Rob Beckett

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Rob Beckett
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Beckett at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
Born Robert Beckett
(1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 29)
Mottingham, London, England
Occupation Comedian, presenter
Television I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!
8 Out of 10 Cats
Website Official website

Robert "Rob" Beckett (born 28 November 1986)[1] is an English stand-up comedian and presenter. He is best known for being a co-host on the ITV2 spin-off show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! from 2012 to 2014. In September 2016 it was comfirmed that Beckett would not return to the show. Since 2016, Beckett has been a team captain on the More4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Early life[edit]

Beckett was born in Mottingham, London.[2]


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 won him the runner up position in So You Think You're Funny, and Amused Moose Laugh-Off.[citation needed] The latter earned him an invitation to perform at comedy festivals in Australia.[citation needed] 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".[citation needed]

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

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.[3] He announced his departure from the show in October 2015, to concentrate on his tour. He was replaced by David Morgan.

Beckett has presented the Rock'N'Roll Football Sunday show on Absolute Radio since August 2014.[4]

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.[5]

He narrated the 2016 E4 series Celebs Go Dating.[citation needed] Since 2016, Beckett has been a team captain on the More4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats. Aisling Bea is the other team captain.


Personal life[edit]

Beckett announced on a 2015 episode of Mock the Week that he had recently married.[citation needed]

In September 2016, Beckett announced on his YouTube Channel that he had recently had a child.[6]


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