Robert is perhaps best known as ‘Judge Rinder,’ who has presided over courtroom civil cases on ITV’s much-loved reality show since 2014.

In 2018, he traced his Jewish family’s tragic history in a must-see episode of the BBC’s genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? which made new discoveries about his grandfather Morris Malenicky, a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps.

He followed this two years later with a BBC documentary My Family, the Holocaust and Me in which he and his mother helped Jewish families to discover the full truth about what happened to their relatives during the Holocaust.

The mini-series was highly acclaimed and was nominated for a Broadcasting Press Guild Award.

Alongside Judge Rinder, Rob has presented shows including Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories, and a revamped version of Crown Court.

He has competed in Strictly Come Dancing, and appeared on Have I Got News for You among other shows.

Away from the screen, Rob has published Rinder Rules, a jargon-free, practical guide to the law, from divorce to consumer rights. He is also a newspaper columnist and remains a practising criminal law barrister.

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