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Jules Hudson Biography – Jules Hudson Wiki
Jules Hudson is a British archaeologist, author and broadcaster, best known as the leading presenter of the BBC’s Escape to the Country and Countryfile. He is also the leading face of Britain’s Heritage Heroes and Britain’s Empty Homes. His passion for the past has also brought an enthusiastic and accessible approach to military history, notably Dig 1940, Dive World War 2, and How we won the War, all for the BBC.
His interest in archaeology developed at a young age. For his seventh birthday, he sought nothing more than a guided tour of the Roman vaults under Colchester Castle. On leaving school, he started work at The Colchester Archaeological Trust where he realised his passion for Field Archaeology and the science of excavation.
Jules attended the University of Wales Lampeter to study archaeology. Fascinated by military history, in 1993 he was accepted for Officer Training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. However, after his chosen unit, the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment was cut from the army after a Defence Review, he resigned and his life took a different path. (He completed officer training much later in his life; he now serves in the Army Reserve in the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers). Jules’ next destination was Durham University, where he took a Masters in Archaeological Survey and then worked as a geophysicist.
His first TV jobs included work for the Discovery Channel and several stints on Channel Four’s Time Team. He was also active behind the scenes on Horizon and in three military history series, presented by the late Professor and Brigadier, Richard Holmes.
His career as a presenter started with Meridian’s The making of England, followed by Revival, an ITV show about historical re-enactment. Then, in 2007, the head of BBC daytime thought to capitalise on his love of country life and offered the chance to help present Escape to the Country, which proved to be a life changing opportunity.
A keen military historian, he’s also presented a number of popular programmes on World War Two – How we won the war, describing the efforts of ordinary men and women on Britain’s Home Front; Dig 1940 examining military archaeology, and Dive WWII telling the story of the Battle of the Atlantic. Defenders of the sky, shown on The History Channel H2, explored ten of Britain’s most important airfields, from the first flight to the nuclear arms race. For over a decade Jules was part of the presenting team on Countryfile and Countryfile Diaries, and has presented a number of programmes on Britain’s built heritage, not least Britain’s Heritage Heroes alongside John Craven.
Jules’ first book, Walled Gardens, was published by the National Trust in 2018 and soon became a bestseller. In it he examined the history, design and cultural heritage of walled kitchen gardens throughout the UK. This has been followed with The Escape to the Country Handbook (2020), also published by the National Trust, which offers practical advice about how and where to live in Britain’s countryside. In addition, he writes articles for a variety of magazines, including a regular column in Welsh Border Life.
He was president of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales between 2015 and 2018 and he was made an honorary fellow of UWTSD in 2013.
Jules Hudson Age
Julian Harold Hudson was born in Colchester in 1970. He is 53 years old as of 2023.
Jules Hudson Parents
Jules Hudson is the son of Cliff and Pam Hudson. His father, Cliff Hudson, was a mechanical engineer and technical director at E.H. Bentall & Co., a firm producing agricultural machinery. His mother, Pam Hudson, ran a bed and breakfast there for forty years.
Jules Hudson Wife
Is Jules Hudson married? He is married to Tania Fitzgerald. Jules and his wife, Tania, who he wed in 2016, have a son, Jack.
Reports about Jules Hudson’s first wife and second wife are unfounded.
Jules Hudson Family
Jules lives in Herefordshire with his wife, Tania Fitzgerald, their son Jack, and Labradors Teddy and Iolo. In 2018, Jules revealed in an interview with the Express that his perfect Sunday would be spent with his wife Tania and their son Jack.
The BBC’s Escape to the Country presenter said: “My perfect day is a nice, warm, sunny Sunday with myself, my wife, my son and our dogs all out gardening having a really lazy day. I love it when there is no one to ring, no one to bother with and we are just immersed in the practicalities of being outdoors, getting mucky and transforming the garden.”
Jules Hudson Net Worth
Countryfile and Escape To The Country presenter Jules Hudson’s net worth is estimated to be £1 million.
In an interview with The Scottish Mail in May 2020, Jules opened up about the tribulations of the Covid-19 pandemic to his profession and finances. The TV presenter said:
“It’s been financially devastating. I’ve lost a lot of expected income. My diary is absolutely empty. Normally, I’d now be filming Escape to the Country and I was planning to go on a tour to promote my latest book. But, of course, all of that has been cancelled. This quarter I’ve lost between £50,000 and £60,000 of anticipated income.”
Jules Hudson Illness
Escape to the Country’s Jules Hudson is in perfect health.
Jules Hudson Instagram
Jules Hudson’s Instagram handle is @thejuleshudson.