Roy Walker

Roy Walker

Known to TV fans across the country as the original host of the ever-popular game show Catchphrase, comedian Roy Walker possesses a winning combination of Irish charm matched to a ready wit, which has seen him reach the top as both a stand-up artist and as a TV personality.

Roy first scored success on TV in 1977 when he won the ITV talent show New Faces, receiving the highest mark ever given to a comedian. He went on to become a regular on the ITV stand-up comedy show The Comedians, as well as appearing on the BBC show Seaside Special and two episodes of Blackpool Bonanza.

Roy's stint on Catchphrase between 1986 and 1999 made him one of the most popular and highest paid TV game show hosts, and led to numerous appearances on other popular TV shows, including Cilla Black's Surprise Surprise, You Bet, Gagtag and Celebrity Light Lunch.

Roy's appeal spans the generations and he has always encouraged new and upcoming comedians. In turn, they have often featured him in their shows. For instance, he guested on the first episode of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, took part in Jonathan Ross' comedy game show It's Only TV...But I Like It, and has appeared on Harry Hill's TV Burp and The Paul O'Grady Show. He has also been seen on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Ready Steady Cook, Loose Women and Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

On radio, Roy has made guest appearances on BBC Radio 4's long running panel show Just A Minute as well as I've Never Seen Star Wars, an innovative Radio 4 comedy talk show hosted by Marcus Brigstocke.

In addition, Roy starred in the Churchill Insurance television commercials, alongside model Megan Hall.

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