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Alistair Appleton Partner, Gay, Married, Boyfriend, Now

Date: 18 Jun, 2018

Alistair Appleton Partner, Gay, Married, Boyfriend, Now

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Date of Birth 1970-02-12
Nationality British
Profession TV Presenter
Marital Status Single
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain Gay
Ethnicity White
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 6 Feet 1 Inches (185 cm)
Education University of Cambridge
Parents Peter Appleton (Father), Sally Appleton (Mother)

Broadcaster Alistair Appleton is a British television presenter who has worked for the BBC on shows like Escape to the Country and the BBC Proms for more than a year. Alistair who is a meditation teacher is a very well-regarded teacher and blogger on the subject of Buddhism. Being a gay man, he is a supporter of gay rights and gay marriages.

Alistair Appleton Bio

Alistair Appleton was born on 12 February 1970 in Tunbridge Wells to parents Peter and Sally Appleton. He is the younger of two sons. Alistair was raised in Hampshire. Being a hard-working student, Alistair earned three A-Levels and ten O-Levels during his time in St.John's College in Portsmouth. In 1988, he attended Gonville & Caius College at Cambridge, where he got a degree in English Literature.

Partner, Gay

Alistair is not a straight man and he realized it during his teen years. He came out of the closet while he was attending university. Alistair opened up about his sexuality to his parents which got them into shock. It took two years for his family to accept that fact that Alistair was affectionate towards men. He also admitted and fully accepted his sexuality when he lived in Poland and Germany in an interview he gave to Gay Times, a gay magazine and online website


Alistair Appleton takes on twitter to express his pride on his sexuality on 16 February 2017 (Photo: Alistair Appleton's Twitter)

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Psychotherapist Alistair falls under the list of those gay celebrities, who do not prefer to reveal about their love life even after talking about their sexual preferences openly. Despite being really low-key regarding his personal life, it is known that Alistair is happily married to his longtime boyfriend and now husband. The details of their wedding are still confined. Alistair is living a prosperous life with his husband. 

Alistair Appleton Career

On graduating with a 2.1, Alistair left for Poland where he taught at the University of Gdansk and later taught English in eastern Germany and worked as a translator and journalist for Deutsche Welle TV. Alistair's big break came as a presenter for Deutsche Welle's youth popular culture show "Heat." In the year 1999, he returned to the UK, acting in a series of commercials. Alistair's British television debut came in 2000 when he presented Sky's "Hot TV" and Channel 5's popular "House Doctor." Besides that, he also did some acting including a role in Footballers' Wives (2002).

In 2005, Alistair completed The Man Who Drank the Universe, a short documentary on the entheogen ayahuasca, an ancient plant brew from the Amazon. Since 2000 Alistair has pursued a serious interest in meditation and has trained mainly in the Buddhist tradition. Since 2005, he has run Mindsprings, an organization promoting and teaching meditation in the modern world. In August 2018, he also hosted an event in Newhaven Festival.

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Alistair, since 2007 has been the presenter on Escape to the Country for BBC Two. However, in 2010, Alistair lost his fellow BBC presenter, Kristian Digby, who was famous for his work on the British reality series, To Buy Or Not To Buy! Kristian, an openly gay man, was found dead at the age of 32 in his apartment. Though the cause of death is still inconclusive, police sources believed that Kristian died during a solo sex game, which went tragically wrong. However, there were no suggestions of suicide. Alistair expressed his heartfelt condolences to one of his good friend Kristian Digby’s death. He moved past the tragic death of his friend to continue forward in life. Alistair completed an MA in Advanced psychotherapy at the Minster Centre in London in 2014. He now works as a psychotherapist in Brighton.


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