Paul Burling

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Paul Burling
Born (1970-05-21) 21 May 1970 (age 46)
Medium Stand-up
Nationality British
Years active 1985-2003, 2010-present
Genres Impressions
Influences Harry Hill
Spouse Divorced - 3 children
Notable works and roles Britain's Got Talent

Paul Burling is a British impressionist. A veteran of show business for 25 years, having worked in voiceover, radio and pantomime, he rose to national attention as a finalist of the fourth series of Britain's Got Talent. His debut television show in 2010, It's Paul Burling! attracted a television audience of 3.7 million.

Biographical details[edit]

Paul Burling originally born in Hertfordshire, now lives in Bristol and is a father of three.[1]


Burling "worked the holiday parks and comedy circuit for 25 years" before attracting nationwide attention on the fourth series of Britain's Got Talent.[2] He has worked in voiceover, for radio and in pantomime before being given his own Christmas special show by ITV, a prime-time national television spot.[3]

His role of Christmas 2010 in Jack and the Beanstalk, was his fifth pantomime season at the Central Theatre, Chatham.[4] He has also played Wishee Washee in Aladdin and Smee in Peter Pan.[5] He is co-starring with Gareth Gates in aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre during Christmas 2011.[6]

The last 3 years has seen Paul in pantomime with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, in Southend, Dartford & High Wycombe.

Burling's radio work includes BBC Radio Kent, Devon and Wales, Pulse FM and Ocean FM, and he is an experienced voiceover artist.[7]

On Britain's Got Talent, Burling became particularly associated with his impression of television comic Harry Hill. His show for ITV, It's Paul Burling! aired in December 2010 to a television audience of 3.7 million viewers.[8] His expanded portfolio included impressions and satires of Alan Carr, Graham Norton, Downton Abbey, Hercule Poirot, and The X Factor. Starring alongside Paul as was actress & impressionist Jess Robinson, responsible for the female impression on ITV's Headcases. Subsequently, the iPhone 3GS made an app called "Burling's Game Booth".[9] Other TV work includes The Slammer for CBBC during 2011.[10]

In 2013 he made his feature film debut in 'The Harry Hill Movie' playing Harry Hill & Matt Lucas's father.

During 2015, Paul Burling toured with Joe Pasquale visiting cities and towns throughout southern and eastern England.[11]

In 2015 it was confirmed that Paul would be part of the new Butlins pantomimes Aladdin Rocks, which is still been showing every week and will carry on into 2016 season at all three parks.


  1. ^ MIG Management website Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  2. ^ MIG Management website. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  3. ^ Paul Burling website Accessed 30 December 2011.
  4. ^ Report in Kent News. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  5. ^ First Voice Agency website. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  6. ^ Milton Keynes website. Accessed 30 December 2011.</r/ Milton Keynes website]. Accessed 30 December 2011.
  7. ^ Ibid.
  8. ^ MIG Management website Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  9. ^ iTunes Apple website. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  10. ^ Milton Keynes website Accessed 30 December 2011.
  11. ^ TEDTalent website