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Robert Anthony Beckett (born 2 January 1986)[1] is an English stand-up comedian and presenter. He was a co-host on the ITV2 spin-off show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! from 2012 to 2014. Since 2016, Beckett has been a team captain on the E4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and the narrator of the reality series Celebs Go Dating. He presents BBC One entertainment series Wedding Day Winners and All Together Now

Rob Beckett
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Beckett at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
Born
Robert Anthony Beckett

(1986-01-02) 2 January 1986 (age 33)
Mottingham, London, England
OccupationComedian, presenter
TelevisionI'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!
8 Out of 10 Cats
Wedding Day Winners
All Together Now
Spouse(s)Louise Watts (m. 2014)
Children2
Websiterobbeckettcomedy.com

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Early lifeEdit

Beckett was born in Bexley, London.[2] He has four brothers. He went to Coopers School in Chislehurst.

CareerEdit

Beckett started performing stand-up in 2009 and quickly enjoyed success in all of the new comedian competitions winning four in his first year.[citation needed] His consistently impressive performances resulted in coming third in So You Think You're Funny,[3] and winning the Amused Moose Laugh-Off which earned him an invitation to perform at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia.[4] In Adelaide, Beckett was nominated for the best newcomer award.[citation needed] He made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 with his solo show "Rob Beckett's Summer Holiday".[5]

In 2011, Beckett made a guest appearance as Mike in the Channel 4 series Fresh Meat.[6]

From 2012 until 2014, Beckett co-hosted I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, the ITV2 spin-off from the main show. He presented the show with Laura Whitmore and Joe Swash.[7] He announced his departure from the show in October 2015, to concentrate on his tour. He was replaced by David Morgan.

Beckett also presented the Rock'N'Roll Football Sunday show on Absolute Radio from August 2014 until 2018.[8]

Alongside fellow comedian Ian Smith and former footballer Jimmy Bullard, Beckett hosts UK television channel Dave's comedy-football podcast The Magic Sponge; an irreverent look at the lives of professional footballers.[9]

Beckett narrated the 2016 E4 series Celebs Go Dating.[10] In February 2017, the second series of Celebs Go Dating began airing with him writing and narrating once again, this time with some overseas celebrities in tow. Since 2016, Beckett has been a team captain on the More4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Beckett was a regular contestant and eventual winner on the third series of Taskmaster, which aired in October 2016. In 2018, he presented Wedding Day Winners, with Lorraine Kelly,[11] and All Together Now, with Geri Halliwell, both Saturday-night entertainment series for BBC One.[12]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role
2011 Fresh Meat Mike
2012–2014 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! Co-presenter
2016–present Celebs Go Dating Narrator
8 Out of 10 Cats Team captain
2016 Taskmaster Contestant
2017 Comic Relief Co-presenter
The One Show Guest presenter
Comedy Playhouse: Static Rob
Anthony Joshua vs Rob & Romesh[13] Co-presenter with Romesh Ranganathan
2018 Wedding Day Winners Co-presenter with Lorraine Kelly
2018–2019 All Together Now Presenter
2018 Rob Beckett's Playing for Time Presenter
2019 Rob & Romesh vs...[14] Co-presenter with Romesh Ranganathan

Personal lifeEdit

Beckett announced on a November 2014 episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats that he had recently got married.[citation needed]

In September 2016, Beckett announced on his YouTube channel that he recently had had a child.[15]

In March 2019, Beckett told radio host Ken Bruce on Radio 2 that he has daughters.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Series 13, episode 8". Mock the Week. Series 13. Episode 8. 18 September 2014. Event occurs at 11:30. BBC Two. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ Palmer, Jim (5 September 2013). "Mottingham comedian Rob Beckett chats to Vibe ahead of UK tour". News Shopper. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Finalists & Runners up". So You Think You're Funny?. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010". AmusedMoose. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  5. ^ Cameron, Jamie (3 August 2012). "Rob Beckett's Summer Holiday". Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The List. Retrieved 8 July 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Who is Rob Beckett? Everything you need to know about the All Together Now presenter". Radio Times. Immediate Media Company. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Rob's job". The Sun. News UK. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Rob Beckett on Absolute Radio". Absolute Radio. Bauer Radio. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  9. ^ "The Magic Sponge with Jimmy Bullard, Rob Beckett and Ian Smith". iTunes. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  10. ^ Donaldson, Laura (24 February 2017). "Celebs Go Dating: Viewers go wild for 'hilarious' narrator Rob Beckett as they brand him 'funnier than the actual show'". OK!. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Lorraine Kelly and Rob Beckett say 'I do' to BBC One's Wedding Day Winners". BBC. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Rob Beckett joins in with All Together Now on BBC One". BBC. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  13. ^ Anthony Joshua vs Rob & Romesh, retrieved 4 March 2019
  14. ^ Rob & Romesh Vs, retrieved 4 March 2019
  15. ^ Beckett, Rob (9 September 2016). "I'm Older Than YouTube?! FIFA with Josh Widdicombe". YouTube. Retrieved 10 September 2016. I'll be honest, the reason I've got this is, I've had a kid […]
  16. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00036mr

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