Jan Leeming




Celebrity Masterchef (participant, 2009)

Eurovision Song Contest

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (participant)

Safari School (participant)


Best known as a BBC newsreader during the early-to-mid-1980's and also as a sometime host of Pebble Mill At One.

Before gaining national attention, she had been a theatrical actress in Australia and became Sydney's first female television newsreader prior to coming home for announcing/presenting stints at Westward, HTV West and Granada.

She largely dropped out of the public eye in the 1990s before re-emerging as a contestant on celeb reality shows.


She sang 'Hello, Young Lovers' on 'The Russell Harty Show'.

In a famous BBC incident, a large studio lightbulb exploded while Jan was reading the news. To her credit, she kept much of her composure, before apologising and explaining to the viewers what had happened.

She ended up in hospital following a car crash while travelling to her new announcing role at Westward Television for the first time in 1965 - leading to a flood of cards and presents from viewers who had never seen her before.

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Wikipedia entry

IMDB entry

Infax entry


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