Mark Billy Billingham is not a new face to the world of entertainment but the thing that is different in 2023 is that he is one of the stars of Fox TV’s Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test. Is he married? Who is his wife? Does he have any children?
Find out more as you scroll down this article.
Mark Billy Billingham On Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
Mark Billy Billingham is a DS in the brand-new Fox TV series Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test. The show premieres in January 2023, where well-known people go through some of the toughest, most taxing tests based on the Special Forces selection procedure.
There is only survival; there are no votes or eliminations. Only failure, impending harm, or coercion from the DS can cause recruits to give up on their own free will. The physical, mental, and emotional strain of the test finally reveals the recruits’ deepest, most authentic selves. Because there are no producers, opulent hotels, craft services, or glitter, this event is unlike any other.
The show began with 16 celebrities who were ready to take on challenges. The first recruit to quit was Kate Gosselin, who unintentionally hurt her neck while doing a dive from a helicopter into a body of water. Kate was sent to the hospital for x-rays despite wailingly pleading to stay, which necessitated medical tapping. Dr. Drew Pinsky “medically withdrew” from the contest after experiencing severe dehydration.
Chef Tyler Florence was the first to “voluntarily withdraw” from the competition and the third recruit to quit. After witnessing the competition’s impact on the other recruits, Tyler stated he had made a promise to his wife that he wouldn’t damage himself on the show and left out of an abundance of caution. After injuring his thumb during a fighting challenge in which he had to battle a member of the Directing Staff, singer Montell Jordan was the last to leave.
How Much Is Mark Billy Billingham Net Worth?
Mark Billy Billingham has an estimated net worth of under $500 thousand. He served in the Parachute Regiment from 1983 to 1991. He held a variety of duties, including Patrol Commander on operational tours in many different countries across the world. He also worked as a military specialty training instructor for the Regiment. Billy joined the SAS in 1991 as a Mountain Troop expert after passing selection. He has been in charge of organizing and carrying out high-level strategic operations and training in different locales (Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, and Africa). He has also directed a lot of hostage rescues.
Billy was given an MBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery as a result of his heroic actions.
In addition to being a certified SF and Counter Terrorist Sniper Instructor, Billy is also a certified Advanced Evasive Driving Instructor, Tracking/Jungle Warfare/Navigation Instructor, Demolition/Sabotage Instructor, Mountaineering/Rock Climbing/Abseiling/Ice Climbing Instructor, Combat Survival/RTI Instructor, Counter Terrorist Instructor (all options), and worked as a Patrol Medic/Trauma Life Support agent for Billy was a distinguished military officer who spent more than 20 years in the SAS.
Apart from his military career, Billy served as a bodyguard for celebrities like Sir Michael Caine, Hulk Hogan, Kate Moss, Russell Crowe, and Tom Cruise. Billy was bodyguard and Head of Security to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Mark Billy Billingham Height
Talking about his physical attributes, Mark Billy Billingham stands tall around the height of 6’2”.
Mark Billy Billingham Family
Mark Billy Billingham’s father has made a few posts about his family members. On Father’s Day 2022, he posted an old pic of his dad and captioned it: “Happy father’s day. Dearly missed.” Whereas, he wished his mum’ Mother’s Day in March 2021. He wrote, “Happy Mother’s Day to my legend of a mom 🌹❤️ miss you always x.”
Is Mark Billy Billingham Marred?
Yes, Mark Billy Billingham is married to his wife Julie Colombino.
The couple married in March 2019. A year later on their first anniversary, Billy posted on his Facebook, “12 months ago I married this amazing woman. @juliecolombino It’s been tough at times due to work commitments but an amazing journey she is truly one in a million Unfortunately due to the circumstances we are apart for our first anniversary. Love and miss you every day.”
However, in April 2020, Julie updated via an IG post that she was granted access to travel to the UK to be with her husband. And they adopted their puppy Alf which they introduced to the world. So, it panned out well for the couple during COVID.
In February 2021, Julie posted, “A moment of overwhelming happiness and peace this morning after several difficult weeks. Expecting more challenges, so I’ll take the moments given to me gratefully.”
In June 2020, on Mark’s birthday, Julie wished her husband, “Happy, happy birthday my love. 💕🥂💕Absolutely no one can light up my life like you. Wishing you the greatest adventure, peace, and fulfillment in this special year. Can’t wait to make more memories. I love you more and forever. XX @billingham22b.”
In November 2020, the married couple made it on DailyMail after revealing a grueling ‘SAS-style’ workout.
Sadly in March 2022, Julie announced that she struggled with infertility. She wrote, “1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility. 1 in 4 women miscarry. Billy and I have the incredibly unfortunate membership to both clubs.”
Julie added in the post, ” My family just reminded me that “fanm fò”, meaning women are strong. But damn, this experience has made me stronger than I ever wanted to be. Then I should have to be…. We pray you will never lose hope even if your story isn’t what you thought it would be and that you will find love and kindness from everyone in your life.”
On their anniversary in 2022, Billy wished his wife, “Happy 3rd Anniversary to this awesome woman, My Wife, and Bestie ❤️❤️ @juliecolombino.”
By trade, Julie is a fashion designer working at Deux Mains. Deux Mains was created in a time of disaster, yet thrives in its wake. When a catastrophic earthquake decimated Haiti in 2010, Deux Mains founder and creative director Julie Colombino-Billingham experienced a country at its worst.
“Witnessing the desperate need for dignified employment in Haiti became the catalyst and greatest inspiration behind the brand. Now, with each collection, we honor the ancestral wisdom, talent, and perseverance Julie found in the people of Haiti.”
First-generation Italian American Julie Colombino-Billingham has a varied history that includes work as a professional dancer, aerialist, and MBA with experience in a global crisis. She found her first lesson from the ladies she met there: “I don’t need water, I need a job.” Her inspiration for clothes is rooted in the beauty and extremes of Haiti. As a result, Julie started a distinct kind of fashion company that specializes in luxury items that are sustainable and beneficial for the environment.
Due to the resilience of the Haitian people, Deux Mains has grown into a center for job creation where the value of artisans is upheld. Each collection is cleverly conceived, constructed, and produced in our solar-powered Port-au-Prince facility.
By providing the world with exquisitely crafted bags with multiple uses, sandals made from genuine materials found on the island, and fashion accessories made from opulent leathers, Julie hopes to strike a balance between the possibilities of an economically free and healthy Haiti and the realities of the present.
Deux Mains creates bags, sandals, jewelry, and other accessories.
Billy is also a father to at least three children; two daughters named Kayleigh and Michaela Billingham and a son named Jake. Jake turned 26 years old on 9 June. Mark also has three at least grandkids; Jax, Luna, and Keddy.
Is Mark Billy Billingham On Instagram?
Yes, Mark Billy Billingham is on Instagram (@billingham22b).
When Was Mark Billy Billingham Born?
Mark Billingham was born on 11 June 1965 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, UK.
How Old Is Mark Billy Billingham?
Mark Billy Billingham is 57 years old as of January 2023. He celebrates his birthday on 11 June.