Who are Maggie Philbin, Rose Chegwin, Janice Long and Maria Chegwin? A demeanour at Keith Chegwin’s family, two wives and children

Who are Maggie Philbin, Rose Chegwin and Maria Chegwin? A demeanour at Keith Chegwin's family
Keith Chegwin (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Keith Chegwin was married not once but twice, had two children and had a twin hermit and

The TV celebrity sadly died at the age of 60 on Dec 11 after a prolonged battle with a on-going lung condition.

Born on January 17 1957, Keith had a twin hermit called Jeffrey Chegwin.

The span actually attended theatre school together.

He also had an older sister called Janice Long, 62, who is best famous as a radio presenter on BBC Radio 2.

Who are Maggie Philbin, Rose Chegwin, Janice Long and Maria Chegwin? A demeanour at Keith Chegwin's family, two wives and children
Keith Chegwin and his sister Janice Long (Picture: Mark Richards/Daily Mail/REX/Shutterstock)

Despite being the bubbly TV celebrity he was, Keith managed to keep his private life comparatively private.

His first wife was presenter Maggie Philbin, who he was married to from 1982 to 1993.

Who are Maggie Philbin, Rose Chegwin and Maria Chegwin? A demeanour at Keith Chegwin's family
Broadcaster Margaret Philbin poses after receiving her OBE award from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Feb 17, 2017 (Picture: Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The span met in 1982 when they worked together on Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.

They had a daughter together, called Rose Chegwin, 29, who was named after Rosemary Gill, the Swap Shop editor who gave Maggie her pursuit on the show.

 

Who are Maggie Philbin, Rose Chegwin, Janice Long and Maria Chegwin? A demeanour at Keith Chegwin's family, two wives and children
Keith Chegwin and Maggie Philbin with their daughter, Rose Elizabeth, at the John Radcliffe Maternity Hospital in Oxford (Picture: PA)

Rose stayed with her mum, Maggie, after Maggie and Keith split. However, judging by her Twitter page, she is now operative and vital in San Francisco.

Seven years after divorcing Maggie, Keith married Maria Anne Chegwin in 2000.

Who are Maggie Philbin, Rose Chegwin, Janice Long and Maria Chegwin? A demeanour at Keith Chegwin's family, two wives and children
Keith Chegwin graphic with Maria in 1996 (Picture: RICHARD YOUNG/REX/Shutterstock)

They reportedly met when she was operative for Keith as his equine groomer and it’s accepted Maria connected with his daughter Rose over their shared adore of horses.

They stayed together until Keith’s death and have son Ted Chegwin, 19, together.

Keith was also uncle to Hugo Chegwin – who is Jeffrey’s son and is a music writer and helped create BBC Three sitcom People Just Do Nothing. He is now operative on Sounds Like Friday Night.

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