Tim Vine

Tim Vine

Stand-up Tim Vine co-starred in the BBC One sitcom No Going Out and both series of ITV1’s The Sketch Show is also a TV host, having devised and presented Fluke for Channel 4, which was nominated for a Rose d’Or Award.

He was also the first man to appear on Channel Five when presenting quiz show Whittle. Tim has also starred in The Tim Vine Christmas Present for Five, Saturday Live (ITV) and The Stand Up Show (BBC1).

Tim recently became the Guinness World Record Holder for telling the most jokes in an hour – smashing the previous record with a total of 499. He has appeared on the Royal Variety Show alongside Shirley Bassey and Kylie Minogue, and hastoured the UK with his The Joke Machine Gun show.

He burst onto the stand-up circuit by winning the Perrier Best Newcomer Award for The Tim Vine Fiasco at the Edinburgh Festival in 1995. That followed a runner-up prize in the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year competition in 1993. Tim’s solo shows in Edinburgh include Tim Vine Flat Out (1998) and I’m Vine Thanks and Tim Vine and the Minotaur (both 1999).

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Tim Vine and Kiri Pritchard McLean in Comic Relief shepherding challenge

Tim Vine and Kiri Pritchard-McLean are to showcase their skills with a sheepdog for Comic Relief.

The comics are taking part in a version of Countryfile’s One Man And His Dog in the Welsh countryside.

Their efforts at shepherding will be screened in a one-off special earmarked for March 13, with the winner revealed on BBC One on Red Nose Day  itself, March 18.

David Tennant, Paddy McGuinness, Sir Lenny Henry and Zoe Ball will be hosting the telethon.

Other special BBC projects to mark the fundraiser include The One Show’s Red Nose and Spoon Race, a celebrity edition of make-up artist show Glow Up, and stars reading CBeebies’s Bedtime Stories – although casting for all these are yet to be revealed.

Meanwhile, Darren Harriott has been named as one of the celebrities taking part in E4's reality show The Real Dirty Dancing, to be hosted by Ashley Roberts and Keith Lemon.

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Published: 2 Feb 2022

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