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SpouseGraham Clempson
FactGoddaughter of Richard Attenborough.

Emma Forbes is a British television presenter and actress, best known for her work on daytime television. She was born in London on 8 May 1961, the daughter of actor George Forbes and his wife, actress Angela Thorne. She has two sisters, Kate and Louise. Forbes was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London and then went on to study drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Forbes began her career as an actress, appearing in a number of stage productions and television programmes. In the 1980s, she began working as a presenter on children’s television programmes such as Saturday Superstore and No. 73. She also presented the BBC’s Holiday programme. In the 1990s, Forbes became a regular presenter on GMTV, where she presented a number of different programmes, including the breakfast show. She also hosted her own chat show, Emma, on Sky One.

In recent years, Forbes has appeared as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women and as a regular contributor on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon. She has also presented a number of documentaries, including Emma Forbes: Life After Death, about her experience of losing her husband to cancer.

Forbes has been married twice; first to actor Grant Bovey, with whom she has three daughters, and then to businessman Antony Shaw. She has an estimated net worth of £3 million.

General Info

Full NameEmma Forbes
ProfessionActor, Entrepreneur, Presenter
EducationHurst Lodge School, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts


SpouseGraham Clempson
ChildrenLily Clempson, Sam Clempson
ParentsNanette Newman, Bryan Forbes
SiblingsSarah Standing


MoviesInternational Velvet
TV ShowsLive & Kicking, Talking Telephone Numbers, Going Live!, Peppa Pig

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1Goddaughter of Richard Attenborough.
2Supports Bolton Wanderers Football Club
3Younger sister of actress Sarah Forbes and sister-in-law of actor John Standing.
4Has a five-year-old daughter, Lily.
5Daughter of Nanette Newman and Bryan Forbes.



Press Gang1991TV SeriesFemale Reporter
Scrooge: A Christmas Sarah1990TV MovieMrs. Scratchit
International Velvet1978Schoolgirl
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella1976Bridesmaid (uncredited)
The Stepford Wives1975Alison Van Sant (uncredited)
Long Ago, Tomorrow1971Bridesmaid (uncredited)


Challenge Anneka1992TV Series thanks - 1 episode


Christmas with the Double Acts2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - TV Presenter
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Double Act
Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters2012TV Movie documentaryHerself doing Catchphrase (uncredited)
The Xtra Factor2011TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2003-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Funny Side of...2009TV Series documentaryHerself
The Wright Stuff2005-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist / Herself - Panelist
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Masterchef2007TV SeriesHerself
When the Stranglers Met Roland Rat2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
It Started with... Swap Shop2006TV MovieHerself
Homes & Property2006TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
Dancing on Ice2006TV SeriesHerself
Best Ever Christmas Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Best Ever Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Queen Mania: The Show Must Go On2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest Cartoons2005TV Special documentaryHerself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHerself
Countdown2004TV SeriesHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 20012001TV Special documentaryPresenter
An Audience with Kylie Minogue2001TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Top Tip Challenge1998TV SeriesHerself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHerself
Shooting Stars1996TV SeriesHerself
Live & Kicking1993-1996TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself - Guest
Talking Telephone Numbers1994-1996TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
No Sleep Till Sheffield: Pulp Go Public1995TV Short documentaryHerself - Live & Kicking Presenter (uncredited)
Antiques Roadshow1995TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Esther1994TV SeriesGuest Presenter
Going Live!1989-1993TV SeriesHerself / Mrs Scratchit

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