James Whale ex-wife: Who is Melinda Maxted?

Written by: Amos Osrah

James Whale (born Michael James Whale on 13 May 1951) is an English radio personality, television presenter, podcast host and author.

He gained initial prominence in the 1980s as the host of The James Whale Radio Show on Radio Aire in Leeds, which was simulcast on national television.

From 1995 to 2008, Whale hosted a night time radio show on talkSPORT (Talk Radio 1995–2000), followed by stints on LBC 97.3 and various BBC radio stations.

Whale is the current host of his podcast The James Whale Show and a night time radio show on talkRADIO and TalkTV. He has also appeared on television shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and The Weakest Link.

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James Whale ex-wife: Who is Melinda Maxted?

James Whale’s ex-wife is Melinda Maxted. They were married from 1970 until her death in 2018. They had two sons together, James and Peter.

Melinda Maxted was a teacher who met James Whale while they were both students at the University of Kent.

They married in 1970 and had two sons together. Melinda was a strong and supportive wife who stood by James’ side throughout his career in radio. She was also a talented artist and writer.

Melinda Maxted died in 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Her death was a great loss to James Whale and their family. He has said that she was the love of his life and that he will never forget her.


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