Karl Pilkington is a renowned British television anchor, comedian, actor, and radio producer; best known for his appearance on the Sky TV documentary series titled The Moaning of Life from 2013 to 2015 as well as the anchor of the series titled An Idiot Abroad and The Ricky Gervais Show. In addition to his television career, Karl has made a few appearances in films including Cemetery Junction, The Invention of Lying, and Chingari, among others. Pilkington has made a name for himself following his funny and hilarious comedy lines.
Interestingly, he has been married to the former BBC producer named Suzanne Whiston and the amazing couple has been together for over two decades. Suzanne is most notable for being the host of BBC’s Match of the Day football highlights. She garnered much fame for being the partner of the famous comic star, actor, and radio presenter Karl Pilkington. However, the question has always been how did these two meet? We’ve got you covered. Read on as we take you through facts about Karl Pilkington and Suzanne Whiston’s marriage below.
Karl Pilkington’s Brief Bio
Born to Dorothy and Alan Pilkington in Manchester, England on September 23, 1972; Karl Pilkington spent his early years in Manchester council estate. After his education, Karl moved to London where he began his career as a producer with XFM. While he was there, his thought-provoking comments on several issues were able to bring him to the limelight. He produced several shows including The Ricky Gervais Show for which he later became a regular guest.
Throughout his career, Karl Pilkington has appeared on several other shows including Flipside TV show, BBC 6 Music Show, Comedy Lab, and Extras. He made his first film appearance in 2012 when he starred as Dougie in the Netflix comedy-drama titled Derek. Karl has also made voiceovers for notable brands such as Unilever, Vodafone, Sony PSP, and Freeview, among others. In addition, Karl is a big fan of Manchester United football club.
How Did Karl Pilkington and Suzanne Whiston Meet?
Karl Pilkington and his partner have shared a very strong bond which has left many of their fans itching to know how they met. It is quite amazing how their acquaintance has blossomed into an unquantifiable love. The radio producer has previously talked about his meeting with Whiston on The Ricky Gervais Show after many fans kept asking the question.
According to Karl Pilkington, their meeting wasn’t out of the ordinary. Although there is always an awkward way of meeting your lover for the first time and Pilkington’s is not different. The duo accidentally met in 1994 when Suzanne reportedly offered to pay 20 pounds for his hot chocolate. Getting to know each other, they discovered they are both in the same career path and not long after that; things sparked up between them and they kicked off their relationship. The pair worked together in some projects as well. Karl added that the second time, they met, he did some editing work for Suzanne who later paid him with another hot chocolate worth 20 pounds. Since then, they have been living happily ever after, supporting each other while doing what they know how to do best.
Suzanne disclosed in an interview that before she met Karl, she had wanted to get married and be a mother; however, after their meeting, the reverse appears to be the case as Karl didn’t want to have any kids yet. Notwithstanding, she had to give all that up so she could be with the man of her dreams. Although the amazing couple hasn’t walked down the aisle yet; they have been living a blissful married life for over two decades and there is no sign of separation between.
More about Karl Pilkington’s Partner Suzanne Whiston
The amazing journalist was born and raised in England, United Kingdom. She began her journalism career a long time ago and has worked with several networks out of which the most notable of them all is BBC. There she served as the producer of the show titled Match of the Day football highlights. Suzanne also produced the live coverage of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany, among others.