Tony Hadley's Height
6ft 2 (188 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 3 ½ (191.8 cm)
English Singer from Spandau Ballet. He said "I'm a big chap - 6ft 4in with long arms and legs"
, and in another interview gave his height as "6'3½"
and weight "Just under 13 stone"
. In 2020 he claimed "I’ve lost about an inch and a half. Why? I’ve done too much running in my life"
Photo by PR Photos
I got compressed and now I’ve lost about an inch-and-a-half off my height. I started at 6ft 4in – and I’m about 6ft 2in now
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Average Guess (10 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 3.8in (192.5cm)
Current: 6ft 3.18in (190.9cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/21
Just my opinion but I think 6ft2½ now is better than 6ft2 flat and peak 6ft3½....not uncommon for guys to lose an inch at 60 (still on the high end) but 1½-2in? Only if he had a serious injury would I believe that
said on 12/Jan/21
Rob, I would love to see how guys like Geldof, LeBon, John Taylor or Paul Young (y'know the other tall members of Band Aid crew) measure up to him now. The idea that Hadley would almost eye level with them is something I can't get my head around
I suppose you could say he might have got a measurement a bit over 6ft 2 and has said 'about' 6ft 2...1.5-2 inches does seem a lot for a guy age 60.
said on 11/Jan/21
Rob, does he really look this short now?
I find it hard to imagine him barely edging 6ft1 guys that he looked almost 3in taller than in the 80's
he's mentioned it on a couple of occasions that he's lost height, I would presume he got measured around 6ft 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jan/21
You've got to be kidding me!!!!!!
said on 6/Nov/20Click Here
In his own words he says he's now 6ft2.
6ft 3.5 to around 6ft 2 is a fairly big drop for him (based on age), but with lots of back issues, not unheard of.
Zeppo Marx said on 19/Aug/20
I saw him in Muswell Hill one night around 5 years ago. I had the impression he was over 6ft3in. Huge bloke. He was standing by an old style and silly long racing green Jag which disappeared next to him. I recall thinking if that was his car it would be a struggle for him to fit in.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jul/20
I’d be very surprised if he measured under 6ft3 now. Hard to picture him looking similar to 6ft2 range guys for some reason
said on 10/Jul/20
He says he's lost an inch and a half in this article
I'm not sure if that right or not. I think his posture isn't great now so maybe he's measured recently and hasn't stood tall. I think 6ft3.75 peak and 6ft3 today at 60.
I'll mention that at the top 👍 It sounds like he might have been measured 6ft 2.5 by that quote...if he's saying he lost 1.5 or thereabouts!
1.5 at 60 is a fair amount.
Chris Hinkler said on 24/Jun/20
Very big chap. Stood next to him in 1993. He seemed the full 6 feet 4 and very heavy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Mar/20
Just under 13 stone? Not a chance lol
Rory said on 4/Aug/19
I think 6ft3.75 is possible peak. He always claimed 6ft4 and then 6ft3.5 once which might have just been to say more a little under 6ft4 than anything else. Generally, I felt in his heyday he looked a 6ft4 guy so 6ft3.75 is arguable.
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Dec/18
I just watched Tony with a fellow member of Spandau Ballet, John somebody-or-other, on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' and they won a massive £64,000 for a charity for sick children. Wasn't that grand?
Tony, who I remember only too well as an entertaining jungle contestant a few years back, gets 6ft3.75 for his optimum height and 6ft3.25 for his today's height. He looks far too fit and healthy to have lost very much over the years in all seriousness.
said on 21/Oct/17
Yh I think you would round up at that height because if you are 6'3.5 many people will comment on your height and so not to disappoint them you'll go with 6ft4 to emphasise it.
Editor Rob: he did round up in the Spotlight casting directory too, I just checked and he put down 6ft 4 there.
said on 20/Oct/17Click Here
Claims 6ft3.5 there back in the day
Editor Rob: good to see him give precise height, naturally if you are 6ft 3.5 you might round up...or down, I think most might round up though. I also see Marc Almond gave his height there as 5ft 5, I never realised he was that height, thought he was just under average...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Sep/17
I think 192-193cm peak. Didn't really look a solid 6ft4 even in the 80's.
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Apr/17
I haven't seen 'Celebrity Juice' this week, which Tony was on, but I did see him on 'I'm a Celebrity...' and he still looked extremely tall! I thought his run-ins with the ladyman were hysterical!
Tone can have 6ft3.75 from me!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/17
Rob, who do you think was taller at peak Neeson or Hadley?
said on 25/Aug/16
Rob, is he worth an add?
Editor Rob: possibly
said on 23/Aug/16
Rob, how tall do would you say Peter Cox of Go West is?
Editor Rob: could look near 6ft 2 there
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Feb/16
said on 9/Feb/16
Yeah Rob, he's really not looking this today.
Maybe a peak height?
Editor Rob: yeah he can look nearer 6ft 3 than 4 a fair amount now.
