Frances Robathan Wiki (George Alagiah’s Wife) Age, Biography, Family & More


Frances Robathan (born in 1960) is a British Partnerships Adviser from London, United Kingdom. She is working for the Fairtrade Foundation, London since 2002. She handled the different positions like Institutional Fundraising Head, Programme Partnerships, and Senior Partnerships Adviser.

Moreover, she is the wife of George Alagiah (British Newsreader, TV News Presenter, and Journalist). Alagiah is the main presenter on BBC World News GMT since its launch on February 1, 2010. He presented the shows of BBC News at Six from December 3, 2007.


George Alagiah tested Coronavirus Positive

The BBC newsreader became the first British television celebrity diagnosed with coronavirus. He suffered from a mild illness. Furthermore, he spoke to his coronavirus positive report to his colleague Sophie Raworth.

He said that his experience to live cancer and help to cope with coronavirus illness. In 2014, he revealed that he treated with colorectal cancer. A BBC statement released at that time. George created a post on Twitter about his treatment on June 28, 2014.

In late October 2015, he announced that his cancer treatment officially over. He returned to his job at BBC in the same year. However, cancer emerged in his body in 2018. Alagiah noted about his terminal cancer treatment.


Early Life

Frances Robathan was born in 1960 in London, UK. She completed the age of 60 years old (as of 2020). She completed her degree course at Durham University. However, Robathan’s mom and dad’s information is unavailable on the internet sources.

She is a British citizen. Moreover, she believes and follows in the Christianity religion. The details about her zodiac sign have not found as her birth information not known.


Personal Life

She met her husband George at Durham University. In 1984, the couple married. Frances Robathan revealed how she managed a mixed-race relationship.

She is the mother of two adult sons Adam Alagiah (27) and Matt Alagiah (31). Still, George tested with cancer in the past. He suffered from the deadly coronavirus.


Real Full Birth Name Frances Robathan.
Profession Senior Partnerships Adviser at Fairtrade Foundation.
Nickname Frances.
In The News For Her husband George Alagiah found coronavirus positive.
Age (As of 2020) 60 years old.
Nationality British.
Birthplace/Hometown London, UK.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday 1960.
Gender Female.
Ethnicity White Caucasian.
Hobbies Painting.
Zodiac Birth Sign NA.
Religion Christian.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
House Location London.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 5″.
Centimeters: 165 cm.
Meters: 1.65 m.
Weight Kilograms: 60 Kg.
Pounds: 132 lbs.
Eye Color Black.
Hair Color Dark Brown.
Parents Father: Name Not Known.
Mother: Not Found.
Siblings Not Found.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Married Since 1984.
Husband George Alagiah.
Sons Adam Alagiah (27) and Matt Alagiah (31).
Highest Qualification Graduate.
School High School in London.
University/College Durham University.
Twitter Account
Last Updated On 12 June 2020 (©


Some Interesting Facts about Frances Robathan

  • George’s mother and father are Sri Lankan Tamil.
  • He completed his elementary education at Christ the King International School (Ghana, West Africa). Then, he moved to England and studied politics at Durham University.
  • Alagiah became the editor in the university’s magazine. Furthermore, he was a former sabbatical officer at the Durham Student’s Union.
  • In the past, he worked for South Magazine.
  • He joined the BBC in 1982 and then worked as a correspondent in South Africa and London.
  • Frances Robathan’s spouse reported the city was held in  Afghanistan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Somalia
  • He was the presenter of the relaunched BBC show The World.
  • He was the co-presenter of BBC Six O’Clock News with Sophie Raworth and Natasha Kaplinsky. In December 2007, he took the show’s responsibilities as a sole presenter.
  • Earlier, he presented the episodes of BBC News at Ten when the main presenters Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce were unavailable.
  • As part of the BBC team, he collected the BAFTA awards for the Kosovo conflict’s coverage.
  • He earned the Asian Awards Outstanding Achievement Television Awards in 2010.
  • Frances enjoys wearing Sari and traditional outfits.
  • In her spare time, she likes to do the painting.
  • George Alagiah’s wife, Frances Robathan is not an active user like her hubby on the social media platforms Instagram and Facebook. Apart from that, she holds an official account on Twitter.
  • George’s debut novel “The Burning Novel” shortlisted for the Society of Author award in 2020. His book based on the corruption and homicide issues in South Africa.
  • His cancer spread to his lymph nodes, liver, and lungs. In June 2020, he said that his cancer is at the terminal stage not chronic.
  • He became the longest-serving presenter of the BBC flagship program since 2000.
  • Alagiah came to his home country Sri Lanka in 2004 to survey the Asian tsunami damage. He went to the grandmother’s home that destroyed. Furthermore, he recognized the places where he spent his childhood and played with his siblings.
  • He gave his seven years to the print journalism department with South Magazine.


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