In 1988, Bill got married to love of his life Sarah McCombie. Their wedding ceremony was held in 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 University of Edinburgh. While he was in University of Edinburgh, he served as the edited 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 United States for several years. A decade later he joined, BBC News. He began reporting the show, Today programme. He finally became the reporter of Breakfast Time in 1988. He also appeared in the television shows as one of the contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary since a long time and his net worth is expected to be in Millions.