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Joel Dommett

Joel Dommett
Born
Joel Patrick Dommett

(1985-06-08) 8 June 1985 (age 36)
OccupationActor, author, comedian, presenter
Years active2004-present
Height5' 11.5"
Hannah Cooper-Dommett
(m. 2019)
[2]
Websitewww.joeldommett.com

Joel Dommett (born 8 June 1985)[3] is an English actor, author, comedian, and television presenter. He is known for his television roles in Live in Chelsea, Impractical Jokers UK, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Joel & Nish vs The World and from 2020 onwards is the host of The Masked Singer UK.

Career

Dommett is originally from Rockhampton, Gloucestershire and attended The Castle School in Thornbury.[4] As a teenager he was a member of a nu metal band called Psirus, which played five shows.[5] He moved to London at the age of 19.[6] Before standup comedy, Joel did some minor acting roles such as the roles of "Josh" in Teenage Kicks (2008) , "Jonathon Hansel" in Casualty (2004), "Dale" in The Golden Hour (2005).

His first stand-up gig was at a bar in Los Angeles and he has since performed in locations including Reykjavik, Gravesend and The Netherlands.[7] In 2008, he won Best Newcomer award and was a finalist in Stand Up Comedian of the year.[8]

Also in 2008, he appeared in a feature film called The Edge of Love as a train soldier who featured briefly in a scene and the film is a Second World War drama.[9]

In 2009, he was a co-host on Paul Foot's podcast from episode 1--20.[10] Dommett is a member of National Youth Theatre.[11]

In 2010, Dommett appeared in a recurring role in E4's Skins as D.C. Sweeney and appeared in all six episodes of Popatron,[12] a sitcom produced by Charlie Brooker's Zeppotron that appeared on BBC Two as part of its BBC Switch brand. Beginning in 2011, Dommett hosted Live in Chelsea, a live discussion show revolving around the events of the popular reality show Made in Chelsea. Dommett appeared in the first two series of Impractical Jokers UK from 2012 until 2014 on BBC Three.[13][14]

In 2015, Dommett was a team captain on ITV2's comedy show Reality Bites.[15] He was also a regular panellist on Nicole Scherzinger's team on the Sky 1 panel show Bring the Noise.[16] In November 2015, Dommett appeared on a celebrity edition of The Chase.[17] In 2016, Joel was cast as a supporting character in the Fulwell 73 movie "White Island" (based of off the Collin Butts novel, A Bus Could Run You Over) where he played the character of Dexter- a DJ who is friends with the protagonist, Connor- who is arrested for cocaine possession and Connor attempts to track down who set Dexter up in Ibiza. The film received mixed reviews and did not become a success.

In November 2016, Dommett took part in the sixteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and finished in second place, losing out to Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt.[18]

In 2018, Dommett released his first book of memoirs, It's Not Me It's Them: Confessions of a hopeless modern romantic.[19] The book details his romantic encounters with 40 women before meeting his now wife, Hannah Cooper, and has the running narrative that he is on his first date with her and is recalling the women that he had relationships with. Towards the final page of the book, Joel asks Hannah whether she would want to marry him.

From November 2017 until December 2019, Dommett co-presented I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp on ITV2.[20] The aftershow was axed in January 2020 due to it becoming too expensive to film.

In 2019, Dommett began presenting the quiz show Hey Tracey alongside Donna Preston, who plays the computer-generated 'Tracey' and the reality dating show Singletown alongside Emily Atack, both on ITV2. Singletown only lasted one series whereas it has not been announced whether Hey Tracey would have a third series following its second filmed during the COVID 19 pandemic.

On 9 September 2019, Dommett was announced as the presenter for ITV's The Masked Singer, the UK version of the international music game show Masked Singer, which began airing on 4 January 2020.[21] The show has been a hit on ITV ever since and its season two finale had peak viewers of 10.5 million with 8.6 million average. Joel is expected to return for season 3 of The Masked Singer UK which is expected to film and start airing in late 2021 and is also scheduled to host the sister show The Masked Dancer which is scheduled for a May or June 2021 airing. Rumours have also circulated that Dommett is hosting a new show for ITV called "Celebrities Undercover" and another show for channel 4 called "The Love Trap" expected to air in autumn 2021.

In 2020, Dommett was scheduled to go on tour across the UK in his Unapologetic: (If That Is Ok?) stand up comedy tour although that was unfortunately postponed for Autumn 2021 to Spring 2022 if no further restrictions are imposed. Only a few shows in February and early March were performed before a nationwide March lockdown was imposed and the show has the theme of Joel being newly married and his newfound primetime television presenting roles.

On 9 September 2021, Joel will host the 2021 National Television Awards ceremony proceeding David Walliams' stint in 2020. He was on the long list for the best presenter but failed to make the final shortlist.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Edge of Love Train Soldier Feature film
2010 Bashment J.J. Feature film
2016 White Island Dexter Ward Feature film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
MTV News Newsreader
Greatest Body Shockers E4
Russell Howard's Good News Extra Guest BBC Three
Signs of Life BBC One
Bricking It
2004 Casualty Jonathon Hansell BBC One
2005 The Golden Hour Dale Harper ITV
2005 Totally Frank Cory Channel 4
2007 Inspector Lynley Josh Tyler BBC One
2007 Up Close and Personal ITV2; Non-broadcast pilot
2008 Teenage Kicks Josh ITV
2010 Popatron Toby Wood BBC Two
2010 Skins DC Sweeney E4
2011-? Live in Chelsea Presenter 4oD
2011 Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes Contributor BBC Three
2011 EMA Voices 2011 Presenter
2012 How To Survive A Disaster Movie Co-presenter Channel 5
2012-14 Impractical Jokers UK "Joker" BBC Three
2013 Sweat the Small Stuff Guest BBC Three
2014 The Dog Ate My Homework Guest CBBC
2015 Reality Bites Team captain ITV2
Bring the Noise Regular panellist Sky1
2015-present Drunk History Storyteller Comedy Central
2016 World of Weird[22] Co-presenter Channel 4
The Chase Celebrity Special Contestant ITV
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Contestant, 2nd place ITV
2017 Loose Women Guest panellist, 1 episode ITV
2017-present Joel & Nish vs The World Co-presenter Comedy Central
2017-19 I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp Co-presenter ITV2
2017-present The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice Panellist Channel 4
2017 8 Out of 10 Cats Panellist Channel 4
2018-19 Roast Battle Contestant episode 5 Comedy Central
2018-present Celebrity Juice Contestant ITV2
2018 Gemma Collins: Diva España Narrator ITVBe
2018 Celebrity Lego Masters at Christmas Contestant Channel 4
2018 Celebrity Call Centre - Stand Up To Cancer Call Centre Agent Channel 4
2019 Comedians of the World Comedian Netflix
2019 Pointless Celebrities Contestant with James Acaster BBC One
2019 The Stand-Up Sketch Show Comedian ITV2
2019 Through the Keyhole Panellist ITV
2019 Thronecast: Gameshow of Thrones Panellist Sky
2019 Comedy Bus Co-presenter Comedy Central
2019-present Hey Tracey Presenter ITV2
2019 Singletown Co-presenter ITV2
2020-present The Masked Singer Presenter ITV
2020 Home alone with Joel Dommett Presenter ITV2
2020 The Chase Celebrity Special Contestant ITV
2020 Celebrity Crystal Maze Contestant Channel 4
2021 Michael McIntyre's The Wheel Celebrity Expert BBC One
2021-present The Masked Dancer Presenter ITV
2021 National Television Awards Presenter ITV

References

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