Brendan Sheerin

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Brendan Sheerin
Born Brendan J Sheerin [1]
(1959-02-23) 23 February 1959 (age 59)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England[2]
Residence Málaga, Spain
Occupation Travel guide, television presenter
Years active International Tour Guide
TV personality
Employer Channel 4
Television Coach Trip (since 2005)
Partner(s) Leslie (1976-2001) (his death)
Website Official website

Brendan Sheerin (born 23 February 1959)[citation needed] is a British International Tour Guide, television personality, pantomime actor and author with 34 years of experience in the travel business, made famous by the reality TV show Coach Trip on Channel 4.[3]



Since 2005, Sheerin has appeared in the Channel 4 television series Coach Trip. He acts as a travel guide for the contestants, commentator on their conduct and coordinator of the vote off.[4]

In 2012, Sheerin signed a deal to host a new dating show for Channel 4, titled Brendan's Love Boat.[5][6] Brendan's Love Cruise began on More4 on 2 December 2013. A temporary replacement show for Coach Trip, Brendan's Magical Mystery Tour, aired on Channel 4 in June and July 2013. After a one-year break, Coach Trip returned in 2014 for a ninth series.

Other projects[edit]

Sheerin appeared in pantomime for the first time in December 2010,[7] and in 2012 played the part of the baron at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford opposite Lynda Bellingham. Sheerin is the former entertainments manager of The Spa, Scarborough.

In 2011, Sheerin released his autobiography "My Life: A Coach Trip Adventure".

In his spare time Brendan likes to work as a Business Analyst.

Personal life[edit]

Sheerin was born into a Roman Catholic family of Irish extraction, in Leeds in the North of England. His home is in Málaga, Spain. Sheerin is a fluent Spanish speaker and also speaks a good level of French.

Sheerin is openly gay and was in a 25-year relationship until his life partner Leslie died of heart failure on 28 December 2001 at their home in Flixton, North Yorkshire.[8]

Brendan is an animal lover and currently has a pet dog which was rescued from Thailand.


  1. ^ "Brendan Sheerin birth record" Find My Past Retrieved 2 September 2016
  2. ^ Sheerin, Brendan (2011). My Life (1st ed.). London: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-84317-699-2.
  3. ^ "Bed-hopping, spectacular rows and vodka for lunch... Welcome to Big Brother on wheels" Daily Mail 22 May 2009 Retrieved 29 October 2010
  4. ^ "Brendan Sheerin ('Coach Trip')" Digital Spy 23 August 2010 Retrieved 29 October 2010
  5. ^ "Take Part - Channel 4 - 4viewers". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  6. ^ Ben Arnold (13 September 2012). "'Coach Trip' presenter Brendan Sheerin to host dating show 'Love Boat' – Daily TV round-up". Yahoo TV.
  7. ^ Coach Trip’s "Brendan Sheerin speaks about his upcoming pantomime appearance in Southport" Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser September 2 2010 Retrieved 29 October 2010
  8. ^ "Brendan Sheerin on Coach Trip in Russia". 9 February 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2017.

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