Lance Tankard, Sue Barker’s Husband

(Last Updated On: May 23, 2017)

Sue Barker is an English television presenter and former professional tennis player. Sue was born in April 1956 in Paignton, and now resides near the Surrey-Sussex border with her husband Lance Tankard and their dogs.

Sue Barker and Lance Tankard got married in 1988. They have been married for 29 years to date. Prior to tying the knot with Lance, Sue was associated with Syd Ball, Cliff Richard and Stephen Shaw.

She started dating an Australian tennis player Syd Ball in 1977, and even got engaged with him. In 1978, Barker broke off her engagement with Ball. In 1982, Barker met singer Cliff Richard; the two started dating. In 1986, her romance with Richard had ended. Same year, she began a brief relationship with tennis player Stephen Shaw.

In 1988, Barker married a former policeman Lance Tankard. Lance Tankard is now a designer (according to some sources). The couple lives in a mansion on a 26-acre estate near a village on the Surrey-Sussex border, together with their several Rottweilers.

Lance Tankard and Sue Barker celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in the summer of 2013. She should be celebrating her 30th pearl wedding anniversary in 2018.

How old is Lance Tankard? We don’t know exactly. However, Sue is 61 years old and judging by the pictures of Lance and Sue, he is roughly in the same 60+ age group. Unfortunately, Sue Barker wedding photos are not present on the Internet. However, you will find photos from Sue and Lance’s youth, such as taking a stroll in the nature together. Sue Barker does not have children.

Sue Barker made successful careers in both, tennis and TV. She did not win Wimbledon, but at the age of 21 she became world’s #3 ranked tennis player, which is extremely impressive. She is also well known for A Question of Sport and other TV shows. Sue Barker net worth is estimated at $2 million.


  1. I was trying to get hold of lance and his brother as our old school was being knocked down and the old pupils were saying goodbye

  2. I have to say Sue Baker is so professional I look forward to seeing her every year she is brilliant Mary Mc Evoy

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