Russell Grant is Britain’s most sophisticated gay astrologer, media personality, author, and favorite psychologist. His fame as a professional star actor only began when he read for the Queen in public. He was born on February 4, 1951, as Russell John Dammeral Grant in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England. As a child, he grew up in a town hall with his grandparents in the 1950s when his parents’ marriage broke up.
His father was first a salesman before becoming a stage designer in Pinewood. His mother also dealt with contracts. Russell fell into depression at a young age when he lost both his grandmothers to Alzheimer’s disease. It took him a long time to get over the loss, especially because they were the constant people in his life at that time. During this time he also gained over 172 kg.
The impact of losing his grandmothers was so profound for him that when he finally became a star, he competed as a celebrity contestant on Paddy’s Show and Telly in December 2011 and All-Star Family Fortunes in February 2012, winning money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
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5 Interesting Facts About Russell Grant and His Horoscopes
Russell may be best known at the moment as an astrologer, but he did not start his career as such, but as a young actor in the theater. He performed in Tom Brown’s school days, and as a soccer fan, he designed the badge of the club Brentford F.C. He was also a redback in Butlin’s Holiday camps. There is no record of Grant’s educational achievements to indicate whether he studied astrology or not, but his first recorded appearance as an astrologer on television was on Yorkshire TV and the show Extraordinary in 1979. From there he moved to Granada TV and hosted the show Live from Two, which ran for two years from 1980-1981. During his career as an astrologer, he graced many shows on many channels and became more and more sought after with each appearance.
In 1983 Russell Grant took the bold step of discovering his musical talent. He teamed up with the Starlettes to cover covers of two popular songs like Where is Love and No Matter What Sign You Are at the time. As his fame grew, he began hosting shows, including shows that had nothing to do with astrology, so in 1994 he put on his own all-star show of The Russell Grant. It was a series that ran for six episodes and was the beginning of many more.
On the long list of shows and series he has presented and hosted are fan favorites Wide world, Russell Grant’s Postcards, Russell Grant’s Sporting Scandals, and among the reality TV shows he has participated in are Celebrity Fit Club, Kitchen Burnout, Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Masterchef.
Russell’s great fame as an astrologer received a major boost when he attended the Ideal Home Exhibition, where the Queen Mother chose his stand from the many others and he gave her advice that earned him the title of royal astrologer. By boldly displaying the title on his Twitter page, he describes himself as the first astrologer to have created and presented maps for the British royal family both publicly and personally since Elizabeth I.
He took advantage of the royal limelight and began writing astrological horoscopes for newspapers and books on astrology such as The Real Counties of Britain, all of which sold very well as people were apparently eager to know what the future would bring. This led Russell Grant to start a new horoscope company.
Russell Grant Horoscope Hotline
At some point over the years, Russell Grant was called in for horoscope readings and interpretations because of his experience in astrological consulting. He began with operations on astrological telephone lines where premium rates applied. He also launched a website where fans and interested people can find all kinds of information about horoscopes and the psychological aspects of the zodiac signs related to dating, love and romance, body and mind, destiny and spirit, and other different aspects of humanity. The website also offers daily, monthly, and annual zodiac sign readings, and proof of its success are the more than 2.1 million visits it receives each month.
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Pet Psychic Services
The astrologer started working on his pet psychiatry in 2010 after having worked with animals at a young age and being a big animal fan. According to the many people who made him listen to their pets, they got exactly what they wanted because his skills in dealing with animals were described as extraordinary. Moreso, you only have to go to his website to see the many testimonials from very satisfied customers who paid the usual high amounts of money but are happy that they did.
It was never a hidden fact that Russell Grant is gay. His partner is Douglas Beaumont, who is also his manager. The relationship between the two has been going very well for almost four decades. Grant once said in an interview that he has learned to do what Doug says often. The couple has bought and sold several houses together, but they certainly do not talk about divorce.