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Rufus Hound's Biography

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Rufus Hound was born Robert James Blair Simpson on 6 March 1979 in Surrey.

He went to Hoe Bridge primary school, Frensham Heights and Godalming College.

In spite of an early passion for acting, Rufus Hound's first career was an account executive in PR.

He switched to stand-up comedy after encouragement from Russell Brand and took the stage name Rufus Hound.

In 2007, he married Beth Johnson in Las Vegas.

Around that time his profile increased as his TV exposure started to include the likes of being a captain on Argumental and a panellist on Celebrity Juice. He also won Let’s Dance for Sport Relief imitating Cheryl Cole.

In 2011, he released his first DVD, Being Rude.

In 2013, he starred in the play One Man, Two Guvnors.

In 2016, it was announced that Rufus Hound would be one of the presenters of the BBC2 series Too Much TV.

In October 2020, ITV revealed that Rufus Hound would be one of the celebrities competing in Dancing on Ice in 2021.

His wife has "Rufus" tattooed on her left forearm; and he has "Beth" tattooed on his.

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