Frank Gardner arrived on our screens to tell the story of a life-changing injury. Viewers now want to find out more about his love life – so who is his girlfriend Elizabeth Rizzini?
Frank explored the reality of what it is to suddenly become disabled by meeting others who have been faced with life-changing injuries.
It comes 16 years after Frank was shot by the Al Qaeda. Following the documentary, fans want to know more about his girlfriend. Meet Elizabeth!
Meet Frank Gardner
Frank is a 59-year-old journalist and author, currently working for the BBC as a security correspondent.
In 1984, Frank was commissioned into British Army Reserves as a second lieutenant, before going on to spend 9 years as an investment banker.
He then went on to work for BBC World as a producer and reporter, later becoming the BBC’s first full-time Gulf correspondent in 1997. Frank then became the BBC Middle East correspondent 2 years later.
On June 6 2004, while reporting from Al-Suwaidi in Saudi Arabia, Frank was shot six times and seriously injured in an attack by Al Qaeda gunmen.
One of Gardner’s spinal nerves was hit in the attack and he was left partially paralysed in the legs.
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Who is Frank Gardner’s girlfriend?
- Elizabeth Rizzini
Frank’s girlfriend is a weather reporter and anchor for BBC London. She previously worked for the Met Office.
Elizabeth and Frank met in a life at work. During her appearance on the documentary, the 44-year-old described her boyfriend as “devastatingly handsome”. However she reportedly regretted her declaration of love after.
Frank was previously married to Amanda Pearson for 21 years, who he was in a relationship with when his injury happened.
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Does Elizabeth have Instagram?
Yes, Elizabeth has Instagram – she currently has over 700 followers.
She regularly shares pictures with boyfriend Frank, and doesn’t hold back from supporting him in his work.
However Elizabeth seems more active on Twitter, where she has 10.7k followers. You can follow her at @lizzieweather for weather updates!
WATCH BEING FRANK: THE FRANK GARDNER STORY ON BBC IPLAYER