Date of birth: 20-10-1974
Limmy is a Scottish comedian who achieved cult fame online before landing a BBC series Limmy’s Show in 2010, which went on to win two Scottish Baftas over its three series. He has had small roles in a number of TV series, including playing a window cleaner with an unintelligible Glaswegian accent in the IT Crowd episode The Final Countdown, and having a regular slot in the second series of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe on BBC Two. His first book Daft Wee Stories, was released in 2015.
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'Bit sick to make this up'

Limmy blasted over Simon Cowell death hoax

Limmy has been criticised for tweeting that Simon Cowell had died of a heart attack.

The Scottish comedian, real name Brian Limmond, told his 345,000 Twitter followers that the music mogul had died, using the official ‘breaking news’ of the BBC and Sky news to lend credibility to his fake news.

Cowell, 58, pulled out of last night’s X Factor live show following a fall in his home, which might also have worried fans.

He told The Sun that he had fainted due to low blood pressure.

While some of Limmy’s followers joined in with the presumed joke, others said the hoax was ‘sick’.

One said: ‘Bit sick to make this up’; another said: ’It's sick to tweet that about anyone. What if his family or friends saw it & believed it?’; and another added: ‘Not funny. His family and friends will be shattered if they read this.’

Cowell is married to Lauren Silverman and father to three-year-old Eric

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Published: 30 Oct 2017

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Book (2015)
Daft Wee Stories

Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Limmy: Limmy's Show

Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Limmy's Show

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Limmy: Daft Wee Stories

Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Limmy’s Vines


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