You may know Eric Knowles from the BBC show, Bargain Hunt, a show where experts try to get their hands on some of the best bargains in antique pieces. Some of his hardcore followers may even know him from the time of Antique Roadshow when Eric joined the BBC show in 1981. However, many people still don’t have any clue about Eric’s wife and children despite him being a household name in the UK. In this article, we are going to talk exactly about that and many more about Eric’s wife, Anita Knowles, so make sure you don’t miss anything.
Eric And Anita Knowles’ Relationship
Although we have no idea about when Eric and Anita tied the knot, Bargain Host revealed in an interview with Express that they had been already together for 13 years. Since the interview was taken in 2013, the couple has already enjoyed marital bliss for over 21 years.
Eric said, “My wife Anita and I have been here for 13 years, and the study has always been my private space,” as he talked about his personal life.
The power couple used to live together in Buckinghamshire with their two sons, Sebastian and Oliver, until their older son Sebastian died in a road accident in May 2015. Now, there are only three of them together.
Sebastian had a crash on the M40 and died immediately at the spot. He was a professional DJ based in High Wycombe. A Wycombe Wanderers fan, Sebastian started working as a disco jockey at the young age of 14 in a local roller disco. Sebastian played gigs in central London bars for a decade under the name of Sparky B. During that time, he also worked with some big names like The Artful Dodger and Ultrabeat. A former Wycombe Sound member, Sebastian also had a weekly radio slot on Time FM.
To talk more about Eric and Anita’s relationship, Anita also manages Eric’s finances. Though most of Eric’s income is spent on the family mortgage and their sons’ education, Anita is one of the people who manage whatever is left of that total money.
How Old Is Anita Knowles?
Anita Knowles was born in May 1957 which means she turned 64 years old in May 2021.
Since we know Eric’s birthday is on 19th February and his birth year 1953, they have an age gap of almost 4 years.
What Does Anita Knowles Do For A Living?
Anita Knowles is not only Eric’s life partner but she is his business partner as well. Anita works as Company Secretary in Eric Knowles Antiquarian Services Limited, a company where Eric is the director.
Apart from that, Anita has extended her support to all of Eric’s pursuits directly or indirectly. Some of them are in the next paragraph.
As we all know, Eric has been hosting Bargain Hunt for some time now, which would have been considerably harder without the support of his wife. Eric is also the chairman at The Hoard Limited, which runs antique tours. Earlier in 2021, Eric teamed up with others in the antique business to launch a new store at The Pantiles Arcade in The Corn Exchange.
Eric also owns Scottish Antiques, a company that supplies a wide range of rare 17th, 18th, and 19th-century Georgian glass and more. As a valuer, Eric’s best find came in 2008 at Dumfries house when a lady sold a small glass vase for £1. Later, the small vase was found to be a rare piece valued at £25,000.
That being said, Eric was already established in his business well before he met Anita. Having made his mark on BBC by joining Antiques Roadshow in 1981, Eric also joined the London auctioneers Bonhams in the show; there he started the ‘Art Nouveu’ and ‘Art Deco’ departments.
As of October 2021, we don’t have the exact figures of either Anita’s net worth or Eric’s. However, we assume that it’s enough to feed the family of three and make some decent savings.
Is Anita Knowles On Instagram, Facebook?
If you were hoping to find Anita on Instagram or Facebook, you might be disappointed as Bargain Hunt’s host’s wife does not use social media.
However, her husband Eric is on Facebook as Knowles Eric.
Where Is Anita Knowles From?
We do know that Anita Knowles’ nationality is English. However, we are unsure about where exactly she is from.
What Is Anita Knowles Maiden Name?
There is no information available on Anita Knowles’ maiden name.
How Tall Is Anita Knowles?
Anita stands tall at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs roughly around 60 kilograms.