Who is John Bishop and is he married? – The Sun

STAND-UP comedian John Bishop has established himself as one of Britain's leading comedians.

We take a deeper look at the career of the regular Have I Got News For You and League Of Their Own panellist, who is appearing on the Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021.

Who is John Bishop?

John Joseph Bishop was born on November 30, 1966, in Liverpool.

He is an English comedian, presenter and actor.

He is also a keen footballer and played for non-League teams Hyde and Southport. He's a proud supporter of Liverpool FC.

In May 2018, John revealed he is 'massively proud' of his gay son in his acceptance speech for the Celebrity Ally Award at the British LGBT Awards.

How did John Bishop become famous?

John worked as a pharmaceutical rep prior to becoming a stand-up comedian in 2000.

His television debut came on The Panel.

He then won the role of Rob Fitch in E4 teen drama Skins for seasons 3 to 4.

The comedian has had his own shows include John Bishop's Britain, John Bishop's Only Joking and The John Bishop Show.

He is also a regular panellist on Have I Got News For You and League of Their Own.

John Bishop: In Conversation With… is John's talk show, which has come back for a second series after premiering in September 2016.

Broadcast on W, the TV channel formerly known as Watch, the first set of episodes saw the comedian interview the likes of James Corden, Charlotte Church and Lenny Henry.

Is John Bishop married?

John is married to Melanie Bishop.

The pair split in 2000, which is when John started his comedy career.
The pair have three sons: Joe (born 1994), Luke (born 1996), and Daniel (born 1998).

John has a family home based in Northwich, Cheshire.


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