Patrick Kielty Biography
“Irish and Northern Irish” comedian and television personality Patrick Kielty. On the broadcast of Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and, most notably, on the One Show, where he revealed host Christine Bleakley’s phone number live on air, his naturally provocative demeanor was on display.
What is Patrick Kielty’s age? – Age
He will be 53 years old on January 31st, 2024. He was born in County Down, England, in 1971.
Patrick Kielty Family
In the village of Dundrum, Kielty was raised. He is the third son of businessman John “Jack” Kielty, who was killed on January 25, 1988, by the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), a front for the loyalist paramilitary group the Ulster Defence Association.
Patrick Kielty’s Wife – Kids
He married his former Fame Academy co-host, English model and television personality Cat Deeley, on Saturday, September 29, 2012, in a private ceremony in Rome. Both of their sons were born in January 2016 and June 2018, respectively. When taking over for Nihal Arthanayake to lead the BBC Radio 5 Live afternoon program on October 28, 2020, he spoke about his relationship with Deeley and said, “First pick a woman out of your league and then persuade her she’s not.”
Patrick Kielty’s Net Worth
Kielty’s net worth is thought to be $15 million.
Patrick Kielty Tour
With a brand-new UK tour, Kielty made a comeback to the stand-up comedy scene in 2006. A DVD that was captured in Belfast’s Grand Opera House was later released. In 2022, he embarked on his first stand-up tour in seven years.
Patrick Kielty BBC Documentary
He served as the host of the television documentary Mulholland Drive by Patrick Kielty on William Mulholland and the California Water Wars. Additionally, Kielty recalled his relatives’ work in the Northern Ireland water industry.  He started hosting Delete, Delete, Delete, a chat show for BBC Northern Ireland in March 2016 that explored the digital lives of famous people. In 2016, he served as the host of the daily quiz show Debatable on BBC Two.
In 2018, Kielty aired a BBC Two documentary titled My Dad, the Peace Agreement, and Me. The show, which aired on the Good Friday Agreement’s 20th anniversary, examined Northern Ireland’s situation two decades later. Kielty talked about how his father’s murder affected him and how he decided to vote in favor of the Agreement in a referendum even though it meant that his father’s killers would be freed from jail.
The DUP leader Arlene Foster, pupils at an integrated (non-denominational) school, and Richard Moore, the founder of Children in Crossfire, who was blinded as a young child by a rubber bullet fired by a British soldier whom he later befriended, were among the former paramilitary activists he also spoke with from both sides of the conflict.
Patrick Kielty Soccer Aid
Up until 2016, Kielty participated in each Soccer Aid edition. He serves as the ‘Rest of the World’ team’s goalie and typically leaves the field at the start of the second half.
Patrick Kielty Stand-Up
With his buddy and fellow student Jackie Hamilton, he visited Dublin’s brand-new stand-up venue The Gasworks in 1991, which is run by performer/producer Billy Magra/McGrath. (later a BBC and independent producer). The first season of Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week, which aired for six weeks starting in June 2010, was presented by Kielty.
Patrick Kielty TV Shows
In 1997, he and TV director Stephen Stewart co-founded the Belfast-based company Green Inc., which produces TV shows such as The Afternoon Show, Patrick Kielty Almost Live, and Ask Rhod Gilbert. In 2005 and 2006, Kielty continued to make appearances on national television, mostly in comedies like Love Island for ITV and Comic Relief Does Fame Academy on the BBC.
Patrick Kielty BBC Radio
In January 2015, Garth Brooks spoke with Kielty for the first time in the UK for a BBC Radio 2 program from Boston, Massachusetts. On September 13, 2019, Kielty hosted The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4. In August 2020, Kielty will co-host Five Live Breakfast on BBC Radio 5 Live with Rachel Burden, taking over for Nicky Campbell.
Patrick Kielty Career
Kielty started his professional career while he was a psychology student at Queen’s University Belfast. In 1991, he visited Dublin’s brand-new stand-up club The Gasworks with his friend Jackie Hamilton. There, numerous UK performers had their Irish debuts, including Jo Brand, Lee Evans, Jack Dee, Stewart Lee, Mark Lamarr, and Eddie Izzard. Billy recommended Patrick and Jackie to create their own comedy club in Belfast after a successful opening, which is how The Empire on Botanic Avenue came to be. In 1993, Kielty served as the host of SUS on UTV. Later, he performed as the opening act for the local host Gerry Anderson’s BBC Northern Ireland program Anderson on the Box.
He co-founded Green Inc., a Belfast-based television production business, in 1997 with TV director Stephen Stewart. Green Inc. produced programs such as The Afternoon Show, Patrick Kielty Almost Live, and Ask Rhod Gilbert. He advanced to hosting roles on UK-distributed programs like Last Chance Lottery and Patrick Kielty Almost Live. Former football star George Best later gave his most memorable television interview after being transferred to the liver to Patrick Kielty, a professional comedian best known for hosting 14 episodes of the parody game show Inept Dropkicks and ushering in a new season of After The Break.
Additionally, he made appearances on national television in 2005 and 2006, largely in lighthearted programs like the BBC’s Fame Academy, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, and ITV’s Love Island. In order to reenter the stand-up circuit, he embarked on a new tour of the UK in 2006.
He began working on the UK production of A Night in November at the Trafalgar Theater in London’s West End in 2007 and had a cameo appearance on the BBC’s third season of Inhabit the Apollo. Kielty was requested to take part in a combined, in-depth television discussion about the Northern Ireland peace process with Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahearn and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street in London. He returned to BBC Northern Ireland in 2016 to present new shows, such as the parody board game show Awful Language with Susan Calman and Paul Sinha. Following that, he served as the host of the BBC Two docuseries My Dad, the Peace Deal, and Me. In 2018, he presented a documentary.