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BBC Radio Host Nicky Campbell is living a blissful Married life with Wife Tina Ritchie and four Children: Happy Family

Updated On 01 Aug, 2017 Published On 01 Aug, 2017
BBC Radio Host Nicky Campbell is living a blissful Married life with Wife Tina Ritchie and four Children: Happy Family

Nicky Campbell married his second wife Christina "Tina" Ritchie back in the year 1977. They have an awesome family life with four daughters.

Nicky Campbell is a well-known face on television with a familiar voice on the radio who hosts the BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast program and similarly Sunday morning show, The Big Questions on BBC One.

He's a remarkable host and presenter but how is he when it comes to marriage and relationships? Before you answer, let us first tell you that he's a happily married man.

He married his second wife Christina "Tina" Ritchie, the former head of Virgin Radio News in the year 1997. Nicky is now the proud father of his four children.

Let us discuss his happy family and career in today's section!!!!!!!

Nicky Campbell and Wife Tina Ritchie's Married life and Children

Nicky married his second wife, Tina in December 1997 in Kensington, London.

When they first met, it was love at first sight for Nicky but Tina was dating a guy named Chris. He, however, did not lose hope and started impressing her with his charm. 

Happy couple with baby girl, Source: Daily Mail

He sent two dozen roses to Tina to impress her and make her forget about Chris. Men will be men!

Nicky addressed,

"I thought it was a humorous way of leaving my mark but it was a bit devious wasn’t it?"

It was his luck that Tina and the guy, later on, broke up and they started their relationship. The couple is now married for many years and the love and passion that they have for each other is still the same.    

When asked about the secret behind his successful marriage, he said:   

"Tina and I have been together 20 years now and the secret to a lasting relationship is to be friends with each other. And to laugh. I leave clothes around everywhere, I’m messy, I don’t load the dishwasher, I’m a useless cook. But Tina says my saving grace is that I make her laugh."

Nicky is a proud father of four daughters, Lilla, Kristy, Isla, and Breagha.

Nicky with his daughters Kirsty, Lilla, and Breagha, Source: Daily Mail

He enjoys his life and loves his family. His lovely adoptive mum Sheila is now 93 whereas his adoptive dad Frank died 20 years ago.

He was previously married to Linda Latrach eight years older than him but the marraige ended in a divorce.   

Nicky with his former wife Linda, Source: Daily Express

However, he is very happy with Tina with no rumors of divorce or extra affair.

Nicky Campbell: Know His distinguished Career

Initially, Campbell worked at London station Capital Radio for a year in 1986; presented Music Box occasionally. 

He joined BBC Radio 1 in 1987, presenting a Saturday night show. He left the network briefly in October 1993 to care for his sick wife. 


#longlostfamily Season 6 coming soon! @davinalpmccall

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Campbell left BBC Radio 1 in October 1997 and joined the news and sports network BBC Radio 5 Live. He co-hosted the mid-morning program with Victoria Derbyshire and was replaced by Julian Worricker after five years.

He also presented an interactive program called Now You're Talking on the radio along with the British version of Wheel of Fortune from 1988 to 1996. 


Me and Maxwell photo bombed by Misty

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Also worked in much other television programs including Top of the Pops, Central Weekend, Watchdog, Battle of the Brains on BBC Two, and Just the Rest of Your Life.

Nicky was featured in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on 11 July 2007. He recently presents The Big Questions on BBC One since 2007.

He wrote a lot of songs for BBC Radio 1 station. Campbell and Kate Robbins wrote and recorded an album entitled "We're Just Passing Through released on 7 July 2014.

In 2004, he wrote a book named 'Blue Eyed Son'. He earns between £400,000 and £449,999 these days in the Radio 5 Live breakfast show.

Quick Facts about Nicky Campbell

Source: Daily Express
  • Born on 10 April 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Was adopted by Scottish parents Frank and Sheila Campell when he was just days old.
  • Graduated from the University of Aberdeen.
  • Received an Honorary Doctorate from the Robert Gordon University.
  • Initially, he thought to be an actor and involved herself in commercial production for radio gaining his Equity card.
  • Worked at Northsound Radio in Aberdeen from 1981 to 1985 as a jingle writer.
  • Won seven Sony Awards, with a Gold Award in 2007 as "Best News and Current Affairs Programme".
  • Long Lost Family won a Royal Television Award in 2013 for best "Popular Factual" program including a Television BAFTA award in 2014.
  • It was also nominated for a National Television Award in the "Factual Program" category.
  • Campbell was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2015 Birthday Honours. 
  • He's now 56-years-old.
  • Nicky was previously married to wife Linda Larnach, a nurse but they divorced.
  • He's a huge net worth as he earns $528822 to $594923 annualy.

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