How tall is Peter Purves

Peter Purves Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

English television presenter best known as a presenter on the BBC children's show Blue Peter. He also worked as an actor, most notably during the William Hartnell era of Dr Who, in which he played companion Steven Taylor. In an interview on RetroSellers.com he said of his stature, "I'm six feet." I met him at a Collectormania in 2012.


5ft 8 Rob with Peter

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Average Guess (15 Votes)
6ft 0.03in (183cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Dec/19
Ha ha! I wrote about discovering that Pete's an actor just over 2 and a half years ago, but I'd forgotten!

😂😭🤔
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Dec/19
I had no idea Peter was an actor - until just now, when I found him on the 'Doctor Who' page!

He was always the tallest and burliest out of his co-presenters on 'Blue Peter', but then, one of them, Valerie Singleton, was a woman. John Noakes was the other male presenter and notably shorter than Pete.

Pete gets 5ft11.5. 😃👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Mar/19
⚓️ Good times, good pets, including the two Big Dogs, including Shep, and a Siamese Cat!

Peter hasn't aged much at all! 😄
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Mar/19
Peter is doing well for his age! He did Blue Peter when I was a kid....📺

He can have 5ft11.5 exactly.
MAD SAM said on 21/Sep/18
Might as well be a clean 6 foot guy back in the day at 183 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/17
I think 5ft10-11 zone today, maybe close to 5ft11 with a bust gut
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Oct/17
Rob, did he look this in person or is this a peak?



He's definitely losing a fair bit in the photo though so kinda hard to figure out...
Editor Rob: peak, I think he was near 6ft, though of course didn't look it at the age he was there.
World Citizen said on 19/May/17
His height today will be near 5 ft 11 I think.
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Apr/17
It's amazing what you can pick up on celebheights! I never knew Peter Purves acted! I just remembered him as a 'Blue Peter' presenter - when I was a kid! He was always the tallest of the 3 (Val, John and Pete), by quite some inches. 6ft or a bit more sounds fine for his prime but here he looks at the very most 5ft11, so that is what I'm going to give him.
jay said on 16/Aug/15
met him at comic con in sheffield was 1.5inches shorter than me and im 6ft.

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