James B said on 20/Jan/16
Looked under 6'4 tonight next to Martin kemp in national TV awards
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Aug/15
Looks 6ft3-4 today
said on 7/Nov/14
Any chance of adding him, Rob or is he maybe not quite up to the standards of being "well-known"?
[Editor Rob: not sure about adding him.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Nov/14
Yeah, he's listed 6ft3 and 6ft3½ but clearly nowhere near that...
said on 3/Nov/14Click Here
Rob, how tall would you say this guy is beside Hadley?
He's Martin Fry from ABC (they were also big around the same time as Spandau Ballet).
[Editor Rob: somewhere in 6ft 2 range]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/13
Rob, maybe he's dipping into 6ft3.5 territory now?
MickyN said on 28/Jul/12
Had a drink with him about 8 years ago and was shocked at how tall he is. I'm an utterly nailed on 6ft 1 and he was a solid 6ft 4. Maybe the timber has slumped him - fat fecker now.
stiggles said on 6/Jan/12
ive met the chap.. im 6ft 4 bang on.. & i had a good inch on him.. so tony
6ft 3 at best..... he must weigh in at a good 19 stone these days...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jul/11
I think 192cm is closer
James said on 9/Jun/11
6'4 is possible i mean he does not stand well so maybe that is why he does not always look it?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
6ft3.75(192cm) is his true height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/May/11
Maybe not 6"3 flat...but just below 6"4
James said on 2/May/11
Yeah probably 6'3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Apr/11
Dunno James, looking 6"3ish next to the Kemps...in the 80s he looked 6"4 because he was leaner.
James said on 1/Apr/11
Come to think of it i think this guy really is 6'4
Anonymous said on 24/Feb/11
He's around 6"3.5(192cm)
DrJJ, a typical second row is 6"6 at least
DrJJ said on 24/Feb/11
Saw him near his mum's in Islington. Definite second row size bloke.
James said on 14/Feb/11
Yeah Tony Hadly is more like 6'3 today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/10
Okay, the Kemp Brothers are both 183-184cm.
But either way, Tony Hadley is for sure a bit under 6"4.
James said on 9/Nov/10
Martin Kemp I think is 183cm and his brother could be 6'0.25 (184cm) just a fraction taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Nov/10
I think Tony Hadley is 192-193cm or a weak 6"4.
Shane Richie is 5"11.5(182cm) and no taller. The Kemps are both 6"0.5(184cm)
James said on 30/Oct/10
Nah I doubt the Kemps are taller than 6'0. And I think Tony is looking closer to 6'3 next to them nowadays.
I think its fair to say that Shane Richie is 182cm and Tony Hadley 192cm. Tony could have been around 193cm in his 20's.
Rampage(\-_-_-/)Clover said on 27/Oct/10
Well he could be 6"4 and perhaps the Kemps are taller than 6"0?
Hugh said on 3/Jan/09
He's maybe 192cm.
sandra said on 11/Dec/08
i have met Tony at the Auckland zoo. i also have a photo, that i have sent to Rob. im 5'7" and Tony is really tall. Only in the picture Tony is Leaning more so against the rail, so he isnt his full height.
Hugh said on 19/Mar/08
Was exactly 1.5 inches taller than me. 6ft4 for definate.
tubbs said on 21/Aug/07
Had a friend who met him whilst working at a theatre Hadley performed at. My friend is 6'1, and he commented that Hadley was a big guy, atleast 6'4", and also big built with it.
Sam said on 13/Jun/07
i was wrong, he's not 6'4 he's shorter. My met him the other day and was expected to be dwarfed by him. my dad's 5'11 and well, Hadley only had about 3 or 4 inches on him. so 6'2-6'3. But is still tall.
Sam said on 20/Apr/07
Hey, Glenn after what I've said here about Hadley do you agree with my suggestion of making an article on PM Dawn. Really that guy stands 6'5. Watch the music video.
Sam said on 27/Mar/07
He's 6'4". He appeared in that PM Dawn video "Set adrift on Memory Bliss". He was infact shorter than PM Dawn and the other guy. You should make an article on PM Dawn. He looks massive. 6'5" for him I'd say.
said on 16/Nov/06
I've met Tony Hadley loads of times and he is definitely 6 ft 4 in (I'm 5ft 9 in). Unusually for someone so tall he only takes uk size 9 shoes. I run a fan website about him Click Here
Anonymous said on 9/Nov/06
Hadley once said that when he was in Spandau he used to get a lot of stick from blokes because they were a bit of a girls band. However when these same guys ran into him in person they never said anything which he reckoned was down to the fact he was 6'4''.
Glenn said on 8/Nov/06
Had no clue.dont even remember what they look like.even though I have their music at home.
Mikex said on 2/Nov/06
Well, I think he is about 6'4''. I've seen him looking that big on TV. On the Darius Danesh page there is a quote from Hadley about Darius being taller tha he is. That guy must be a giant.