Carol Thatcher - Updated Jul 2024

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Carol Thatcher

Carol Thatcher is a successful British journalist and media personality. Carol Thatcher became well-known in several reality shows including I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, 100% English, and Most Haunted.

Early Life and Childhood

Carol Thatcher is 70 years old as of 2024. She was born on August 15, 1953, in Hammersmith, London.

Whereas, she was born to Margaret Thatcher(mother) and Denis Thatcher(father). Thatcher’s mother was a former British Prime Minister. Similarly, she grew up with her twin brother Mark.

According to the source,  Thatcher’s mother was chosen for Finchley in 1958 and elected in 1959 as a Member of Parliament.

Likewise, Thatcher belongs to British nationality. However, the information regarding her ethnicity is still under review.

Carol Thatcher family

Caption: Carol with her parents and twin brother, Source: Daily Mail


Talking about Carol Thatcher’s educational history, In 1960, Thatcher was sent to Queenswood School, a ladies boarding school near Hatfield, Hertfordshire after attending St Paul’s Girls School.

Whereas, she qualified from University College London with a law degree. She moved to Australia in 1977 to start a profession in journalism. While she was there, her mother was elected Prime Minister.

Carol Thatcher – Net Worth 2024

Carol Thatcher has earned a huge amount of income throughout her professional life. Whereas, she has estimated income as a journalist and a media personality.

Therefore, she has estimated around $ 100K-$1 million of net worth. Although detailed information about her salary has not been received yet.

Career Life

Carol Thatcher made her debut as a journalist in Australia from 1977 to 1979 reporting for the Sydney Morning Herald. She had become a Channel Seven TV reporter, also in Sydney.
Afterward a reporter for her morning news show, 11 AM. She also worked as a reporter for LBC, BBC Radio 4, and TV-am when she returned to Britain and published travel articles for The Daily Telegraph.
Many newspapers declined to publish work with her byline because of her mother’s high-profile political position.
Similarly, her debut novel, Diary of an Election: was written in 1983 along with Margaret Thatcher on the campaign trail.
Three years later her second novel, published with a partnership tennis player Chris Evert (Mrs. Lloyd), called Lloyd on Lloy. It was the first best-seller for Thatcher.
Later releases included her father’s best-selling biography, Below the Parapet, in 1996. Thatcher created a series about him called Married to Maggie on Channel 4 in 2003.
Whereas, Thatcher recorded Denis Thatcher’s only media interview in his lifetime; he died soon after the release.
Thatcher’s journalistic career included contributing articles to magazines and articles as well as television work.

Reality Show career

In November 2005 Thatcher was chosen to appear on the ITV television series I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! alongside a host of other celebrities.
The format of the show indicated she would be expected to spend at least a week in the Australian rainforest with little food supply under poor living conditions.
During her stay in the jungle, she had to face one of the more notorious “Bushtucker Trials “— which saw her eating jungle bugs and kangaroo testicles as competition for her fellow celebrities to get food.
She eventually appeared as the winner of the fifth series and second ‘ Queen of the Jungle. ‘

Whereas, Thatcher was featured as a special guest with host Yvette Fielding and medium David Wells on Living TV’s Most Haunted on 13 February 2007, and Joanne Gregory looked for paranormal activity at Tatton Hall in Cheshire.

In 2007, for the documentary Mummy’s War, she traveled to the Falkland Islands and Argentina to discover the Falkland War legacy.

Although the pro-British islanders (who consider her mother a heroine) received a positive response, their response in Argentina sparked protests and riots (including the cry “Your mother is a war criminal!”).

Mummy’s War and The One Show

She encountered a team of mothers during her stay in Argentina who lost their sons during the conflict and said, We were fighting a war; we won, you lost, and told them that it was their country that occupied the islands, thus starting the conflict.
The interview ended with one of the women saying: that God will punish her (Margaret Thatcher).
Thatcher was a freelance contributor to the BBC One magazine The One Show from 2006 to 2009, providing recorded reports and joining the presenters and guests in the studio for discussions.
On 3 February 2009, British media revealed that during the 2009 Australian Open a black tennis player, allegedly Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had been referred to as a golliwog in a discussion in the green room of the competition.
Thatcher called Tsonga half-golliwog and the golliwog Frog, as per the Times. Presenter Adrian Chiles,  comedian Jo Brand, journalists, and other guests were with Thatcher when she commented.
The BBC announced that Thatcher would not work on The One Show again unless she made a more genuine apology.
Thatcher declined, stating “I am standing by what I said. I was not going to apologize. I never meant it in a derogatory manner.
It was a metaphor. I represented the presence of someone colloquially — someone I appreciate a lot.”
Carol Thatcher work

Caption: Furious Carol Thatcher accuses BBC of vendetta against her after leaking of golliwog ‘joke’, Source: Daily Mail

Personal Life

Talking about her personal life, Carol Thatcher lives in Klosters-Serious, Switzerland, with ski trainer Marco Grass. 

There was a rumor that Thatcher dated Jonathan Aitken, which ended in 1979.

Because this occurred only after the Conservatives won the general election, it is suspected that Aitken’s split with Thatcher was the reason why he was bypassed for a position in the ministry.

However, the information regarding her children has not been released yet.

Caption: Carol with her boyfriend Marco Grass, Source: Daily Mail

Body Measurements

Carol is a beautiful woman. Whereas, she has an average height and body weight. But exact weight and other body measurements like chest-waist-hip, dress size, shoe size, etc. are unknown.

Carol Thatcher – Social Media

Likewise, she has blonde hair and brown eyes. Similarly, Thatcher is not active on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.