Joshua Widdicombe is a famous comedian and presenter from England. His appearances on The Last Leg, Fighting Talk, Insert Name Here, Mock the Week, and his BBC Three sitcom Josh have made him a household name. In 2015, he also won the inaugural season of Taskmaster. In 2017, the show debuted its inaugural Champion of Champions special.
|Full Name||Joshua Michael Widdicombe|
|Birth Date||8 April 1983|
|Birth Place||London, United Kingdom|
|Profession||Actor / Comedian|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Life & Career|
Josh Michael Widdicombe was born in Hammersmith, London, on 8th April 1983, and grew up in Haytor Vale, near Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon. He then went to Dartmoor Community College before going to the University of Manchester to study sociology and linguistics. Widdicombe worked as a sports journalist for The Guardian before becoming a comedian.
Widdicombe began performing live in 2008, and in the same year, he reached the final of So You Think You’re Funny, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He participated with James Acaster and Nick Helm in the sketch show Superclump in 2009, where he co-wrote and performed.
Widdicombe worked as a contributor for Dora the Explorer magazine in 2010, and in 2011 he debuted his solo show, If This Show Saves One Life, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, for which he was nominated for Best Newcomer by the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards and the Malcolm Hardee Award.
When Widdicombe first appeared on Mock the Week in July 2012, he had already established himself as a regular on Stand Up for the Week. Along with Adam Hills and Alex Brooker, he was a major contributor to Channel 4’s daily alternative analysis of each day’s events during the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, The Last Leg with Adam Hills.
In September 2012, Widdicombe and co-host of The Last Leg, Brooker, appeared on The Million Pound Drop. The duo was awarded £100,000 for their chosen charity. Josh Widdicombe appeared as a guest on Dara Briain School of Hard Sums with Marcus Brigstocke in the 2nd season. Following that, he appeared as a comic on The Apprentice.
In June 2013, he returned to Mock the Week as a panelist, appearing in numerous episodes of the show’s 12th season. Widdicombe returned to Mock the Week in 2014, as well as making his debut on Have I Got News for You. Widdicombe won Celebrity Mastermind with a score of 24 on the specialty topic of his favorite band, Blur, on 31 December 2013. The Lily Foundation was his preferred charity.
The BBC announced on 1 July 2014 that Widdicombe will be joining its Radio 5 Live team as the new host of Fighting Talk, alongside Georgie Thompson, starting in August 2014. Due to their increasingly hectic schedules, both hosts confirmed on 10 August 2016, that they will not be returning to the show for Series 14 in September.
Widdicombe appeared in the BBC Show named Comedy Feeds, featuring as the pilot Josh, in August of year 2014. Josh, directed by Schneider, aired on BBC Three for a complete 6-episode season from November 11 to December 16, 2015.
Widdicombe was a competitor on the inaugural season of Dave’s game show Taskmaster in 2015, and he won the series. He also received a tattoo of host Greg Davies’ name on his left foot for one of the jobs. In the second series, he returned for a team job alongside Richard Osman and Jon Richardson.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Since 2019, Josh Widdicombe has been married to Rose Hanson, a television producer. Rose, like Josh, works in the TV comedy industry, but in a different capacity. She works in television humor as a producer rather than a performer.
Rose has worked as a producer behind the scenes on some of the most popular comedy shows and films, including 8 out of 10 Cats and Live at Apollo. They both have 2 children, a girl and a son. In October of 2017, they welcomed a daughter named Pearl into their family.
Their second kid is a son named Cassius, who was born earlier this year in May. Josh’s romance became public when he flew to Rio for work, and Rose uploaded a selfie of herself with Josh, stating that she was looking forward to seeing her lover.
Josh Widdicombe’s net worth is believed to be $2 million. The television sector is his primary source of revenue. Josh Widdicombe’s great profession has played a significant role in his income.
Despite the fact that Widdicombe is linked to the British Royal family, his fortune is the result of his hard work. Josh also received a big amount of ad contracts as well as sponsorship offers.