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Who is Nicholas Owen?

Nicholas Owen was born on 10 February 1947.

Nicholas Owen started his journalism career at the Surrey Mirror in 1964, before stints on the Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph and seven years with the Financial Times. He was then Business editor on a previous incarnation of Now magazine.

In 1981, Nicholas Owen joined the BBC as an industrial reporter in 1981, but moved to ITN in 1984, becoming Channel 4 News's Business and Economics Correspondent.

From 1994 to 2000 Nicholas Owen was Royal Correspondent for ITV News. He also wrote a book about Princess Diana entitled Diana: The People's Princess.

More recently Nicholas Owen has co-presented the ITV Lunchtime News with Katie Derham.

However, in November 2006, the BBC reported that Nicholas Owen would be joining BBC News 24.

Nicholas Owen lives in Surrey and is a great supporter of Royal Marsden's Cancer Campaign's appeal.

Nicholas Owen had one his kidneys removed after he had a cancerous tumour in 2002.

In this BBC report of his thwarting a robbery, he revealed how he felt more confident because he had been to the gym recently.

However, in spite of his boxing training, in Strictly Come Dancing, Nicholas Owen dancing with Nicole Cutler was the first celebrity to be voted off.

Bruno Tonioli compared their performance to the Circle Line: "lots of stopping and starting, but not quite getting there."

He has been a presenter on Classic FM.

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