So what really happened to former Live & Kicking presenter Emma Forbes?

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Ever wondered what happened to Emma Forbes? We reveal all…

 

The Live & Kicking presenter?

Yes, who could forget telly totty turned super-MILF Emma Forbes? She was Saturday morning kids’ TV gold in the 90s, hosting a cookery slot on Going Live! then co-presenting Live & Kicking with Andi Peters from 1993 to 1996. She described her time on the show as ‘brilliant fun from start to finish’.

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Aren’t her parents famous too?

Emma comes from a showbiz dynasty. Her mum is actress Nanette Newman, now 81, who starred in 70s films The Stepford Wives and International Velvet, both of which were directed by Emma’s dad Bryan Forbes, who died in 2013. Her godfather was late acting legend Richard Attenborough.

 

What did Emma do after kids TV?

She still worked on TV loads. Emma hosted Speakeasy, the first ever teen problem show for ITV, and the quiz show What’s My Line? from 1994 to 1997. She’s also had a successful radio career, appearing on Heart, Capital and Radio 2. In the 90s she was the face of a TV advert for Head & Shoulders shampoo. She’s now a coach running workshops for children aged 11-18 about speaking with ‘authenticity.’ Rocking a signature crop like no other, Emma was even voted No 64 in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women Poll in 1996.

 

So why do we love her?

Now 50, she’s still rocking a banging bikini bod and is the face of Sheer Cover cosmetics. In 2006, Emma said: ‘Everybody says life begins at 40, but I didn’t like it. It’s too depressing. Life’s much better now I’m 41.’

 

Where is she now?

Living in the lap of luxury with her banker husband Graham Clempson. Married for 28 years, their four-storey house is reportedy worth £27 million, with five king-size bedrooms, five bathrooms, an underground pool, a gym and a car lift. The couple have two children, Lily, 18, and Sam, 16. Emma says: ‘All my happiest times and memories are with my kids and husband.’ Aww.

 

  • marzipanlil

    She is also a regular fixture in the Daily Mail during the Christmas period. No one really knows why. But it’s become a tradition. A staggering number of pictures will be taken of her wearing swimwear on a beach, or in the sea, in Barbados. They will appear daily for about a week. There will be at least one red costume and one black costume. Last year was really special because she was photographed with a shell, or it might have been a rock. Anyway, whatever it was, it was a new angle. Strong possibility that this season will also include shots of Emma standing on a paddleboard.