Kevin McCloud - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 31, 2022

Kevin McCloud
Profession: TV host, Designer, Journalist, Screenwriter
Best Known For: The Grand Designs (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2.85 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 8, 1959 (age 64)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Kevin McCloud
Birth Place: Bedfordshire, England
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Donald McCloud
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2

Terence McCloud (brother)
Graham McCloud (brother)

High School: Dunstable Grammar School
University: Corpus Christi College
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Suzanna McCloud (1996 - 2019)

Children: 4

Hugo McCloud (son)
Elsie McCloud (daughter)
Grace McCloud (daughter)
Milo McCloud (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.89 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Light Brown, Grey
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Kevin McCloud?

Kevin McCloud has been a presenter on TV since April 1999, presenting the show The Grand Designs. He is not only a presenter but also a designer and an author. Read more facts about the self-acclaimed ‘Workaholic’.

Kevin McCloud (Image: Instagram)

Kevin McCloud – Age, Parents, Siblings

Kevin McCloud was born on 8 May 1959 in Bedfordshire, England. His father is Donald McCloud who worked as a rocket scientist and his mother is deceased. He also has siblings, two brothers named Terence and Graham McCloud.

Talking about his father, he remembers, “He bought a three-bedroom semi that was incomplete, and added an extension. He was a builder, a designer, and an engineer, all his life. He always had a project.”  

Education, Ethnicity

McCloud attended Dunstable Grammar School for his education. He then went on to attend Corpus Christi College, Cambridge where he studied the history of art and architecture. There he was a member of Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club simply known as Footlights comedy alongside Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Kevin McCloud – Marriage, Wife, Children, Divorce

Kevin McCloud has four children. a son and a daughter from multiple relationships. The details of the mother of his first two children (a son and a daughter) are not known. 

He married Suzanna McCloud, nicknamed Zani in 1996. With his wife, he has two children - a son and a daughter. His four children are - daughters Elsie McCloud, Grace McCloud, and sons Milo McCloud, Hugo McCloud, who graduated from the School of Architecture with a Masters of Architecture in 2013.

In December 2019 DailyMail reported that he walked out on his wife of 23 years and is now separated. They had split four years before the news was announced.

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Kevin McCloud, Zani with their children (Image: DailyMail )

Kevin McCloud – Career

After graduation from the University, Kevin McCloud trained as a theatre designer, working with different productions. Gradually, he set up his own lighting design practice and his own business McCloud Lighting.

In early 2007, he opened HAB (Happiness, Architecture, Beauty) Housing Limited in Swindon, Wiltshire. 2 years later in October 2009, HAB and housing group GreenSquare, collectively called HAB Oakus granted planning permission for its first housing scheme in Swindon. The construction of the 42- home scheme, called The Triangle, was completed in late 2011.

The construction process was filmed and broadcast as part of The Grand Designs' episode called Kevin's Grand Design. He also is an editor of The Grand Designs Magazine

Related: Andrew Marr -  TV host of The Andrew Marr Show 

Kevin McCloud (Image: DailyMail)

Books, TV Shows

Kevin McCloud published his first book titled Kevin McCloud's Decorating Book in 1990. His other books include The Techniques of Decorating (1995), Kevin McCloud's Lighting Book (1995), and The Complete Decorator (1996).

His first TV appearance was in Homefront on BBC Two as a guest presenter. He also wrote and presented the shows Grand Designs Indoors and Grand Designs Abroad and has been presenting The Grand Designs since April 1999.

McCloud also took part in programs such as Grand Designs Live (May 2008), Don't Look Down (2000), Demolition ( 2005), The Stirling Prize: Building of the Year (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), Kevin McCloud and the Big Town Plan (August 2008),

Since 2009, McCloud has also worked with programs Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour (2009), Kevin McCloud: Slumming It (January 2010), Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home (September 2012), Escape to the Wild (June 2015).

Kevin McCloud – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at $2.85 million while the estimates on his annual salary is under review.

Kevin McCloud – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Kevin McCloud is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with thousands of followers where he advertises her products.

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