George Clarke Dad: George Clarke was born in the city of Sunderland in the year 1974. His biological father, a printer, died while he was a child, and his mother married again. George’s grandfathers were both builders, which piqued his interest in the industry from a young age. He decided he wanted to be an architect when he was 12 years old. “I really loved being around sites and the process of producing stuff, the banter and the environment,” George told The Evening Standard.
In 1981, George’s biological Dad died in a water-skiing accident. George was raised by his stepfather from the age of seven. George’s stepfather passed away in May 2020. In May and June of 2020, he used Twitter to pay tribute to his father. On what would have been his birthday in November 2020, the TV host paid tribute to him.
George, who lives in Gloucestershire, has previously stated that the Cotswolds now feel like “home.” He’s also a fan of rural Worcestershire, gushing on Instagram about how lovely it was when filming in Kyre. The star of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces travels the country interviewing people about their odd homes, but he rarely speaks about his own Cotswolds home. “The property, which we acquired last year, is on a steep hill so you access it at the upper level,” he wrote in The Times after purchasing the Midlands home.
Catriona Drummond, George Clark’s ex-wife, was with him till 2014. When George took on repair work for her brother, he met her for the first time. They had three children and had been happily married for ten years. Katie Clarke, with whom he resides in Notting Hill, is his most recent partner after separating from his first wife in 2013. Georgie, Emilio, and Iona are his three children in all.
Clarke’s foray into television came about by coincidence. After being requested to write a book about architecture, he approached a literary agent, unaware that the business also handled television presenters. He was then requested to do a screen test for a new Channel 5 show called Build A New Life in the Country, which had been looking for a charming building specialist to host it. Clarke accepted the position and went on to host two more property series for Channel 5 before being tapped to host Channel 4’s The Restoration Man.