India Willoughby: Wiki, Bio, Age, Broadcaster, Surgery, Net Worth

India Willoughby: Wiki, Bio, Age, Broadcaster, Surgery, Net Worth, Family, BBC Wiman’s Hour, Celebrity Big Brother, ITV Border, Husband: India Willoughby is a well-known media personality from Carlisle, Cambria, England, United Kingdom. She is also Britain’s first transgender national television newsreader. Born on September 2, 1965, she is 57 years old at the moment.  After working with ITV Border and ITV for a long time, she s currently working as a freelance broadcaster and presenter. Besides this, she is known for her appearances in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ and  ‘Loose Women’. Lately, she was in the news for her appearance on BBC’s Question Time. Expressing herself on Twitter, she tweeted that the experience on the show felt as if she was ‘at a hanging’. 

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India Willoughby Birth and Family

Willoughby was born to her parents on September 2, 1965, in Carlisle, Cambria, England, United Kingdom. She was born as a boy and was named Jonathan Willoughby. Although, she realized at a very young age that she is not comfortable with being a boy and wanted to be a girl. As a result, she underwent Gender Reassignment Surgery in 2015. Following this, she renamed her as India Willoughby also known as India Scarlett Willoughby. Moreover, we were unable to fetch any details regarding her parents or siblings. However, it is evident from her social media handles that she loves her parents a lot and often posts pictures with them.

India Willoughby Education

In terms of educational qualifications, India is a graduate and has attended Trinity School in England. Besides this, no information regarding the university she received her degree is available at the moment.

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India Willoughby Career

As per her LinkedIn profile, India is a trained journalist who started with newspapers and later shifted to radio and then television. After working with ITV border as a TV Reporter from 1999 to 2010, she rejoined in 2016 as an on-screen reporter. In the same year, she moved to ITV Tyne Tees on a three-month contract.

Next year, she started working with Channel5’s 5News and became Britain’s first transgender national television newsreader. She also appeared on Loose Women in 2017 as a guest and later as a co-host with Priscilla Presley and Russel Watson. In 2018, she appeared in Celebrity Big Brother- Year of the Woman.

In 2021, she appeared as a commentator on GB News but later left the channel accusing them of “demonizing trans people at every opportunity’. Besides this, she has worked as a freelancer on shows like ‘Good Morning Britain’, ‘This Morning and Lorraine’, ‘Celebrity Pointless’, and ‘Come done With Me’.

Britain's first transgender national television newsreader

India Willoughby Awards and Achievements

  • The 57 years old, India Scarlett Willoughby is the first transgender national television newsreader from Britain.
  • She was also nominated for LGBT Award in 2017.
  • In 2017, she won the Diversity in Media Award for Media Moment of the Year for her appearance on Loose Women.

India Willoughby at Question Time

In the recent past, India appeared as a guest along with others on BBC’s Question Time.  Hosted by Fiona Bruce,  a debate on Trans women being kept in women’s prisons was going on when someone from the audience questioned her presence on the show. While Willoughby handled the situation patiently, she later expressed through a tweet that going on BBC Question Time felt like she was mob lynched and at a hanging. The issue has now become a trending topic across the web and people are actively expressing their views on the same.

India Willoughby Relationships and Affairs

Although we do not know much about the past relationships of India. As per sources, before getting her surgery in 2015, Jonathan Willoughby was married and have a son named  Rhodes Willoughby. A few years after Rhodes’s birth, the couple got separated. Details about his ex-wife are not yet disclosed to the public.

Willoughby Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

India is 5 feet and 3 inches tall. She weighs about 61 kilograms. In terms of appearance, he has a fair complexion with light brown hair and gree-colored eyes.

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Willoughby Religion, Nationality, Ethnicity, and Net Worth

Being born and brought up in England, United Kingdom, India is a British national. Also, she follows Christianity as her religion has white ethnicity. Furthermore, she has an estimated net worth of about $1 million as per the information available.

Willoughby Social Media

As of February 2023, she has a total of 27.2 thousand followers with 1268 posts on her Instagram account. Additionally, she follows 938 people. On his Twitter account, she follows 6344 people and has 60.5 thousand followers with 10.3 thousand tweets. She also has a LinkedIn profile where she has 132 connections.

Here is the full bio/wiki of India Willoughby his family,  mother, father, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, family, address, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, achievements, school, net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Instagram, Twitter, Broadcaster, Surgery, Family, BBC Wiman’s Hour, Celebrity Big Brother, ITV Border, Husband and more.

Information Table

Name   Jonathan Willoughby
Known as   India Willoughby or India Scarlett Willoughby
Gender   Transgender
Profession   Journalist and Broadcaster
Height (approx.)   in centimeters – 173 cm

meters – 1.73 m

feet inches – 5 ft 8 in

Weight (approx.)   in kilograms – 57 kg

in pounds – 125 lbs

Figure Measurements   Not Known
Eye Colour   Hazel
Hair Colour   Blonde
Date of Birth   September 2, 1965
Age (as of 2022)   57 years
Birth Place   Carlisle, Cambria, England, United Kingdom
Zodiac sign/Sun sign   Virgo
Nationality   British 
Hometown   Carlisle, Cambria, England, United Kingdom
School   Trinity School
College/University   Not Known
Educational Qualification   Graduate
Religion   Christianity
Ethnicity   White 
Caste   Not Applicable
Current Address   England, United Kingdom
Hobbies/Interests   Not Known
Marital Status   Divorced
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends   Not Known
Sexuality   Transgender
Parents   Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Siblings   Not Known
Husband/Spouse   Not Known
Children   Rhodes Willoughby
Net Worth   $5 Million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Willoughby

  • India’s parents are very supportive of her.
  • She underwent Gender Reassignment Surgery in 2015.
  • After her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, she became the ‘Most Hated Transgender Person in Britain’.
  • In 2018, she underwent Facial Feminization Surgery. Besides, she has also undergone hair transplant surgery. in the same year.
  • India has a son named Rhodes Willoughby.
  • In 2017, Willoughby was called on BBC Woman’s Hour for an interview with Jenni Muray following which he published an article in The Times stating that Transgender Women are not real women.


1. Who is India Willoughby?

She is a known Broadcaster and Journalist from the United Kingdom.

2. Who does Willoughby work for?

India works for ITV in the United Kingdom

3. How old is Willoughby?

As of February 2023, India is 57 years old.

4. How tall is Willoughby?

India is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

5. What was India Willoughby’s name before?

Willoughby was named Jonathan Willoughby by her parents at the time of her birth.

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