Rob Beckett - profile

About Rob

Rob Beckett burst onto the comedy circuit 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Rob can be seen alongside fellow comedian and best mate Romesh Ranganathan in Rob And Romesh Vs and as the unmistakable voice of Celebs Go DatingIn 2019 Rob co-host The Royal Variety Performance with Romesh, the first time two comedians had hosted the event together in over 30 years. Rob and Romesh also hosted The BAFTA TV Awards 2023. He can also be heard every Sunday at 5pm hosting his very own BBC Radio 2 show.

Rob can also be heard alongside Josh Widdicombe hosting their highly successful podcast Parenting Hell through which they interview fellow parents on their successes (or most likely failures) at parenting.  With over 250 million downloads, guests have included Katherine Ryan, Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee and many more. 2023 even saw the podcast hit the road on the Parenting Hell Live arena tour, playing to sold out arenas up and down the nation. They even co-wrote the Sunday Times Bestselling book Parenting Hell, a first-hand account of the challenges and chaos of their parenting journeys.

This wasn’t the first Sunday Times Bestselling book for Rob. 2021 saw him pen A Class Act, which is his autobiographical account of being working class in the middle-class world of television and comedy. At work he’s the Cockney geezer, but to his mates down the pub in south-east London, he’s the theatrical one – a media luvvy. Even his wife and kids are posher than him! 

This year also sees Rob host his brand new Sky panel show Rob Beckett’s Smart TV, a hilarious celebration of the shows we love. Each week big-name actors, comics, presenters and personalities join Rob, Alison Hammond and Josh Widdicombe to battle it out in a series of chaotic, trivia-infused rounds to discover who knows the most about TV.

His relatable and honest approach to comedy has also seen him host Children in Need and Comic Relief. Other TV shows include multiple appearances on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, The Graham Norton Show, All Round Mrs Brown’s, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, QI, Sky One’s A League of Their Own, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and Cats Does CountdownThe Jonathan Ross Show, ITV Two’s Celebrity Juice, and Dave’s Taskmaster, and Hypothetical.

Press:

"Lights up the stage with his magnetic personality (not to mention the dazzle from his teeth)"

MAIL ON SUNDAY

"A likeable high tempo comic"

The Guardian

"Joyous, cheek aching and touching stand up"

Shortlist

"He already has the confidence of a veteran"

The Times
★★★★ 

"Little short of a revelation"

Scotsman

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