He’s left the BBC to present a new show on Greatest Hits Radio (GHR) – but who are the supportive sweethearts surrounding the Ken Bruce during the transition?
Famous for hosting the Radio 2 mid-morning show from 1986 to 1990 and again from 1992 to 2023, the 72-year-old Scottish veteran broadcaster is best known.
But in January 2023 he announced that he was leaving the bib after 31 years to join rival commercial station GHR.
Here, FEMAIL reveals how many kids Ken has as they no doubt continue to support him throughout his career.
How many children does Ken have?
Ken shares three children with his current wife and third, Kereth: son Murray, 21, who is autistic and non-verbal, daughter Verity, 18, and son Charlie, 15. Pictured are Kane, Murray and Creath
Ken has six children – Verity, Murray, Campbell, Douglas, Charlie and Kate, ages 42 to 15.
He shares three children with his current wife and third, Kereth: son Murray, 21, who is autistic and non-verbal, daughter Verity, 18, and son Charlie, 15.
Murray’s patronage means Ken and Creath rarely go out as a couple – grabbed lunches together is great fun – but the family does enjoy the holidays communally.
Before lockdown they all went to Venice, this year they took a Mediterranean cruise, according to The Daily Mail’s Jan Moir for Weekend Magazine.
In 2009, Kane opened up about Murray’s upbringing in a Daily Mail commentary article, explaining: ‘I can’t pretend (his diagnosis) wasn’t a blow. It wasn’t easy accepting that I have an autistic son.
Some say that after this diagnosis you have to grieve for your lost child. I don’t like jargon.
Yes, you regret the missed opportunities and the changes that it will mean in family life. I remember one of my early reactions was sadness because I wouldn’t be able to tell him bad jokes and hear him laugh. But my child was not lost. It is simply different.
He continued, “At home, he could be a handful.” He has hyperactive tendencies. He seems to be constantly moving and is a born climber.
Ken Bruce with his ex-wife Anne and daughter Kate in 1993. Ken has six children – Verity, Murray, Campbell, Douglas, Charlie and Kate, ages 42 to 15
‘…the doors of the house must be kept closed because he escaped in the past. Some interior doors are closed because it has a strong affinity for water and will flood the bathroom and kitchen if it gets the chance.
To combat this, we give him controlled water play in the kitchen sink. The rest of the time, the taps are connected.
We need eyes in the back of our heads, but anticipating what he’s going to do and where he’ll be can make life simpler. And checking in quickly when things get suspiciously quiet is always wise.
But with all the fears, constant vigilantism, de-cluttering and moments of utter exasperation, we wouldn’t change much. Children with autism are capable of great affection and our little one is a wonderful hug and smiler.
Do they all live together?
Ken, his wife Kerith (pictured) and their three children live together in an Oxfordshire village where they have had to put locks on all the bathrooms because Murray likes to turn all the taps on and leave them on
Living together in an Oxfordshire village, Ken, his wife Kerith and their three children have had to put locks on all the bathrooms because Murray likes to turn on all the taps and leave them on.
“It’s not a hardship, it’s not a problem. He used to run away when he was young, but he’s home all the time now and he’s sane,” said Ken.
The home is a five-bedroom detached house on a quiet street, with Ken explaining: ‘I’ve been married three times and have six children. I’m lucky to have a roof over my head at all. It’s a nice house, but it’s not a palace.