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Jack Whitehall's Biography

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Who is Jack Whitehall?

Jack Whitehall hosted the live launch of Big Brother's Big Mouth and the first week of the show in 2008 and was chosen to be the presenter of Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth in 2009.

Back in 2008, The Mirror had claimed that, "Jack Whitehall was a little out of his depth" hosting Big Brother's Big Mouth,  but did acknowledge: "the 19-year-old comic did demonstrate balls of steel."

Jack Whitehall's father, Michael, was an agent for the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Richard Griffiths, and wrote the memoir, Shark-Infested Waters.

Jack and Michael co-host the TV series Backchat.

In 2006, The Mail heralded the arrival of Jack Whitehall and Charlotte Perkins (daughter of the late Geoffrey Perkins) together with fellow Old Malburian Robert Peal at the Edinburgh Fringe with their show Comic Abuse.

At 18, Jack Whitehall became the youngest ever comedian to reach the final of the Laughing Horse New Act competition and finished runner up.

Jack Whitehall reached the final of Channel Five's So You Think You're Funny and also became the youngest ever winner of The Amused Moose New Act of the Year.

As well as Big Brother's Big Mouth, Jack Whitehall's TV appearances include 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Channel 4's Tonightly Show.

In 2009, Jack Whitehall and Holly Walsh hosted a weekly late-night topical entertainment show on Channel 4 called TNT show.

In 2012, Jack Whitehall wrote and starred in the BBC3 sitcom Bad Education.

In 2017, he was cast as Paul Pennyfeather in BBC One's comedy drama Decline And Fall, acting alongside Eva Longoria and David Suchet, for whom he used to be a runner.

Also in 2017, Jack Whitehall was cast in the six part series Good Omens.

In 2018, he was cast as Disney's first major gay character in Jungle Cruise.

In October 2018, Jack Whitehall was listed as the 19th richest celebrity in the UK aged under 30.

In May 2020, the BBC announced that they had commissioned a one-off programme Jack Whitehall’s Father’s Day and a series Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation.

In 2023, Jack Whitehall returned to the cast of Bad Education for a Christmas Special.

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