Who is Suzanne Whiston?
Suzanne Whiston was born in 1968, in the United Kingdom – specific date and place unknown – and is a television producer, but probably better known for her long term-relationship with Karl Pilkington. Her boyfriend is a presenter, producer, actor, and comedian who gained fame through his work in programs such as “An Idiot Abroad” and “The Moaning of Life”.
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The Net Worth of Suzanne Whiston
How rich is Suzanne Whiston? As of early 2020, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million earned through success in her various endeavors.
She’s gained a lot of income from her behind the scenes work, while also presumably sharing in the success of her partner, who has a net worth estimated to be over $3.5 million.
Early Life and Career
There are very few details that have been shared about Suzanne’s life, with no information about her family, childhood, and education. Since a young age she’s been a private person, which she’s retained for most of her adult life. At school, she was described as an extremely shy person, though already with a passion for production at the time.
She helped create her high school year book, but did not want to attend any social activity the school had. After matriculating from high school, details about her college education are not known. She began her career with the local radio station in Manchester called Key 103, which led her to start working in the background of numerous programs. She produced a lot of football (soccer) coverage of the station, but rarely held any frontline positions.
Longtime Partner – Karl Pilkington
Karl also hails from Manchester, though after his education he moved to London to join XFM, working behind the scenes as a producer.
XFM, also known as Radio X, is a commercial radio station with a focus on alternative music. A lot of its DJs have gone on to greater fame, including Russell Brand and Simon Pegg. During his time there, he became a producer for the program of Ricky Gervais and Stephan Merchant, elevating the popularity of the three. This led him to later make appearances in “The Ricky Gervais Show”.
Afterwards, he began having a more on-camera role, becoming the presenter of the travel series “An Idiot Abroad”.
The show follows him alongside Gervais and Merchant as they are forced to travel around the world, despite having no interest in international travel. In the show, his friends stay in the UK to monitor his progress, while he has to keep traveling. He then tried his hand at acting, first appearing in the final episode of the show “Extras” as a cameo, a co-production of BBC and HBO, which ironically is a sitcom which follows the story of extras working in film, television, and theatre.
Pilkington’s Recent Projects
In 2012, Karl worked on the comedy drama series entitled “Derek”, created by Gervais.
The show follows the story of a group of outsiders, and aired for two seasons consisting of 14 episodes, however, it attracted mixed reviews from critics, so the three friends then created their own production company called RISK Productions. The following year, he became the star of the documentary series entitled “The Moaning of Life”. The travel series follows him as he visits other cultures, and is different from “An Idiot Abroad” as he is shown to be more invested in seeing how other cultures face life’s issues.
Some of the locations he’s visited include Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, South Africa, the US and Ghana. The show aired for two seasons and 11 episodes. He then turned his attention towards more scripted work, being cast in “Sick of It”; he is the creator of the show as well as the writer. He plays two lead characters, Karl and the voice inside his head which appears as a doppelganger. In the show, he plays a bored taxi driver who moves with his elderly aunt trying to get his life back on track.
Congrats to Jen Guenther, Sammy Gittins and Craig Wootten who have all won personalised signed books from Karl…
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Whiston has been in a relationship with Pilkington since the early 1990s. The two met while working at a local radio station, and connected well as she liked his sense of humor. The two refer to each other as husband and wife even though they are not formally married. She wanted to marry and have children, but chose to give that up as he was not interested in starting a family. She is a big fan of sports, and isn’t very outspoken, preferring to let her work speak for her.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She has an account on Twitter, but hasn’t been active on the site since 2013. This was a year prior to her starting her own business called Alrite Productions, which has an online presence through their own channel on YouTube. She continues to prefer working in the background of her projects, staying a producer, as opposed to her partner who has become more of an actor and host, though still maintaining behind the scenes duties.