Mastermind host Clive Myrie’s quiet life in North London

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Clive, 58, travelled to Ukraine in February 2022 and was the anchor for BBC coverage of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. He also also presented BBC News at Six, BBC Weekend News, BBC Breakfast and has occasionally presented BBC World News.

The newsreader and journalist was born in Bolton, Lancashire and attended the University of Sussex.

Clive now lives in North London with his wife Catherine who is an upholsterer and furniture restorer.

North London has many affluent areas including Finchley, Highgate and Hampstead Heath.

The northern part of the city also has a lot of green spaces, charming tea rooms, boutique shops and fine restaurants.

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So it’s unsurprising that homes in North London don’t come cheap with properties in North London having an overall average price of £811,871 over the last year, according to Rightmove.

The majority of sales in North London during the last year were flats, selling for an average price of £604,635.

Terraced properties sold for an average of £947,029, with semi-detached properties fetching £1,027,332.

Overall, sold prices in North London over the last year were eight percent higher compared to the previous year.

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House prices in North London were 13 percent higher compared to the 2017 peak of £720,967.

Clive met his wife, who then worked in publishing, at the 1992 London launch of a book about Swiss cheeses.

He said meeting his wife was “love at first sight for me”. The couple married six years later at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Covent Garden.

The newsreader’s home is filled with sentimental ornaments and photographs.

In his study, Clive has a black leather upholstered armchair with rattan arms.

The chair holds sentimental value for Clive because his wife bought it at auction, reupholstered and upcycled it.

Clive told MailOnline: “My wife Catherine is a furniture restorer and upholsterer.

“We love to browse in second-hand stores and antique shops, and she picked up this beautiful early-19th-century chair for next to nothing at an auction.

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“It was a complete wreck but it now looks incredible.

“It takes pride of place in the study, which is my refuge and contains my personal belongings going back to my uni days and beyond.”

In his free time, Clive enjoys cinema and jazz music. He learned to play the violin and trumpet when he was younger.

However, in 2021 Clive said his trumpet playing is “pretty rusty now”.

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