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Sean Fletcher Biography – Sean Fletcher Wiki
Sean Fletcher is an American-English journalist and TV presenter. He is best known as a presenter on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Coast & Country. He also presents BBC’s Sunday Morning Live alongside Holly Hamilton, reports on Countryfile and has fronted a variety of factual programmes and documentaries such as BBC Two’s Food Detectives, and Wales & the Slave Trade.
Sean began presenting Songs of Praise in July 2017. He has also presented BBC News, BBC Breakfast, Sky Sports News and an all Welsh-speaking show Terfysg yn y Bae on S4C. He started his career in journalism in Cardiff, working for BBC Radio Wales.
Sean Fletcher Age
Sean Fletcher was born on April 20, 1974, in New York, New York, United States. He grew up in England and Zimbabwe.
Sean Fletcher Wife
Sean Fletcher is married to Luned Tonderai, a successful Welsh television producer, cinematographer, and director. She has worked on many popular shows, including BBC’s Panorama, Countryfile and Channel 4’s Gogglebox.
Sean and Luned met through work in 1994. They married in 1999 and have two children together- Lili and Reuben – with the family originally living in Cardiff before moving to London.
A fluent Welsh speaker, Sean promised Luned he would learn Welsh for their wedding day and her father is Welsh language academic Professor Robert Owen Jones who was awarded an OBE for safeguarding the Welsh language in Argentina.
Sean Fletcher Parents
Sean Fletcher was born to an English father and a Zimbabwean-born mother. He developed a deep bond with his mother after his parents divorced when he was a teenager. She had met his father when she came to the UK to train as a nurse.
Sean Fletcher’s mother, Carol Fenny Fletcher, died of bowel cancer in 2006 at the age of 54. Carol, who worked as a nurse, lost her fight against bowel cancer, which she kept secret from her son until three and a half weeks before her death.
In an interview with the Western Mail, Sean said his mother’s passing hit him very hard.
“I was living in Cardiff at the time I found out about the seriousness of her condition,” said Sean. “My mum was living in Essex so it was a five- or six-hour journey to visit her. She told me she had glandular fever, and because she was such a distance away from me it was easier for her to cover it up. It’s ironic that the journalist in me didn’t spot something so big so close to home. I still kick myself about that.”
As an only child Sean said he found it very difficult to cope with the loss of such an important and influential figure in his life.
“It’s always difficult losing a parent but I’ve thought about it long and hard since,” Sean said. “It was absolutely devastating, but at least I had the chance to say goodbye. I didn’t know how I would get through it, but it’s amazing how people have the capacity to deal with these things.”
“My mum was so supportive during my career and she was incredibly proud. When she was first diagnosed I had just started on BBC Wales, and even though she lived in England she used to find the channel and ring me up every time to say she’d seen me on TV.”
Sean Fletcher Family
Sean Fletcher and his television producer wife, Luned Tondera, have two children; daughter Lili and son Reuben.
A father of two and an ambassador for YoungMinds, Sean regularly shares his experiences of being a parent, mental health and OCD.
Sean Fletcher Net Worth
TV presenter Sean Fletcher’s net worth is estimated to be £1 million.
Sean Fletcher Religion
Sean Fletcher is a committed Christian. In an episode on Songs Of Praise, Sean embarked on a personal journey across London and south Wales, reflecting on the people, places and music that have shaped his Christian faith.
Sunday Morning Live presenter Sean Fletcher is a fluent Welsh speaker. In an interview with Wales Online, Sean revealed that he learnt the language in his 20s. He started speaking the language after meeting his Welsh wife Luned Tonderai. Sean promised Luned he would learn Welsh for their wedding day.
The presenter said: “I promised Luned I’d learn Welsh on our wedding day, and I did. I feel Welsh adopted. My identity is just me really. I fit into lots of groups but because there’s such a strong Welsh identity that makes it easier to buy into and I do feel part of that identity.”
Sean Fletcher’s Instagram handle is @seanfletchertv.