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How old is Alexander Armstrong and who is his wife?

The presenter of Pointless travels to Iceland for a new Channel 5 series

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Alexander Armstrong travels across Iceland in a new Channel 5 documentary – but how old is he and who is his wife?

The Pointless host visits the “large rock in the middle of the Atlantic” where he hovers above an erupting volcano and wallows in the hot springs.

Here’s everything you need to know about the C5 show, and its host Alexander.

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Alexander Armstrong enjoys the Reykjavik night life in Iceland on C5 (Credit: Channel 5)

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Who is Alexander Armstrong and what is he famous for?

Alexander started in comedy, and is also known for his acting and presenting roles.

Comedy fans will probably know him best as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, alongside Ben Miller.

As an actor, he appeared as the leading role in the TV series Life Begins.

Between 2000 and 2001, he starred as a misanthropic, animal-hating vet in the BBC One sitcom Beast.

He’s also starred in Hotel Babylon, Mutual Friends, Doctor Who and Reggie Perrin.

As a singer, Alexander is a bass-baritone and has released three studio albums.

He is the current host of the BBC game show Pointless, alongside his old friend Richard Osman who he’s known since he was 18.

Alexander is also a regular presenter on BBC One’s satirical Have I Got News For You.

He also voices the animated Danger Mouse, narrates Hey Duggee! and lends his voice to Mr Wolf and Captain Dog in Peppa Pig.

Alexander Armstrong wife: Is he related to royalty?

Alexander, or Zander to his friends, is not related to royalty.

However, his rich family background was documented in an episode of BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are? in 2010.

Alexander discovered that he was a descendant of William the Conqueror.

He is also distantly related to William Armstrong, founder of Cragside and whose family still own Bamburgh Castle.

Alexander recently hosted Have I Got News For You, but who is his wife? (Credit: BBC One)

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How old is Alexander Armstrong and where was he born?

Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong was born on March 2 1970 in Rothbury, Northumberland.

He is currently 51 years old.

Alexander is the youngest of three children and grew up in the family home near Rothbury in Northumberland.

His father worked as a GP and his mother as a magistrate.

After graduating from Cambridge University in 1992, he moved to London with friends to pursue a career in acting and comedy.

Who is his wife?

The wife of Alexander Armstrong is Hannah Bronwen Snow.

The pair have been married since August 2003.

In July 2014, they moved to a 26-acre farm near Bledington in Oxfordshire with their four children.

The couple has four young sons – Rex (born 2007), Patrick (born 2009), Edward (born 2010), and Henry (born 2014).

Before having kids, Hannah worked as an events organiser.

She is also the sister of journalist and food blogger Esther Walker, who is married to restaurant critic Giles Coren.

Alexander Armstrong has hosted Pointless since 2009 (Credit: BBC One)
Alexander Armstrong has hosted Pointless since 2009, but who is his wife? (Credit: BBC One)

What is his net worth?

The television host has built a fortune of around £3.6million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

In addition to his presenting roles, he also voices numerous animations and appeared in the infamous Pimms adverts.

He’s also written books, sung albums and hosted countless TV shows.

Alexander Armstrong wife – Iceland on C5

The presenter embarks on a journey across Iceland.

He travels across the entire country to discover more about Iceland’s unique culture, wildlife and landscapes.

He begins his Icelandic adventure in a helicopter, hovering just yards above the rim of an erupting and lethal volcano close to the capital of Reykjavik.

Alexander then heads east to Iceland’s Golden Circle, which is home to some of its most famous sights.

Iceland with Alexander Armstrong airs on Wednesday October 06 2021 on Channel 5 at 9pm.

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