15 December 2020 00:32
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top Royal stories again. Dame Jenny Murray, 70, was initially hesitant about joining the cast of The Real Full Monty On Ice, a show which sees famous faces strip off - and this year - while also ice skating. The radio host, who left BBC Radio 4 show Women's Hour after 33 years in October, soon realised that the programme was for a cause that is very close to her heart and changed her mind.
When it was first suggested to Jenni to take part in the ITV programme, she told her agent: "Don't be ridiculous! Of course not!" However the presenter, who had breast cancer herself and a mastectomy in 2007, realised that she wanted to raise awareness of the importance of checking for signs of cancer - the driving force behind the programme. "I'm not baring my one remaining breast to the entire nation," she went on to add, during a candid interview for Radio Times. But on second thoughts, the radio star realised that it was time to "put her money where her mouth is". READ MORE: Shirley Ballas gets 'barrage of hatred' over Ranvir's Strictly exit DAME Jenni Murray will take to the stage as she bares all in ITV's The Real Full Monty On Ice. The broadcaster, who has recovered from breast cancer and had a mastectomy in 2007, said it was time to "put my money where my mouth is" and raise awareness of the importance of checking for cancer. 4 Dame Jenni Murray is a journalist and broadcaster Who is Dame Jenni Murray? Dame Jennifer Susan Murray was born on the 12 May 1950. The 70-year-old is a journalist who is best known for presenting BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, which has been on air since 1946 and discusses educational, cultural and political topics aimed at women and mothers. Jenni has also presented Radio 4's The Message and has published work in magazines and newspapers such The Guardian, Daily Express and the Daily Mail. She has also written eight books and her most recent publication Fat Cow, Fat Chance: The Science and Psychology of Size was released earlier in 2020. 4 In October 2020, Murray left her presenter's role on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour after 33 years What's her net worth? Jenni has forged quite a successful career for herself in the media industry, which began on BBC radio Bristol in 1973. She later became a newsreader and one of the presenters of the BBC's Newsnight from 1983-1985. As mentioned previously she was a long-standing presenter on BBC Radio 4 and also published several books. As a result, Jenni's net worth is approximately £1.5 million. 4 Jenni has also written 8 books How long did she present Woman's Hour for? Murray presented Woman's Hour for an impressive 33 years. She took over from Sue MacGregor, 79, as presenter of Woman's Hour in 1987. Her tenure came to an end on October 1 2020, when she presented the show fore the last time. After it was revealed Jenni would be leaving role on the radio show, she said: "I've spent nearly half my life with Woman's Hour and it's been a privilege and delight to inform, educate and entertain a loyal and growing audience of women and men. "Saying goodbye will be very hard to do, but it's time to move on." 4 Jenny is married to David Forgham and has two sons, Ed and Charlie Credit: Getty - Contributor Is she married and does she have any children? Jenni is married to David Forgham, who she has known for nearly 40 years, and the pair have two sons together, Ed and Charlie. On December 2, The Telegraph revealed that Jenni is "aching" to have a grandchild. Most read in Celebrity Latest 'HEAVY HEART' Jesy Nelson QUITS Little Mix over toll it took on her mental health MALIK MAYHEM Zayn Malik's sister's wedding to ex-convict was 'broken up by police' 'incredibly sad' Little Mix say 'we're not ready for it to be over' in emotional statement Exclusive 'IT'S TOUGH' Holby City's Lee Mead living off savings after not earning a penny this year Exclusive TANGO-ING TOO FAST Maisie Smith pulled over by cops after being caught speeding to Strictly Exclusive WRONG DIRECTION Zayn Malik misses sister's wedding to ex-con branded 'a thug' for car raid She said: "I taught my boys to expect complete equality in their relationships and they've both chosen clever, ambitious young women, heading for their mid- and late-30s, who are talented professionals. The choice is theirs", before adding: "I must wait, silently". She wrote in Saga Magazine: "I am not alone in this aching for a grandchild," for my contemporaries who don't have children, it's out of the question, of course. But I walk my dogs, I often see women of my age looking longingly at the grandparents who are swinging their little ones in the playground. "I try to tell myself dogs are an adequate substitute.