DAVID Baddiel is a comedian who is probably best known for his music success – a No1 hit with football anthem Three Lions.
He's worked with Frank Skinner and Rob Newman and is also a successful novelist having written a long list of books for both adults and children.
Who is David Baddiel and how old is he?
David Baddiel is a 56-year-old British comedian, author and television presenter.
He was born in Troy, New York, but moved to England with his parents when he was just four months old.
Baddiel grew up in Dollis Hill in North London and attended primary school at the North West London Jewish Day School in Brent.
He later went on to attend an independent school in Hertfordshire, The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School.
He studied English at King's College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Cambridge Footlights, and graduated with a double first.
Baddiel became a professional stand-up comedian as soon as he left university.
He also wrote for acts including Rory Bremner and Spitting Image.
He made his television debut in an episode of the satirical show Filthy, Rich and Catflap.
He has also appeared in shows including Little Britain, Skins, The Life of Rock with Brian Pern and Horrible Histories.
David's a regular guest on panel shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled.
In 2019 he is joined Dave comedy show Taskmaster for the ninth series.
What books has David Baddiel written?
Baddiel is a prolific novelist and has written a string of books for both adults and children.
His first novel, Time for Bed, was released in 1996; his second, Whatever Love Means, hit shelves in 2002; his third, The Secret Purposes was published in 2006; his fourth, The Death of Eli Gold, was released in 2011.
In 2015, David published his first children’s novel, The Parent Agency, which won the LOLLIE award for "best laugh out loud book for 9-13 year olds".
The book is now being developed into a feature film, which David is writing and producing.
David's other children’s novels include The Person Controller (2015), AniMalcolm (2016), Birthday Boy (2017) and The Boy Who Could do What He Liked, a short story published for World Book Day 2016.
Head Kid came out in 2018 and his latest book The Taylor Turbochaser was released in October 2019.
Who is David Baddiel's partner Morwenna Banks?
David's partner is actress Morwenna Banks, who's known for her roles as Mummy Pig, Madame Gazelle and Dr Hamster in the children's series Peppa Pig.
She also wrote, produced and appeared in the British ensemble film The Announcement in 2001.
Morwenna and David have two children, a daughter Dolly and a son Ezra.
In 2001, Morwenna starred alongside David in his Sky One television comedy series Baddiel's Syndrome, which centred on a therapy-attending architect played by Baddiel.
When did David Baddiel meet Frank Skinner? When did they write Three Lions?
David met comedy partner Frank Skinner after falling out with previous comedy partner Rob Newman.
The pair – who bonded over their love of football – shared a flat together, and created, wrote and performed Fantasy Football League, an entertainment show based on the fantasy football craze.
The show ran for three series on BBC2.
When Fantasy Football League came to an end, the Baddiel and Skinner took an improvised question-and-answer show to the Edinburgh Fringe which then became the television series Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned.
The duo also appeared on a celebrity special of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? in 2001, becoming the first celebrity contestants to reach £250,000 for their charities.
The pair have also topped the charts together – with their football anthem Three Lions (1996) which was co-written and performed with The Lightning Seeds.
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