Iain Stirling quits the CBBC office

To concentrate on stand-up

Iain Stirling is to quit his presenting job on CBBC to concentrate on his stand-up.

The Scottish comic – and 2011 Chortle best newcomer nominee – says he will be leaving his regular slot in the CBBC office ‘with much sadness’ on February 1.

He told Chortle: ‘I've had a great four years in the CBBC office but the time feels right to move on to new projects and I'm really keen to develop my stand-up fully. Stand-up is where I started and has always been my passion.’

Stirling will be supporting Russell Kane on his 2013, and said he had other TV projects in the pipeline, including other shows for CBBC, but would not be drawn on details.

Stirling was nominated for a children’s Bafta in 2010 alongside puppeteer Phil Fletcher, the man behind his sidekick Hacker the Dog. He has also presented the CBBC programmes Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic, 12 Again and All Over the Place in 2012.

A former Chortle student comedy award finalist, he made his solo Edinburgh debut this year with Happy to be the Clown?, which has a short Soho Theatre run in London next month, and appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News on BBC Three:

Published: 23 Dec 2012

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