Joel Patrick Dommett
8 June 1985
|Occupation||Actor, author, comedian, presenter|
Joel Dommett (born 8 June 1985) 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.
Dommett is originally from Rockhampton, Gloucestershire and attended The Castle School in Thornbury. As a teenager he was a member of a nu metal band called Psirus, which played five shows. He moved to London at the age of 19. 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. In 2008, he won Best Newcomer award and was a finalist in Stand Up Comedian of the year.
In 2010, Dommett appeared in a recurring role in E4's Skins as D.C. Sweeney and appeared in all six episodes of Popatron, 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.
In 2015, Dommett was a team captain on ITV2's comedy show Reality Bites. He was also a regular panellist on Nicole Scherzinger's team on the Sky 1 panel show Bring the Noise. In November 2015, Dommett appeared on a celebrity edition of The Chase. 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 2018, Dommett released his first book of memoirs, It's Not Me It's Them: Confessions of a hopeless modern romantic. 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.
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. 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.
|2008||The Edge of Love||Train Soldier||Feature film|
|2016||White Island||Dexter Ward||Feature film|
|Greatest Body Shockers||E4|
|Russell Howard's Good News Extra||Guest||BBC Three|
|Signs of Life||BBC One|
|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|
|2010||Popatron||Toby Wood||BBC Two|
|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||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||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|
|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|