Des Coleman

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Des Coleman
Desune Franklin Coleman

(1975-03-14) 14 March 1975 (age 46)
Derbyshire, Derbyshire, England
Other namesDes, Desune
OccupationWeather presenter
Years active1992–present
EmployerNotts TV
ITV News Central Weather
Known forITV News Central
BBC Radio Derby
East Midlands Today (2007–11)
Notable work
Lenny Wallace in EastEnders
TelevisionEastEnders (1996–1999)
The Bill (2003)
ITV News Central Weather
ITV Weather
The One Show (current)

Desune Franklin "Des" Coleman (born 14 March 1975) is a British actor, singer and weather presenter. He is known for his role of Lenny Wallace in BBC's EastEnders. In 2007, he became the weatherman for BBC's East Midlands Today but was fired in 2011.[1] In 2016, he joined ITV Central's ITV News Central as the weather presenter.

Coleman spent time in prison in his twenties.[2] While at acting school, Coleman was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He is in remission.[3]

In November 2018, Coleman was rushed to hospital after a collapse due to hemorrhage in the bowels.[4] He underwent surgery to remove tumors in his bowel and spent two days on life-support.[5] He made a recovery three months later in February 2019.[5]

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  1. "Former EastEnders star loses job as BBC weatherman after on-air protest over gun court case". Daily Mail. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Biography | Des Coleman | Actor, Presenter, Motivational Speaker". Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Tim Wilson. "MY CANCER NIGHTMARE; The Des Coleman Story". The Mirror. Retrieved 10 March 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "ITV News Central weatherman Des Coleman returns to the hospital which saved his life". ITV News Central. Retrieved 2019-02-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "'Dancing' weatherman Des Coleman is back on TV after life-saving op shock". Birmingham Mail. 5 February 2019.

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