Who is Rob Beckett? Narrator on Celebs Go Dating 2017, 8 Out Of 10 Cats captain and comedian

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HE’S a stand-up comedian who’s instantly recognisable thanks to his toothy grin.

But who is Celebs Go Dating narrator Rob Beckett, and what else would you know him from? Read on to discover more…

 Rob Beckett has been doing stand-up comedy since 2009

Rob Beckett has been doing stand-up comedy since 2009

Who is Rob Beckett, how old is he and what is his background?

Essex boy Rob, who’s been dubbed the “Mouth of the South”, was born on January 2, 1986.

The 31-year-old, who lives in Mottingham, London, has four brothers.

Rob started doing stand-up comedy in 2009, and won four competitions in his first year.

He made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, with his first solo show – Rob Beckett’s Summer Holiday.

Last year, Rob’s childhood best friend Oliver Dearlove was killed with a single punch while on a night out, and the comedian made a passionate appeal for witnesses.

Oli’s killer, Trevor Timon, was jailed for six years after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

What TV shows has Rob Beckett been on?

In 2011, Rob made a guest appearance in Jack Whitehall’s Fresh Meat, playing Mike.

The dad-of-one also co-hosted I’m a Celebrity’s spin-off show between 2012 and 2014, alongside Laura Whitmore and Joe Swash – who still presents the late-night show.

 Rob also fronted I'm a Celeb's spin-off show, alongside Joe Swash (left) and Laura Whitmore (right)

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Rob also fronted I’m a Celeb’s spin-off show, alongside Joe Swash (left) and Laura Whitmore (right)

Rob writes and narrates the commentary for E4’s Celebs Go Dating – which has just entered its third series -and is a team captain on 8 out of 10 Cats.

He appeared on Travel Man, with Richard Ayoade, and appeared on Play to the Whistle, the sports panel show hosted by Holly Willoughby.

Rob has presented the Rock’N’Roll Football Sunday show on Absolute Radio since August 2014.

And he hosts Dave’s comedy football podcast the Magic Sponge, which analyses the lives of Britain’s professional footballers, alongside comedian Ian Smith and former Wigan, Fulham and Hull star Jimmy Bullard.

Also on Dave, Taskmaster series three saw Rob feature as a regular contestant before he won the series.

Beckett fans will get a new fix this year as he’s going to host a BBC One Saturday night entertainment series called All Together Now.

Is Rob Beckett married?

In a 2015 episode of Mock the Week, Rob announced that he had recently got married.

He then announced the birth of his first child, on his YouTube channel, in September 2016.

Rob keeps his private life private – and not much is known about his family, except that he doesn’t get a lot of sleep thanks to his baby.

Rob Beckett interviews pal Jimmy Bullard

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