Michael Aspel is an English TV presenter known for his work on programs such as ‘Crackerjack’, ‘Strange but True?’, and ‘Antiques Roadshow’. Aspel was born in Battersea, London. He had served in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, before he began his television career. He did various odd jobs as well, before he began working as a newsreader for the BBC in 1957. He soon became one of four regular newsreaders on BBC National television. His popularity grew further when he started hosting the children’s TV series ‘Crackerjack!’. He next became host of the chat show ‘Aspel & Company’ which gained a lot of popularity, and also attracted high profile guests including Margaret Thatcher, the then-Prime Minister of the UK. He has received multiple honors as well. He was inducted into the Royal Television Society Hall of Fame, and has also been awarded with the Order of the British Empire. Other than his work on television, he is also a supporter of the charity Cancer Research UK. He is also Vice-President of ‘The Children’s Trust’, a charity for children who have suffered brain injuries. He is also one of the nine presidents of ‘The Young People’s Trust for the Environment’.