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Michael Buerk's Biography

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Michael Buerk was born on 18 February 1946.

He studied at Solihull School before embarking on a career in journalism. Michael Buerk started in newspapers, before enjoying a lengthy career at the BBC, after a short stint at HTV West.

He joined the BBC in the early 1970s, and would establish himself as a leading correspondent before becoming a newscaster.

It was Michael Buerk and cameraman Mohammed Amin's reports on the starving Ethiopians in 1984 that led ultimately to Band Aid and Live Aid.

Buerk's significant presenting credits include The Ten O'clock News for BBC One, and The Moral Maze for BBC Radio 4.

His autobiography, The Road Taken, was published in 2004.

In 2014, Michael Buerk became one of the celebrities on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. He was the third celebrity to be voted off.

A one-off documentary, Pompeii with Michael Buerk was scheduled for transmission on ITV for 27 December 2016.

In December 2016 the BBC One announced that they had commissioned a fifteen-part series, Royal Recipes, which would be hosted by Michael Buerk.

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