How old is David Dimbleby, when is his final Question Time show and who is his wife Belinda Giles?

Here's what you need to know about the TV favourite, who announced that will step down from his post on the show later this year.

How old is David Dimbleby and does he have a tattoo?

David Dimbleby, 79, from Surrey, is a veteran broadcaster who has been the face of the BBC’s election coverage for years.

He has known for hosting the panel show Question Time for the past 24 years.

David joined the BBC as a news reporter in Bristol during the 60s and has appeared in news programmes since 1962.

Back in 2013, it was revealed that David had got his first tattoo aged 75 –  a scorpion on his right shoulder because he is a Scorpio.

At the time, he said: "He said: “You’re only old once. I’ve always wanted a tattoo. I might as well do it now. It’s a dream come true — and a work of art.”

Is David Dimbleby quitting Question Time?

On June 17, David revealed that he is stepping down from Question Time, which he has hosted since 1994.

The presenting heavyweight, who turns 80 in October, will step down from the BBC One show on December 13.

It is thought he will remain the anchor for the Beeb’s general election coverage having covered every single one since 1979.

Those in the frame to replace him on Question Time include Desert Island Discs’ Kirsty Young, 49, BBC2 presenter Victoria Derbyshire, also 49, and University Challenge’s Jeremy Paxman, 68.

Newsnight trio Evan Davis, 56, Kirsty Wark, 63 and Emily Maitlis, 47, are also in the mix.

David is Question Time's longest-serving presenter, having succeeded Peter Sissons who had presented the show between 1989 and 1993, and Robin Day who hosted between 1979 and 1989.

Who’s David’s wife Belinda Giles?

David Dimbleby is married to TV producer Belinda Giles and the pair wed in 2000, after first getting together in 1993.

Belinda is the granddaughter of Herbrand Sackville, 9th Earl De La Warr and the couple share a son, Fred.

Previously, David was married to British cookery writer Josceline Gaskell, with whom he shares three children – cookery writer Liza, founder of the food chain Leon, Henry and Kate, a singer.

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