Richard married marketing manager Rebecca McFarlane in 2008, they moved to Los Angeles and have two children together – the eight-year-old son Arthur and the six-year-old daughter Ivy.
The children were curious to know their father and decided to ask the Alexa family – an electronic virtual assistant programmed to answer questions – from their father.
When the machine started to bring up Richard’s past with illegal substances, he was forced to take action to shut down the machine.
Richard told The Sun about the moment, explaining, “I’m sitting in a room in my house in Los Angeles and there is one of those Amazon Alexas next to me and my kids said,” Oh Alexa, who is Richard Bacon? ”
“And it comes back right away,” Richard Bacon is an English television presenter. He was fired from Blue Peter in 1998 for taking … ”
“I jumped up and said,” Alexa stop. Stop it. ” They said, “Why do you say you stop? Why were you fired? ” And then they asked again. ”
Richard then commented on his disbelief that his past drug scandal was still high on the agenda, 21 years after the event.
The presenter was 22 years old when he was dismissed formally from Blue Peter after admitting to having taken cocaine at a London nightclub.
He returned to the show in 2018 for Blue Peter’s 60th birthday.
Speaking to social media at the time, Richard said, “I have put on many shows in many places.
“And yet the one I have the most affection for is the one I was fired from. Happy birthday Blue Peter. I love you. “