The launch of Garden Rescue 2019 came with widespread panic from fans of Charlie Dimmock.

Missing from a handful of initial episodes, fans were worried that Charlie had quit the show altogether.

So where is Charlie Dimmock? Why isn’t she in every BBC episode? Is she busy with a new partner?

Charlie Dimmock during Hampton Court Flower Show at Hampton Court in London, Great Britain. (Photo by J. Quinton/WireImage)

Has Charlie left Garden Rescue?


Charlie has not left the Garden Rescue team and will still be knocking about with the Rich brothers across the 2019 series.

However, a new member has been welcomed to the team to help fill the gaps when Charlie isn’t available.

Her name is Arit Anderson and she has worked on the BBC’s Gardeners’ World as a presenter. Basically, you’re in safe hands with Arit.

What else is Charlie on?

Charlie’s media work is a lot less weighty than it was 20 years ago.

She only presents for Garden Rescue, and not in every episode.

In fact, Charlie disappeared from TV for 10 years before returning with Garden Rescue in 2016.


How old is Charlie Dimmock?

For those who remember Charlie for her days digging dirt next to Alan Titsmarch and Tommy Walsh, you’ll know that that was quite some time ago.

Ground Force packed in 2005 having aired for eight years.

Charlie is now 52 years old having first appeared in Ground Force in her early 30’s.

LONDON – MAY 14: British television presenter Charlie Dimmock of the program “Ground Force” arrives at the BAFTA Television Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on May 14, 2000, in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Who is Charlie Dimmock’s partner?

It is not believed that Charlie is currently in a relationship.

She enjoyed a 13-year relationship with boyfriend John Mushet, although an affair with a sound technician at Ground Forced ended things in 2001.

Charlie then went on to date another BBC sound technician, Barry Smith, yet the relationship didn’t last, with Charlie even confessing that she was “too old for marriage” in an interview with the Daily Mail.

I’m too old now, certainly too old for marriage, there’s no point.

Charlie Dimmock during RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2004 at Royal Hospital, Chelsea in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)

How to watch Garden Rescue with Charlie Dimmock

To check in with Charlie and catch up with the BBC’s Garden Rescue show, simply tune in to BBC One every weekday at 15:45 pm.

The Rich brothers and Charlie will be around for 45 minutes of gardening fun.



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