Alex Polizzi returns to Channel 5 as The Hotel Inspector this week (Thursday, June 10, 2021)
TV viewers also know Alex for presenting Restaurant Rescue and The Fixer.
But how did she get famous, how old is she and is she married? So many questions about her!
Everything you need to know about The Hotel Inspector can be found here.
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Who is Alex Polizzi and what is she famous for?
Alex Polizzi is an English hotelier and businesswoman who made the move to television.
Since 2008 she can be seen on the TV show The Hotel Inspector on Channel 5.
At the beginning of the show, Alex tells the audience that she has “worked in top hotels for over 30 years”.
In fact, Alex comes from a hotelier family.
Her maternal grandfather is Lord Forte, an Italian-born Scottish hotelier who founded the leisure and hotel group that eventually became the Forte Group.
Her mother is Olga Polizzi, a hotel designer, the daughter of Lord Forte and the sister of Sir Rocco Forte – also an English hotelier and chairman of the Rocco Forte Hotels.
Hoteliers are definitely in her blood!
People may not know that Polizzi read English at Oxford University.
She also trained at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and worked for Marco Pierre White.
Alex also started a wholesale bakery with her husband, Millers Bespoke Bakery, and runs Hotel Endsleigh in Milton Abbot, near Tavistock in Devon.
On her Instagram she says: “You may know me as a hotel inspector, but you may not know that I am also a mom and a total gourmet!”
Alex isn’t the only foodie in the family, either.
Her brother-in-law is restaurateur and judge of Great British Menu Oliver Peyton.
What TV shows was Alex Polizzi on?
Alex has been running The Hotel Inspector on C5 since 2008.
In the series, she travels the UK to help troubled hotels.
Due to the success of The Hotel Inspector, Alex received another C5 series called The Fixer in 2012.
The program caused Alex to turn around family businesses that were struggling to acquire customers.
In 2014 she presented her own travel show Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy, followed by Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi in 2017.
And is it just us, or would she be a fabulous Strictly candidate?
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How old is Alex Polizzi and where is she from?
Alessandra Maria Luigia Anna Polizzi di Sorrentino (let’s say after a few pints) was born on August 28, 1971.
She is currently 49 years old.
Alex was born in London but has Italian ancestry.
She explored her Italian roots in Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy on Channel 5.
On the series, viewers saw Alex explore the culture, cuisine, and history of Italy.
Is Alex Polizzi Married?
In 2007 Alex married the baker Marcus Miller.
They have two children together – daughter Olga, 12, and son Rocco, seven – and live in London.
She joked that she was a “very bad wife” because “her husband is so low on the list that he hardly shows up.”
Alex and Marcus were “crazy about each other” when they first met in 1995.
They dated for two years but separated before reuniting and remarrying in 2007.
Tragedy by Alex Polizzi
Amazingly, Alex was only nine years old when her father tragically died.
The Italian marquis Alessandro Polizzi di Sorrentino was killed in a car accident in 1980.
She said that despite her father’s untimely death, she “had a very happy childhood”.
Alex also revealed that her life changed dramatically at the time.
In an interview with the Metro she said: “In a short time there have been many changes in our lives.
“My father died, my mother went to work and I went to boarding school.”
She also admits that her father’s death made her mother quite “fearful” for her children.
The Hotel Inspector, Episode One: Carriage and Horses, South Perrot
Alex Polizzi returns in a new series from The Hotel Inspector.
She arrives in Dorset to help James and Yvonne, the owners of Coach and Horses.
They struggle to attract business even though it is the only pub in the village.
Alex is immediately shocked at the first impression of the coach, his rooms and also his owners, but can she get her business going again?
The Hotel Inspector will air on Channel 5 on Thursday June 10, 2021 at 9 p.m.
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