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Helen Willetts: 5 Fun Facts About The Meteorologist!

Helen Willetts

Helen Willetts is a famous Radio Host. She was born on February 10, 1972, and her birthplace is Chester, England. She works for the popular British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a meteorologist and gained so much popularity that she received the 2006 Television and Radio Industry Club Award for her weather broadcasts. Helen and Stephanie Abrams both had high-profile careers as meteorologists.

Helen Willetts: 5 Cool Facts About The BBC Weather Broadcaster

Who is Helen Willetts?

Helen Willetts is a BBC meteorologist and radio network. She received an award for the best TV weather presenter in 2006. She was an international badminton player. 

Early Life and Family:

Before she was famous, She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in physics. The weather broadcaster was born on 10th February 1972, in Chester, England, UK. Her nationality is British and her birth name is Helen Sarah Willetts. Born in Chester, the family soon moved to Colwyn Bay, North Wales. There is no information on her parents or siblings but we do know from online sources that Willetts attended Eirias High School, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales. She then went on to graduate in Physics with first class from the University of Nottingham. Furthermore, she played badminton for Wales at an international level. She completed a 5-month training course in Forecasting at the Met Office College from February to June 1994. 

Helen Willetts is a married woman. She married Phillip Boulby in March 2004. She has two children with Phillip Boulby. According to our online sources, her first child was born in 2006 while the second in December 2008. There has been no news about any marital discord between her and her husband and both of them seem to be having a happy married life. Her children are now school-going according to our sources but no other details are available about her family as the BBC meteorologist and weather broadcaster prefers to not disclose or discuss her private life in public. 

Some viewers were distracted by Helen Willetts’ flower outfit:

Weather reporters usually are dressed in beautiful professional suits but weather reporter Helen Willetts appeared to break with tradition with her outfit choice on Countryfile.

The BBC meteorologist, who turned 49 this year, was on the programme on July 13, 2020, to give those watching a look at the weather for this week. She said, as the report came: “Hopefully the butterflies have enjoyed the abundant sunshine today and they weren’t too shocked by the chilly start, unusually so, for July.”

Funnily, those watching at home were sorely distracted by Helen’s outfit since they are used to seeing the stars of the show wearing checks as the pattern of choice for their shirts.

Weather expert Helen, on the other hand, wore a top with a bright floral pattern to keep things SUPER casual. This led to tweets calling her decision ‘rebellious’ and ‘naughty’. Another joked that it showed a lack of “respect” as one said: “WTF is that top? It’s not check and it’s not even a shirt! No respect for the #countryfile viewer whatsoever!

Another tweet quipped that it was surely a “sackable offence” by saying “WHAT? Weather forecaster gone rogue… floral top! NO NO NO this completely flies in the face of the casual check shirt standardisation. Sackable offence!”

Helen Willetts Net Worth:

According to some online sources,  famous Radio Host Helen Willetts’s net worth is $53 Million at the age of 47 years old. The weather broadcaster who works for BBC earned the money being a professional Radio Host and a famous meteorologist. She has made such an amount of wealth from her primary career as Radio Host.

Helen Willetts, the popular BBC meteorologist joined the Cardiff weather center in July 1994 and in just a year she became a weather forecast presenter with BCC TV and radio in Wales. After 2 years, she moved to BBC Weather Center in London. She now hosts the weather forecast show on BBC News, and other radio and TV stations owned by BBC. She is a full-time employee of BBC and one who has served the network for the longest time. BBC meteorologist was honored with the Television and Radio Industry Club (TRIC) award for the best weather presenter in 2006. She is also the recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Nottingham (2007).

The highly talented TV and radio weather presenter is sincere, hardworking, and had once mentioned that though demanding she finds her job exciting and challenging and enjoys it. Helen Willetts has not run into any major controversies and has not been surrounded by any affairs or relationship rumors. 

The female weather forecast presenter was working until the end of both her pregnancies. According to our online sources, she used to present with her full-blown pregnancy bump and the blog and chat and discussion rooms on the internet were full of comments on it. Her concerned fans and viewers had expressed their discontent and anger that BBC was allowing presenters to work even during their pregnant state and were unable to even offer them a chair to sit in while presenting. In 2015, during one of the weather forecast presentations, a technical gaffe had developed which resulted in a double image of Helen Willetts being broadcast which had become the topic of discussion on the web. 

For Helen Willetts, her work speaks and she has fortunately not fallen into any great criticism or controversy. 

Other Facts:

The popular BBC meteorologist has dark brown hair and brown eyes. 

There are no details regarding Helen Willetts’s body measurement and not even her age is mentioned on Wikipedia but we know that her age is 49 as of 2021. 

Helen Sarah Willetts is currently inactive on social sites. 

This weather forecast presenter does not hold an account on any of social sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

The highly talented TV and radio weather presenter enjoys traveling, walking, and cycling

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