Fergie Olver is a well-known name in Canada. As he was a Canadian television game show host who is best known for co-hosting the 1980s children’s game show Just Like Mom along with his wife Catherine Swing. Oliver also worked as a broadcaster and reporter for a Canadian baseball team, named Toronto Blue Jays.
Fergie, age unknown, was criticized during the game show. Find out why and more about Fergie Oliver’s net worth, wife, and personal life.
Caption: host of the children game show Fergie Olver
Fergie Olver early life, career, and nationality
There is not much background information available about Fergie’s early life as he came into the limelight as the host. Olver was born in Canada which makes his nationality a Canadian. In addition, he is actually a native of Moose Jaw.
Fergie began his career as a sportsman and as an outfielder in baseball minor leagues. He continued playing baseball and became faces of Major League Baseball in Canada. After a sports career, Fergie shifted towards broadcasting and subsequently joined CFCF-TV in Montreal later shifting to CFTO-TV in Toronto. In the year 1980, Oliver joined the show named ‘Just Like Mom’ in its second season. The show was popular in Canada and was run for five long years. Fergie along with his wife Catherine hosted the show but he was eventually criticized for his stint in the show. The male host would persuade the young little girls who participated in the show into giving him kisses and if they would refuse, he kissed them anyway. The host got several tags of a pedophile and his behavior was criticized as seemingly inappropriate and even perverted by many.
Caption: Fergie while hosting the show
Later Olver continued his broadcasting career by becoming a sports reporter and commentator for Toronto Blue Jays’ baseball crew. He gained popularity after joining Blue Jays as a reporter and a broadcaster covering some important events for several channels in Canada.
Fergie Olver wife and personal life
Fergie was first married to his wife and co-host for Just Like Mom named Catherine Swing during early 1980s. Together the couple hosted the popular show in Canada. They had two children together named Emily and Allison who also participated in the show. However, the couple split after few years of marriage.
Later he married his second wife, Susan Wheeler in the year 1986. The couple had a daughter named Carrie Olver who is also a famous Canadian TV personality. Carrie works for shopping channels and also for The Weather Network.
Caption: Fergie and his daughter Carrie
Fergie Olver net worth
Fergie Olver made a good money working as a journalist and a media person during his tenure in the 1980s and 90s. Though the controversies hampered his career a little bit, his overall net worth did not decline. Oliver has a net worth estimation of $1.4 million from his TV career in the past.
Caption: Fergie, a broadcaster and reporter of Canadian baseball team
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Fergie is not active on any social media websites at present. Neither is the TV personality seen anywhere near to the media at present. As his career declined, he took a retirement from the public life and went back to living a private and personal life.