Is Jeremy Paxman married and what is the University Challenge host net worth?

TV TITAN Jeremy Paxman has been a feature in Brits living rooms since most of us can remember.

The ex-Newsnight presenter recently revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but said his symptoms are "currently mild" and that he is receiving "excellent treatment".

Is Jeremy Paxman married?

Jeremy Paxman, 71, split with his partner of 34 years Elizabeth Clough in 2016.

The pair first met when they were both working for the BBC on Newsnight and later started a home together in Stonor, southeast Oxfordshire, but they never married.

After his split from Elizabeth, he was rumoured to be dating book editor Jillian Taylor, who was 29 years his junior.

He worked closely alongside when writing his historical books such as 'Empire: What Ruling the World Did to the British.'

Paxman prefers to keep his private life "out of the spotlight" and says he is not interested in other peoples.

Does Jeremy Paxman have children?

The University Challenge host has three children from his relationship with TV producer Elizabeth.

They welcomed their eldest daughter Jessica, 30, in 1991.

The couple also have 23-year-old twins Jack and Victoria.

Amid juggling her busy work schedule and family life, Elizabeth left her senior BBC role to "focus on raising their children at the family home in Oxfordshire."

Family splits is a subject close to Paxman's heart – as he revealed in his personal memoir that he was plagued by resentment for his father, Keith, who left wife Joan and their four children to start a new life in Australia.

"My feelings [for him] ranged from resentment to passionate hatred," he wrote, while confessing he had still being troubled by his family history in his late 60s.

What TV shows has Jeremy Paxman appeared in?

Paxman – once dubbed the "thinking woman's crumpet" – has enjoyed an illustrious career within the British Broadcasting Corporation since 1972.

He landed a spot on the Tonight programme, before transferring to Panorama in 1979.

After five years of reporting from across the world, he became a newsreader on the Six O'Clock News for two years.

In 1989, he became the presenter of Newsnight – which many view as the defining moment in his career.

With a number of hard-hitting memorable interviews under his belt, Paxman became a British treasure, admired for his unambiguous questions and respectable manner.

Although it had already been on the air for nine years and he left the gig in 2014, Paxman is the face that remains synonymous with the current affairs show.

He also began hosting University Challenge in 1994 – and is now regarded as the "longest-serving current quizmaster on British TV."

Paxman appeared as himself in BBC comedy The Thick of It in 2007 and has presented a number of BBC documentaries, such as Empire and Britain's Great War.

Delving back into the political sphere, he co-hosted David Cameron and Ed Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10 with Kay Burley in 2015 and hosted Channel 4's Alternative Election Night later the same year.

In 2019, Jeremy tried his hand in the kitchen, appearing on Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer alongside Joe Wilkinson, Georgia "Toff" Toffolo and Sally Lindsay.

He admitted he was "not a natural baker" and was beaten to the punch by comic Wilkinson.

What is Jeremy Paxman's net worth?

It seems Jeremy Paxman's media career has paid off as his net worth is reportedly a whopping £3.2million.

In 2006, The Sun reported a number of leaks of BBC salaries – including Jeremy's.

That report suggested he earned £240,000 for University Challenge and £800,000 from presenting Newsnight – equating to £1,040,000 a year.

The leak prompted an internal investigation at the BBC.

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