Journalist Alice Plunkett, who works as a presenter on ITV Racing in the UK, is much more than what people see. Many may not know that she is the only woman to have completed the horse riding at Badminton Horse Trials and Grand National course at Aintree. Her career in horse riding helped her secure a career in Journalism after she started presenting for National Hunt Racing coverage.
Alice Plunkett has achieved a lot as a journalist. Working as a presenter in the UK provides her with a decent salary of over £32K per year.
Alice Plunkett Wedding, Husband & Children
Alice Plunkett met the love of her life just at the age of fourteen. But, at that age, both she and her future husband had no idea what fate had in store for them. So, it took a long time for the destined lovers to cross paths again!
Alice is married to William Fox-Pitt, an English equestrian with three Olympic medals. Standing at the height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters), William Fox-Pitt is a well known two-time silver medal winner. Before Alice married William in 2003, William had just divorced with his first wife of four years, Wiggy Channer. Alice revealed in an interview that William was in the lowest point of his life when he met Alice.
But, Alice did not give up on William and stayed by his side as he took his time to accept his past wounds. William's trust in love was back because of Alice, and it soon led to the wedding!
Alice Plunkett enjoys a day out with her family on 28 October 2017 (Photo: Alice Plunkett's Instagram)
However, their relationship wasn't all rainbows and cupcakes. In 2015, William fell off his horse and suffered severe head injuries, and went into a coma. At such critical condition, Alice always sat beside him and supported him, and it didn't take long for him to heal and participate in the next Olympics. Alice sure is a wonderful woman.
The couple now shares four children, namely Oliver, 12, Thomas, 11, and Chloe, 5. The happy family resides in the small village of Hinton St Mary in Dorset with three dogs, one cat, one lizard, one rabbit, two pigs, and rarely bred chickens.
Alice Plunkett Age, Birthday
Born in 1965, Alice Plunkett celebrates her birthday every 5 January. She grew up in a family, that bred and raised horses. She even completed the Fox Hunters race, finishing 14th on Bold King’s Hussar, a racing horse, which was bred by her grandfather. It is clear that her grandfather had a massive role in shaping her interest in riding horses.
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Alice also revealed in an interview that she lost two of her sisters to cancer. Alice's sister Katie lost her battle to leukemia when she was just sixteen, after fighting the battle for only about a month. Her other sister Eloise died at the age of 27 after she was diagnosed with melanoma. Alice was undoubtedly close to both of them, and the loss of two sisters at a young age caused Alice grief that she could never get over.
Alice Plunkett smiles as she hugs her late sister, Eloise (Photo: thesun.co.uk)
Even though cancer has torn apart Alice's family, she still looks at for beautiful things and feels grateful for her life. In fact, she took part in a charity horse race to raise money for Cancer Research.