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Patrick Kielty's Biography

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Who is Patrick Kielty?

He was born in Dundrum, County Down.

Patrick Kielty started off his post-university life as a stand-up comedian.

When he left Queen's University in Belfast, Patrick Kielty started his own comedy club, called Comedy Club at the Empire, and, according to an article in the Telegraph, he set it up "because I wanted to be a comedian, and there was nowhere else for me to play".

Patrick Kielty's father's was shot dead by Unionist paramilitaries, who believed him to be a high-ranking member of the IRA, which has subsequently been rejected by Sinn Fein sources.

Patrick Kielty was born in 1971 in County Down, Northern Ireland. He is an experienced TV presenter. Not only did he co-present 2005's Love Island, he also hosted several series of his own chat show, Patrick Kielty Almost Live on the BBC.

In 2005, Kielty co-presented Fame Academy with Cat Deeley.

Seven years later, in the autumn of 2012, Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley got married. In 2016, they had a baby boy.

Kielty had a culture clash with Fame Academy "tutor" Richard Park.

In 2007, Patrick Kielty was again presenting Comic Relief does Fame Academy - this time with Claudia Winkleman.

Also in 2007, the presenter appeared in a six part ITV series Patrick Kielty's Tough Gig.

In September 2007, he apologised for jokes he made about Madeleine McCann.

In June 2010 he became the host of Stand Up For The Week on Channel 4.

Patrick Kielty told Metro that the worst job he ever had was landscape gardening in California when he was 18.

In 2016 BBC Two commissioned a new quiz show Debatable hosted by Patrick Kielty.

In 2018, Patrick Kielty presented the BBC One documentary My Dad, The Peace Deal and Me.

In 2022, he became the host of BBC Radio 5 Live's Saturday morning show.

In the same year he acted as Shane in the drama Ballywalter.

In 2023, he became the host of RTE's live chat show Late Late Show.

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