In 1988, Bill got married to the love of his life Sarah McCombie. Their wedding ceremony was held in the London Borough of Hackney. As a married couple, they have been parents thrice.
After completing his secondary education, he joined Eton College. He also attended the University of Edinburgh. While he was at the University of Edinburgh, he served as the editor of the student newspaper. He has been active as a journalist since 1978. During that year, he worked at the Scottish local station Radio Clyde. He also worked as a freelance journalist in the United States for several years. A decade later he joined BBC News. He began reporting the show, Today program. He finally became the reporter of Breakfast Time in 1988. He also appeared in the television shows as one of the contestants in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing. He has been earning a lucrative amount of salary for a long time and his net worth is expected to be in the Millions.