Robson Green’s wild life off-camera from affairs to topless models
Actor and presenter Robson Green may have quite a wholesome image on our TV screens but behind the scenes, he has lived quite a wild life.
The Newcastle FC fan, 56, has been married twice and even split up a Reverend and his wife.
Best known for hosting Extreme Fishing, Extreme Fishing Challenge and Tales from Northumberland, Robson began his TV career on BBC’s Casualty in 1989 playing hospital porter Jimmy Powell.
Since then he has portrayed characters in Waterloo Road, Rocket Man, City Lights, Being Human but has also found solace in fishing and presented shows on his life-long passion.
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You can currently see him in ITV’s Grantchester, playing Detective Inspector Geordie Keating.
Robson may be a great actor, but the drama in his own personal life is just as gripping.
As a teen he went to Dudley Middle Comprehensive School in the '70s which he left to join the Royal Air Force at 16.
His military career didn't last long however as he changed his mind after two weeks at an officer training camp and returned home.
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He found time to achieve five O-levels (now GCSEs), while learning guitar and forming his band, Solid State in 1982.
His first marriage was to occupational therapist Alison Ogilvie on June 22, 1991, but they separated after eight years together.
While recording Unchained Melody at BMG Records in 1995 he met his second wife, Vanya Seager, a former Page 3 model.
They had son Taylor Seager-Green in 2000 and the couple married the next year.
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The ceremony was held in Buckinghamshire following a family celebration in Mauritius.
After 16 years together, the couple revealed that their marriage had "irretrievably broken down" and they were separating.
Robson’s next relationship was an affair with a vicar's wife in 2016, which eventually caused the end of the Reverend's marriage and him leaving the church.
Reverend Geoffrey Short, 62, had three children with his wife of 16 years, Zoila, 48.
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He had been awarded an OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his work at his vicarage of St Columba’s, in North Tyneside village Wideopen.
He admitted the affair surprised him and even caused him to question his faith.
He told the Mirror: "We had a great life together. People thought she was the ideal vicar’s wife, and she was. She loves the boys and everyone said what a fantastic mother she was.
“Then I got home from work one day and all of a sudden everything changed. She announced she was leaving to live with Robson Green.
“She said they got talking in the gym and she fell in love. She left immediately. This all came as a huge shock to me."
The Rev was then removed from his parish while the Church of England investigated claims by his first wife, Helen, that he’d left her for Zoila in the 90s.
Rev Short said at the time: “There is a lot of anger towards Green, but as a Christian I have to forgive.”
His ex-wife Helen, 63, said: “What goes around comes around.”
Later, Rev Short was reinstated to the Church with the “prayers and support” of Bishop of Newcastle Rt Rev Christine Hardman.
Financially Robson seems to be pretty flush as he has an estimated net worth of around £5million as of 2021.
Despite his wealth, he still supports higher taxes for the rich and preaches about protecting the NHS.
He said: "Anybody who tells me they’re not going to pay tax… we’ve got an NHS system on its knees… I tell you what, my son was in real trouble when he was young and we took him to the hospital, there were four specialists waiting for him.
"That’s why you pay your taxes. We’ve got a police system who protect us, we’ve got firemen who put out fires. We’ve got defence, man. That’s what tax is for."
He proudly admitted: "I’m proud to be a 50% tax-payer".
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