Celebrity News

EJ Osborne Wikipedia, Age, Wife, Daughter, Cause of Death, Cancer, Trans, Gender, Before Surgery, Illness, Tattoos

EJ Osborne Biography – EJ Osborne Wiki

EJ Osborne – real name Ethan-James Osborne – was an Australian woodworker and presenter of the BBC daytime TV show Money For Nothing, a show in which dumped items are transformed into valuable pieces. The Australian TV personality hosted Money For Nothing alongside businesswoman Sarah Moore, with the two saving items from the dumping yard and upcycling them for resale.

EJ was born a woman in Australia and lived in Tokyo and Madrid before moving to the UK and settling in Brighton. In an interview with Brighton Transformed he talked about the discrimination he had endured in his home country.

He said: “I grew up in a little isolated Australian country town that was so deeply homophobic it was still illegal to be gay when I was a teenager there. I removed myself from the transphobia, from the homophobia, from my family expectations, from my existing group of friends. I completely started again in a foreign country and a foreign city where I didn’t know anyone and couldn’t speak the language.”

EJ studied Product and Furniture Design, before coming to the realization that designer products for mass manufacture would simply add more ‘stuff’ to an already overburdened family. After a career break to start a family, EJ started to get the ‘maker’s itch’ – and the itch to make something soulful and meaningful that led to spoon carving. Carving spoons felt so good that EJ did it all the time, and run workshops, as well as having spoons stocked in Anthropologie in the UK, according to his biography on Google Books.

EJ Osborne Age

EJ Osborne was born on 22 February 1975 in Australia. He died on 21 September 2020 in Dorothy House Hospice near Bath in Somerset. He was 45.

EJ Osborne Wife

EJ Osborne was married to his wife Anne-Marie. He met his wife Anne-Marie in 2007 and told her he was transgender a few years into their relationship.

EJ Osborne Daughter

BBC presenter EJ Osborne and his wife Anne-Marie have a daughter, Orla.

EJ Osborne Gender

EJ Osborne was Trans. Born a woman, EJ identified as a transgender man. On International Transgender Day of Visibility 2022, Osborne took to Instagram, writing: “Friends have just reminded me…Today [31 March 2020] is Trans Day Of Visibility.”

“There is SO much going on in the world (there always is) that I don’t always remember things like this. It’s because I actually forget that I’m trans most of the time… Honestly, it doesn’t cross my mind that much anymore (I’m too busy living life), I don’t bang on about it, I don’t wave a flag – but I am forever grateful to those who do, for they continue to fight for and ensure that I (and you) have rights.

“I have a wonderful family, amazing friends and a great life. I am a ‘normal’ (whatever that means) everyday person, doing everyday things BUT I have made sure that since coming out I am always ‘visible’ – so that future generations don’t feel like they need to be hidden away for years, dealing with a whole load of heavy… like I did.”

“To ALL my brothers, sisters and everyone else in between… I SEE YOU. I see you All… trans or not. We are one. Lots of Love X”.

EJ Osborne Death

Money for Nothing presenter EJ Osborne passed away at the age of 45 at Dorothy House Hospice near Bath, Somerset, on September 21, 2020.

A statement from EJ Osborne’s wife Anne-Marie released on his official Instagram page said: “22.02.1975 – 21.09.2020. An inexpressible loss envelopes us, so for now some photos that show our infinite love. Good night my love.

“EJ spent the last three and a bit weeks of his life being cared for by the wonderful women at Dorothy House hospice. I was with him every day and was blown away by their compassion, resilience and kindness.

“I know he felt so cared for and safe and I will never forget Ella, Jemima, Gemma, Mandz, Clare, Trish, Irish Helen, Scottish Helen, Andrea and so many, many more for whom it was clear it was not just a job. Real-life wonder women. Dorothy House is a charity so if any of you can, please donate to them. I really cannot imagine how we would have managed without them.”

Osborne’s co-star on the show, Sarah Moore, paid tribute on social media, writing: “All of the @monfornothing team were devastated to hear the news that the fantastic, inspiring, chuckling and talented member of our TV family @hatchetandbear has passed away.

“I join with all of the team, our artisans, production crew, directors, executives, viewers and friends in sending our love and respect to his family. He touched us deeply with his obvious lust for life, energy and commitment. He sent me this picture last year whilst holidaying.

“Anne-Marie, his wife, asks that we share our pictures so I’m posting this here as I think EJ looks so happy. Rest in peace and purple sequins my friend. See you on the other side.”

Carla-Maria Lawson, head of BBC daytime and early-peak, said: “EJ was a brilliant talent who brought a wealth of expertise as an artisan and lit up the screen with his charm, likeability and warmth as a presenter. He will be hugely missed by us all at BBC Daytime and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.”

EJ Osborne Cause of Death Cancer

BBC’s Money For Nothing presenter EJ Osborne died of cancer following months of chemotherapy.

EJ Osborne Illness

EJ Osborne had cancer, according to the Daily Mail. In December 2019, EJ revealed he’d completed his last round of chemotherapy, but would still be receiving immunotherapy treatment. In March 2020, EJ revealed he and Anne-Marie were isolating after being classed as vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. He passed away at Dorothy House Hospice, which focuses on quality of life for those with life-limiting illnesses.

EJ Osborne Family

Osborne is survived by his wife Anne-Marie and daughter Orla.

EJ Osborne Net Worth

EJ Osborne had an estimated net worth of £1 million.


EJ Osborne’s Instagram handle is @hatchetandbear.