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Who is Mike Bushell?
If you have the right attitude and passion, any profession can land you a great amount of fortune. Today the person whom we will discuss initially aimed to become an actor, but is now known as the handsome sports presenter. We are talking about the 53-year-old, Mike Bushell who is the sports presenter for the BBC. Also, he holds the world record for trying different sports.
Mike Bushell is a British sports presenter who can be seen on BBC Breakfast with Sally Nugent. Also, he profiles main stream sports events from the Olympics, Paralympics, the Winter games, Football World Cups, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games.
Mike Bushell was born on December 11, 1965, in Hertfordshire, England, the United Kingdom. As of 2019, he is 53 years old and his birth sign is Sagittarius. Mike has always been a keen sportsman, having played football, cricket and hockey at school.
Talking about Mike's education, he got a 2:1 in a drama and television degree at the University of Winchester in Winchester. He began his career as a journalist on a local newspaper in Winchester and later joined the BBC in 1990 as a reporter with Radio Silent.
Mike's big TV break came with a job on the Isle of Wight – as the BBC reporter there for BBC South Today. Also, he was one of the first faces on air when News24 started in 1997 (now the BBC News channel), and still occasionally presents the sport on BBC News.
Mike Bushell fell into the Swimming Pool
On April 11, 2018, Bushell fell into a swimming pool during a live broadcast at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia.
Almost all of the interviewing team were left in tears of laughter. In the video we can see that he misplaced a step and hilariously falls into the swimming pool.
Personal Life with Past Marriage
Talking about Mike Bushell's marital status, he has been married twice. As of now, he is a married man and has three children from his previous marriage. Mike previously married his childhood sweetheart, Kim Payne, his first wife.
Mike and his ex-spouse, Kim married in 1993 but after 16 years of their marital solidarity the couple separated. From their marriage, Mike and Kim has three adult daughters named Sophie (16), Lucy (27), and Isabel (19).
Know about Mike Bushells' Second Wife
After separating from his first wife and childhood sweetheart, Mike became single for over nine years. But he found love for the second time in 2018. Mike married for the second time in 2019 with Emily Bond, a marketing executive.
The couple married in May, 2019, at Oakley Hall, near Basingstoke with about 200 guests including family, friends, and relatives. The bride was given away by her nine-year-old son Josh, from a previous relationship.
Mike and Emily first met in 2017 when they were introduced at a mutual friend's birthday celebrations in a pub. They lost touch but met again in 2018 when they began seeing each other. At the time they lived in neighbouring Hampshire villages, but are now living together.
As of 2019, the sports presenter for BBC, Mr. Mike Bushell has a net worth of $1.5 million. The primary source of his net worth is his journalism career. Apart from providing main sports bulletins on BBc Breakfast, he also profiles stream sports events from the Olympics, Paralympics, the Winter games, World Cups, etc.
Throughout his career, the 53-year-old, Mike has amassed a decent amount of net worth.
Mike Bushell Income and Salary
So, how much is Mike Bushell's exact salary as a sports presenter? As per reports, Mike earns an annual salary of over $72,000. The average salary for a sportscaster ranges between $45,000-$150,000. Therefore, we can say that Bushell earns a hefty sum of salary.
In the1980s as a teenager, Mike ran 175 miles in 6 days, setting off from his new home in Yorkshire to his old one in Hertfordshire, to raise money for charity.