Vic Reeves's Biography
Vic Reeves had stints as an aircraft engineer, pig farmer and punk rocker.
The name Vic Reeves reportedly comes from his favourite singers Vic Damone and Jim Reeves, and apparently, Reeves wanted to change his name because the BBC's light entertainment head was called Jim Moir.
Vic Reeves is most famous for his television work alongside ex-solicitor, Bob Mortimer.
Reeves and Mortimer used to do Big Night Out at the Goldsmith's Tavern and then London's Albany Empire from 1986 to 1989.
Michael Grade, who at the time was at Channel 4, was in the audience one night and it led to the show being whittled down from three hours to a half hour transmission on Channel 4.
"The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer" and "Shooting Stars" were 'absurd' surreal comedy shows that proved popular. Less original was Reeves and Mortimer's remake of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
Vic Reeves was married to Sarah Vincent. He has also been engaged to fellow Randall and Hopkirk Deceased star Emilia Fox, and his friendship with Shooting Stars team captain Ulrika Jonsson was also in the news at some point.
Vic Reeves is now married to Nancy Sorrell. On 24th November 2004 Vic Reeves was flown out to join the line-up, including Nancy Sorrell, of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
From September 2005 Vic Reeves was given his own show on Virgin Radio.
In 2007, Vic Reeves was chosen to present a special two-hour programme on Channel Five about Whydah – a pirate ship that sank off Cape Cod nearly 300 years before.
Also in 2007, Vic Reeves took over from Richard Hammond as presenter of Sky One's Brainiac.
Additionally in 2007, Vic Reeves and his wife Nancy Sorrell launched a surreal comedy show Vic Reeves' House Arrest on Radio 2.
Vic Reeves also appeared on Proud Parents on Channel Four, when he took a trip back to Leeds with his mother.
In 2016, BBC Four commissioned Vic Reeves to host Gaga For Dada: The Original Art Rebels to mark the 100th anniversary of Dada.
In 2017, BBC Two commissioned a one-off show Vic & Bob's Big Night Out.
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