Billy Byrne Biography – Billy Byrne Wiki
Billy Byrne is an electrician and a veteran member of the BBC’s DIY SOS team. Billy learned his trade in the 60s and then went into lighting in the film game. An original member of the DIY SOS team, he’s known as The Prince of Darkness and is the clown of the team. Billy is often the bud of the jokes but the programme wouldn’t be the same without him, according to his BBC DIY SOS biography. He has been on the show since it was launched back in 1999.
Billy has worked as an Electrician at Ealing Studios in London since May 6, 1980. He previously worked at BBC and BBC (clothing). Billy studied at Howard school Welwyn garden city. He also attended Howard high school. Billy currently lives in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. He enjoys football and is a Tottenham Hotspur fan.
Billy Byrne Age
Billy was born on 3 January 1950 (date of birth). He is from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
Billy Byrne Wife
BBC’s DIY SOS electrician Billy Byrne has been married to his wife Elaine Hex Byrne since July 21, 1973.
Billy Byrne Daughter
Billy Byrne’s daughter, Emma, died of cancer when she was just 20 years old. Speaking about the passing of his daughter in an episode of BBC DIY SOS in 2020, the electrician said: “You’ve got to accept that she was part of our lives for 20 years. Let’s talk about the 20 years that she was great and happy. We can stop shedding tears – but it’s hard.”
In her memory, Byrne and his daughter, Natalie, set out to raise funds for Luton-based Keech Hospice Care, which provides hospice care for adults and children from across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.
On 2 July 2010, Billy along with 18 fellow trekkers set off for India from Luton with the aim of raising funds for Luton-based Keech Hospice Care. They arrived in Delhi where they created a new children’s play area at a hospice. The group then embarked on a gruelling three day trek through the Himachal Pradesh area of Northern India to Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama.
Billy told Heart at the time: “When I visited Keech Hospice Care, it was heart-warming to see the care and attention the patients and their families were given.
“Everyone that is part of the hospice gives so much and puts all their energy into caring. I want to put some of my energy in too and hopefully put a smile on people’s faces, in the same way the staff and volunteers do.
“My daughter, Emma, passed away as a result of cancer. I’ve had first hand experience of what it is like to go through that as a family, but we never saw anything like the care the hospice offers. It would have been a great relief to have such support and to have known she was being looked after.”
Billy Byrne Family
Billy and his wife Elaine Hex Byrne have three children, daughters Chloe Byrne Mann, Lucy Petrou and Natalie Beresford. Chloe and Natalie are twins. Lucy is married to Petros Petrou and they live in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Originally from London, United Kingdom, Petros is a graduate of the University of Hertfordshire and East Barnet School. Natalie is married to Mark. Chloe is married to Terry Mann.
Billy Byrne Net Worth
Billy Byrne’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.