How old is David Dimbleby, who is the Question Time host’s wife and does he really have a tattoo?


DAVID Dimbleby is the face of Question Times where he has spent over 20 years at the helm.

Here’s what you need to know about the TV favourite – and that tattoo…

 David has been the face of the BBC’s election coverage for years

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David has been the face of the BBC’s election coverage for years

How old is David Dimbleby and does he have a tattoo?

David Dimbleby, 78, from Surrey, is a veteran broadcaster that has been the face of the BBC’s election coverage for years.

He has known for hosting the panel show Question Time for the past 23 years.

He joined the BBC as a news reporter in Bristol during the 60s and has appeared in news programmes since 1962.

Back in 2013, it was revealed that David had got his first tattoo aged 75 – a scorpion on his right shoulder because he is a Scorpio.

At the time, he said: “He said: “You’re only old once. I’ve always wanted a tattoo. I might as well

do it now. It’s a dream come true — and a work of art.”

 David has hosted Question Time since 1994

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David has hosted Question Time since 1994

Who’s David’s wife Belinda Giles?

David Dimbleby is married to TV producer Belinda Giles and the pair wed in 2000, after first getting together in 1993.

Belinda is the granddaughter of Herbrand Sackville, 9th Earl De La Warr and the couple share a son, Fred.

Previously, David was married to British cookery writer Josceline Gaskell, with whom he shares three children – cookery writer Liza, founder of the food chain Leon, Henry and Kate, a singer.

How long has David Dimbleby hosted Question Time?

David has hosted Question Time since 1994.

He succeeded Peter Sissons who had presented the show between 1989 and 1993, and Robin Day who hosted from 1979 and 1989.

On April 20 2017, the BBC announced David would host the coverage of the 2017 General Election – despite having announced that the 2015 General Election would be his last.

David is now the programme’s longest-serving presenter.

David Dimbleby shows audience member the door during Question Time



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