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05 November 2020 22:39

Close AMANDA Pearson was the wife of BBC's Security Correspondent Frank Gardner for 21 years.

What’s on TV tonight: BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner’s personal documentary about disability

As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Close AMANDA Pearson was the wife of BBC's Security Correspondent Frank Gardner for 21 years. Gardner was paralysed 16 years ago during a stint reporting in Saudi Arabia, and Amanda stayed by his side during the ordeal. 3 Amanda Pearson is the ex-wife of BBC's Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner Credit: Getty Images - Getty Who is Frank Gardner's ex-wife Amanda Pearson?

Amanda Pearson is the ex-wife of BBC's Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner. Hailing from New Zealand, Amanda played a huge role in Frank's recovery after he was shot by Al Qaeda in 2004. While heavily pregnant in 1997 she moved with Frank to Dubai as he set up as a freelance Gulf stringer covering all 6 GCC countries and Yemen. Not much is known about Amanda, but she was married to Gardner for almost 22 years. 3 Amanda played a huge role in Frank's recovery after he was shot by al-Qaida in 2004 Credit: Getty Images - Getty When did Frank Gardner and Amanda Pearson get married?

Frank met his wife Amanda Jane Pearson when he was working as an investment banker in Bahrain. 3 Frank met his wife when he was working as an investment banker in Bahrain Credit: BBC Pictures Frank's representatives told the press that the couple split in 2018. Frank told the Daily Mail that ex-wife Amanda was "a fantastic pillar of support" during his rehabilitation. He said: "Those close to you also bear the brunt. To say that Amanda was important during the years of my recovery would again be an understatement. Most read in Showbiz Exclusive happy campers I'm A Celebrity full line-up revealed as Radio 1 DJ becomes final contestant 'HELP MY HARV' Katie Price reveals Harvey now weighs almost 29st as she begs for gym kit SOAP VS REALITY How soap stars' homes compare to their characters' - from Tiffany to David WE'RE COMING, HARV Katie Price races home from hols as cops arrest man over vile Harvey vid DEVIL WOMAN Rita Ora looks devilishly good as she strips to red PVC bodysuit for Halloween can't bare it Naked Attraction hopeful, 23, WALKS OFF on seeing nude women for first time Frank is now dating BBC weather presenter Elizabeth Rizzini, after meeting her in a lift at work. What's on TV tonight: BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner's personal documentary about disability Plus, it's all going One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in Riviera and Taskmaster continues on Channel 4 Frank, indeed. The BBC security correspondent Gardner begins his deeply personal documentary about what it's like to become disabled with the gurgling sound of air going into a colostomy bag: "Farting through the side of my body," he says, not wanting to put too fine a point on it. Gardner was partially paralysed in 2004 after being shot by al-Qaeda gunmen in Saudi Arabia. And while physical determination has meant he has been able to continue his job, his film is about the emotional toll, or as Gardner puts it as he meets others in the same predicament: "The wheelchair is just the tip of the iceberg". Powering Britain This week Keeley Donovan goes behind the scenes of the biomass and coal-fired Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, the biggest in Britain. House prices have hit record highs this summer (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire) House Prices: Is The Boom Real? But when it came back, it was with a bang – house prices have hit record highs this summer. Anyway, the latest challenges involve rolling fruit very slowly across a line and not bursting balloons full of water, while Greg Davies hits the nail on its head when he describes Daisy May Cooper's manner of reading out instructions as "like you've just discovered language for the first time". It's all going One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in the South of France as Georgina wakes up in a remote and (this being Riviera) ultra-deluxe psychiatric facility after being forcibly sectioned by Ellen and Alex, who happens to own the place. Foyle's War fans tuning into this gleefully taboo-stomping sitcom because they've noticed it features Honeysuckle Weeks (Samantha Stewart in the ITV wartime drama) may soon regret their decision as Weeks takes on the role of music mogul Don's girlfriend Christy, attempting to lure Maxxx into a threesome during a debauched (to put it mildly) showbiz party.