Why did she end the treasure hunt? What is she doing now?

Anneka Rice will compete on GBBO this week.

The TV presenter, painter and journalist will compete against other celebrities to support Stand Up To Cancer.

She has been a household name in the UK for decades, but what is she best known for?

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Here we take a look at Anneka’s career and personal life …

How old is Anneka Rice? She is married?

Anneka Rice was born on October 4, 1958. Anneka has been 62 years old since April 2021.

The star was married to theater producer Nick Allott OBE from 1988 to 1992.

They share two children – Thomas, 32 and Josh, 31.


Anneka is a presenter and painter (Image credit: SplashNews)

Anneka split from Nick after having an affair with TV manager Tom Gutteridge.

They have been together for many years and share a son, Sam, 21.

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However, they separated only a few months before he was born.

She is now in a long-term relationship with writer Simon Bell.

They have been together since 2005.

When was Anneka Rice on Strictly?

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Anneka joined Strictly in 2019 (Image Credit: BBC)

Anneka took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019.

Along with Kevin Clifton, she was the second celebrity to be bumped from the show that year.

When she left, she said: “It was a pleasure to have this honor, this privilege to learn to dance.

“It’s a whole new world for me, Tess. I love the whole gang up there. Now I have eleven and a half moves.

“My son is getting married next year. I am determined to be able to shuffle onto the dance floor and not do my usual business of handing out the canapés.”

Why did Anneka Rice leave the treasure hunt?

Anneka once co-starred one of the most popular Channel 4 shows of all time – the game show Treasure Hunt.

She joined the show for its launch in 1982 and served as “the Skyrunner”.

She was only 22 when she joined and almost always wore overalls.

Despite being hugely popular on the show, she gave up in 1988 when she became pregnant with their first child.

What else did Anneka do?

Anneka returned to television in 1992 with her own show Challenge Anneka.

This lasted until 1995. However, the pressures of fame eventually rose on her and she took a long break from the limelight.

Speak with The sun In 2019, she found gossip columns particularly annoying.

She said: “One journalist wrote something like, ‘I wish Anneka Rice would fall out of a helicopter.

“She’s like Myra Hindley. ‘It was completely out of the blue. I thought,’ How can anyone hate me so much? I can’t do this anymore ‘.”

Anneka Rice GBBO
Anneka Rice competes at GBBO for charity this week (Credit: SplashNews)

Is Anneka Rice an artist too?

Yes, Anneka has focused on her passion for painting in recent years.

She regularly exhibits her work and received her formal art education at Chelsea College of Art as a teenager.

She regularly publishes her works of art and projects on her art Instagram page.

When is GBBO the next time?

The next Great Celebrity Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer will be on Tuesday April 6th at 8 p.m. on Channel 4.

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