Famous British Game Show Hosts

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Richard Dawson
(Actor, Comedian and Game Show Host)
Richard Dawson
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Birthdate: November 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 2, 2012

English-American actor and comedian, Richard Dawson, is best known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in the TV series Hogan's Heroes. He grew up during World War II and had a difficult childhood. As a young man, he began his career as a stand-up comedian and started getting acting roles as well. He also gained fame as a game show host.

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Mark Labbett
(English Quizzer and Television Personality)
Mark Labbett
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Birthdate: August 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tiverton, England, United Kingdom
Mark Labbett gained fame as the “chaser” on the game show The Chase and its subsequent versions. He is known by his nickname “The Beast” on these shows. He has also appeared on several other shows, such as Mastermind, Countdown, SUDO-Q, Celebrity Juice, and The Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
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Danny Dyer
(Actor & TV Presenter)
Danny Dyer
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Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

Danny Dyer is an English presenter and actor best known for playing hard-man roles, such as Tommy Johnson in the sports comedy film The Football Factory. He is also known for presenting the popular documentary series The Real Football Factories. Danny Dyer has been open about his dependency on drugs. He has also supported campaigns to legalize drugs like cocaine.

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Cilla Black
(Singer)
Cilla Black
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Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1, 2015
Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.
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Carol Vorderman
(Game Show Host)
Carol Vorderman
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Birthdate: December 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Carol Vorderman is best known for her 26-year stint as the co-host of the game show Countdown. She has also written columns for The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror. She has also authored bestsellers on detox diets and has hosted the annual Pride of Britain awards since 1999.

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Susie Dent
(English Lexicographer, Etymologist and Media Personality)
Susie Dent
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Birthdate: November 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
An integral part of British game show, Countdown, on Channel 4 since 1992, Susan Dent is a well-known authority in English lexicography and etymology. Famous for her commentary on words and phrases and tracing their origins, she authored a number of books and worked for the Oxford University Press on producing dictionaries. She also appeared on BBC quiz shows.
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Dale Winton
(Radio DJ)
Dale Winton
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Birthdate: May 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 18, 2018
Dale Winton, son of actor Sheree Winton, was a popular DJ and radio host. He was known for presenting shows such as Dale's Supermarket Sweep, In It to Win It, Pets Win Prizes, and Hole in the Wall. He came out as gay in his 2002 memoir. 
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Michael Barrymore
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Birthdate: May 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bermondsey, London, England
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Jenny Ryan
(Television personality)
Jenny Ryan
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Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
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Les Dennis
(Television presenter)
Les Dennis
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Birthdate: October 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Garston, Liverpool, England
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Jim Bowen
(Comedian and Broadcaster Who Was Best Known for Hosting the Darts-Based Gameshow ‘Bullseye')
Jim Bowen
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Birthdate: August 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heswall, Cheshire, England
Died: March 14, 2018

Comedian Jim Bowen is best remembered for appearing on the ITV game show Bullseye for over a decade. Born to an unwed mother, he was put up for adoption and ended up being adopted by a bricklayer. He grew up to be a PE teacher and later stepped into stand-up comedy.

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Clive Anderson
(Television presenter)
Clive Anderson
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Birthdate: December 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Middlesex, England, UK
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Richard Whiteley
(Presenter)
Richard Whiteley
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Birthdate: December 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: June 26, 2005
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Leslie Crowther
(Comedian)
Leslie Crowther
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Birthdate: February 6, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: September 29, 1996
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Kenneth Kandall
(Journalist, television presenter)
Kenneth Kandall
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Birthdate: August 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: India
Died: December 14, 2012
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Caroline Pearce
(Athlete, Sports Host)
Caroline Pearce
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Birthdate: September 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom