Jack Charlton’s wife, Pat Kemp, is appearing on the BBC Two documentary Finding Jack Charlton. The programme also features their son John and looks at Charlton’s relationship with his brother Bobby.
BBC Two is airing a documentary about the life, career and legacy of World Cup-winning footballer Jack Charlton.
Charlton died on July 10th, 2020, at the age of 85 after suffering from lymphoma and dementia.
The footballer’s family, including his wife Pat and son John, are making an appearance on the BBC Two documentary.
Who is Jack Charlton’s wife?
Jack Charlton’s wife is called Pat. Charlton and his wife are parents to three children, called John, Deborah and Peter.
They met when they were young and were married for 62 years before Charlton’s death last year at his home in Northumberland.
Charlton met Pat as a teenager at the Majestic Ballroom in Leeds in the mid-1950s after serving in the British army.
A family statement about the footballer said at the time of his death:
“As well as a friend to many, he was a much-adored husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We cannot express how proud we are of the extraordinary life he led and the pleasure he brought to so many people in different countries and from all walks of life.
“He was a thoroughly honest, kind, funny and genuine man who always had time for people. His loss will leave a huge hole in all our lives but we are thankful for a lifetime of happy memories.”
Documentary features Bobby Charlton and John Charlton
The BBC documentary looks at Charlton’s complicated relationship with brother and fellow football star Bobby Charlton.
Bobby Charlton, 83, was part of the England team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup. He mostly played for Manchester United after making his debut at the team in 1956.
Charlton’s eldest son John, who was born in January 1959, owns Charlton’s Bar in Northumberland and is a father of three children.
One of his earliest memories was when reporters were waiting outside of their family home after England won against West Germany in the 1966 World Cup.
“He was straight-talking in football and was the same at home, to the point where if I was at school and my teacher said, ‘I’m going to speak to your dad’, I’d be s***ing myself. But as well as being strict to a point, he was kind and generous, ” John said of his father.
“For years he worked with people with a disability and children with disabilities who lived in care would come to spend weekends at our home. He didn’t tell anyone and it wasn’t for the limelight. He did it because he cared.”
Finding Jack Charlton on BBC Two
Finding Jack Charlton airs on Monday, March 29th, at 9 pm on BBC Two.
The documentary premiered in UK and Irish cinemas last year and was released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on November 23rd, 2020.