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Selina Scott age, career and partner as she appears on The Real Marigold Hotel

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Selina Scott is among those experiencing India in The Real Marigold Hotel (Picture: BBC)

Having already charmed us with its genteel celeb reality dramas in previous series, The Real Marigold Hotel is back on BBC One for a third series.

All of which means nine new famous faces have headed off to India to see whether they could have a more fulfilling retirement in Udaipur than they could back in the UK.

Among their number is presenter Selina Scott.

Heres what you need to know about her…

How old is Selina Scott and how did her career start?

Selina has joined fellow female celebs Stephanie Beacham, Jeanette Tough and Susan George on the show (Picture: BBC)

Selina is 67 years old and was born on May 13 1951 in Scarborough.

She originally worked as a journalist in Dundee before making her TV debut on the nightly news programme Grampian Today and later, regional show North Tonight.

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From there she went national as a newsreader for ITN in 1982 at the height of the Falklands War – with viewing figures soaring as a result of her fronting bulletins.

Selinas star rose further as one of the launch team for BBC Breakfast, which began in January 1983.

Shes went on to make a name for herself across the pond, scoring her own chat show on US TV in the 90s before heading back here to front Skys breakfast show.

What has she done recently?

More recently you might have seen Selina presenting shows on Sky Arts as well as fronting the likes of Animal Rescue Live for the BBC.

In 2008 she sued Five for age discrimination, claiming they backtracked on an agreement to have her sitting in for Natasha Kaplinsky while she was on maternity leave.

Although Five denied the claims Selina took them to court and won, with the channel later issuing an apology and making an out-of-court financial settlement.

Is Selina Scott married?

Its not known if the presenter – who lives on a farm in Yorkshire – is married or has a partner as she keeps that part of her personal life private.

When is The Real Marigold Hotel on?

The Real Marigold Hotel continues on BBC One on Wednesday night at 9pm.

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