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Judge Rinder's Biography

 
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Robert Rinder (pronounced like tinder with an R) was born on 31 May 1978.

His father is a black cab driver. His mother runs a publishing company.

Rinder's parents divorced when he was young.

At 14, he went to the National Youth Theatre.

An influential teacher in his sixth form college was Jackie Grice and he followed in her footsteps by going to Manchester University where he got a double first in history and politics.

After university, Robert Rinder got a pupillage at a barristers' chambers.

He ended up working at 2 Hare Court for 12 years.

However, he became famous, when he was asked by ITV to front a daytime TV programme similar to Judge Judy in the USA.

The UK series Judge Rinder began in August 2014.

It proved a success and was regularly recommissioned.

In 2016, he hosted a new series Judge Rinder's Crime Stories, which was reversioned in 2017, to focus on one case per episode across its eight episode run.

On 22 August 2016, the BBC announced that Judge Rinder was joining the celebrity line-up for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

He was paired with Oksana Platero.

Judge Rinder and Oksana came fifth, just missing out on the semi-finals.

Trivia
He is close friends with Benedict Cumberbatch. Robert Rinder was one of Cumberbatch's three best men. Cumberbatch officiated at Rinder's wedding to Seth Cummings in Ibiza.

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