Sophie Raworth: How BBC presenter’s husband is ‘only man to ever dump her’
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Ms Raworth will present BBC One’s flagship politics programme Sunday Morning from 9am this morning. She was announced as the interim presenter of the show in December after Andrew Marr’s decision to leave the BBC. He had worked for the broadcaster for two decades. Ms Raworth has covered for Mr Marr on a number of occasions in the past, while she is one of the main presenters on BBC News At Six and Ten.
In a statement, the BBC said she would head the popular Sunday morning programme for a “short period” while a recruitment process for Mr Marr’s permanent successor took place.
Then, the programme will be re-launched with a new presenter, title and look.
Away from broadcasting, Ms Raworth is married to Richard Winter who works in property. The couple have three children together.
After dating for a year, the pair married in London in 2003 and reportedly had their honeymoon in South Africa.
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Mr Winter proposed to the BBC broadcaster at the Amalfi coast in Italy as the couple celebrated Ms Raworth’s 35th birthday.
Reportedly, the pair had been friends for five years and dated a year before their marriage.
According to the Sun however, the pair had a first crack at a relationship years before their marriage.
The Sun wrote: “During their first go at love, he ended the relationship – she said it was the only time she was dumped, normally being the heartbreaker herself.”
Meanwhile, according to the Independent, the newsreader had three boyfriends in her life before settling down with Mr Winter.
Speaking to the Telegraph in 2005, Ms Raworth revealed her perfect weekend consisted of going to “see a film” with Mr Winter followed by eating at their favourite Italian restaurant Aglio E Olio.
She said: “Richard and I will go to see a film.
“I’m very choosy. What I like best are period films or clever dramas, something memorable and uplifting, such as Cinderella Man, which I saw recently.
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“We’ll eat at one of my favourite neighbourhood bistros, Aglio e Olio on London’s Fulham Road.
“The owner is a tall, dark, charming Italian who always welcomes us and chats.”
Together the couple have two teenage daughters called Ella and Georgia and one younger son named Oliver.
Ms Raworth, who is a notoriously keen runner, once described her experience jogging with her children.
She told the Telegraph: “I love running with my children although I can’t say they love running with me.
“My son likes a run but he beats me, which is annoying.
“The other two are older and they are not sure they want to be seen running with their mum.
“My eldest daughter has announced she wants to run a half-marathon with friends.
“I was like, ‘Really? So that’s nice that this permeates and encourages them.”
Watch Sunday Morning from 9am on BBC One.
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