Radio Broadcaster of the year 2010. He also added an award from the Association of Sports Journalists in his showcase for his contribution to Cricket.
De Montfort University, Leicester declared him an Honorary Doctor of Arts in November 2008 with an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Loughborough University in July 2011.
He was one of the members of the BBC commentary team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in 2016. He earned £150,000 - £199,999 as a BBC sports contributor.
Currently, he is appointed as Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2017 New Year Honours for services to broadcasting.
Quick Facts about Jonathan Agnew
- Born on 4 April 1960 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England to Philip and Margaret Agnew.
- His grandmother, Lady Mona Andrew lived 110 years and 170 days and is on the list of the 100 longest-lived British people ever.
- Attended Uppingham School for his secondary level education.
- Began playing for Surrey County Cricket Club's second XI in 1977.
- His first-class debut against Lancashire in August 1978 was breath taking as he bowled to England international David Lloyd.
- Won a Whitbread Brewery award at the end of his debut season.
- The 1984 season was his breakthrough year as he played 23 first-class matches, taking 84 wickets.
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