Steve Backshall wife: Who is Springwatch host’s Olympic gold medal winning wife?
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Steve Backshall, 47 is known for his love of nature and animals and as such has presented on a range of different nature shows including BBC TV’s Deadly 60. Tonight on Springwatch he will feature live from his home base alongside fellow hosts Chris Packham, Gillian Burke and Iolo Williams where they will each share the latest from the wildlife cameras.
Who is Springwatch host Steve Backshall’s wife?
Steve and wife Helen Glover are reported to have met in 2014 during the BBC fundraiser Sport Relief.
Helen is an Olympic gold medalist who, with her rowing partner Heather Stanning, won the women’s coxless pairs in 2012. At the Olympics in 2016, the pair won gold again.
In 2015, Steve and Helen announced to Twitter they were engaged while the pair were in Namibia.
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In the post, Steve said: “Sunset in the Namib desert, I asked the most beautiful girl in the world to marry me & she said yes!”
The couple went on to get married in 2016.
In an exclusive with HELLO! magazine for their wedding the couple gushed to each other their first impressions of each other when they first met.
Helen said: “seeing Steve across the room and thinking how handsome he was.
Steve added: “From the second I saw Hels, I knew she was The One.”
In 2018, Helen was reported to have relaxed her training schedule in order for her and Steve to start a family.
In the March of that year, the couple announced they were expecting twins however miscarrying one of the twins Helen later gave birth to a healthy baby boy in July 2018.
In April, Helen tweeted: “Thanks for all your lovely messages.
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“We’ve had the hard news that one baby hasn’t made it, but we are very excited and hopeful for the remaining baby to arrive this summer.”
The couple went on to announce the birth of their son Logan in a post to Instagram.
Helen captioned the post: “Steve and I will are excited to welcome Baby Boy Backshall to the world.
“We promise to make it a great one for you little man.”
Earlier this year in January, the couple announced the arrival of twins Kit Nathan Newlyn Backshall and Willow Bo Backshall.
The couple admitted to The Mirror that for the first month the pair named them ‘The Boy’ and ‘The Girl’.
Talking to the publication, Helen said: “When you start thinking about choosing baby names, particularly when you get two hours’ sleep at night, it becomes almost impossible.
“We thought that we had their names sorted.
“And then they came out, and the names didn’t fit. At all.
“Neither of them. And I don’t know why – I can’t explain why a baby that doesn’t yet have any character doesn’t suit the names.”
Springwatch 2020 will continue tonight on BBC Two at 8pm.
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