Alan Titchmarsh grew up in Ilkley, Yorkshire. He is agarder, writer, novelist and broadcaster best know for programmes such as Ground Force and The Chelsea Flower Show. He has also presented the BBC Proms and hosts the Saturday Breakfast show on Classic FM. HOs own chat show The Alan Titchmarsh Show ran for eight years on ITV and he currently presents Love your garden (ITV) and Secrets of the National Trust (Chanel 5).
He has written more than fifty gardening books, three volumes of autobiography, several books on royalty including The Queens’s Houses and eleven novels, ten of which have made the Sunday Times Best-seller list. A firm believer in variety being the spice of life, Alan has flown a spitfire, performed on the West end stage in the Wind in the Willows and ridden with The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery – once.
He compered the Royal Windsor Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration at Windsor in 2016 and has presented several documentaries about the royal family. He was made MBE in the Millennium New Year Honours List and is a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire and Chancellor of the University of Winchester. From 2008-9 he was High Sherriff of the Isle of Wight. Alan lives with his wife Alison in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and has two daughters and four grandchildren. He sleeps well.