Who is Patrick Kielty?
Patrick Kielty is a comedian and television personality from Northern Ireland. He is also an award-winning stand-up comedian and broadcaster, with credits on the BBC’s PK Tonight, Patrick Kielty Almost Live, and Live at the Apollo. Additionally, he has also featured in CH4’s Last Chance Lottery and Stand Up For The Week.
Profile of Patrick Kielty
|Full Name||Patrick Kielty|
|Popular As||Patrick Kielty|
|Birthdate||January 31, 1971|
|Place of Birth||County Down, United Kingdom|
|Profession||Comedian, Host, Actor and Television Personality|
|Race / Ethnicity||Irish-Northerman|
|Age||50 years old|
|Height||5’10 (178 cm)|
|Parents||Jack Kielty (Father) & Mary Kielty (Mother)|
|Children||2 (Milo & James)|
|Net Worth||$8 Million USD|
Patrick Kielty is a well-known comic and television presenter. He is well-recognized for hosting a number of television and radio shows. His television credits include The Afternoon Show, Patrick Kielty Almost Live, and Ask Rhod Gilbert.
Early-life, Family & Education of Patrick Kielty
Patrick Kielty was born in County Down, Northern Ireland, in the year 1971, January 31. Later, his family relocated to Dunfrum, where he and his three brothers grew up. Jack Kielty, his father, was a businessman. Similarly, Mary Kielty is his mother’s name. sadly, his father died tragically when he was only 16 years old.
As per reports, Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) shot and killed Patrick Kielty’s father, believing him to be a high-ranking IRA member. Sources within Sinn Fein have since refuted this allegation.
Additionally, Patrick has also revealed that he worked as a landscape gardener in California when he was 18.
Accordingly, Patrick earned his degree from Queen’s University Belfast. However, the details regarding his education are not disclosed. Besides, Kielty is a devout Catholic.
Patrick’s Career as a Comedian
Patrick Kielty commenced his career as a stand-up comedian during his college days. At the beginning, Patrick began his stand-up career in 1992 as the host of The Empire Laughs Back, Belfast’s first comedy club.
Eventually, Patrick Kielty launched his own comedy club, Comedy Club at the Empire, after graduating from Queen’s University in Belfast. Additionally, h e also worked at a comedy club named ‘Empire Laughs Back’ with his fellow classmate Jackie Hamilton.
Additionally, Patrick is also an accomplished television host. He not only co-hosted Love Island in 2005, but he also hosted Patrick Kielty Almost Live on the BBC for several seasons. Moreover, he hosted the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in Dublin’s Croke Park.
Similarly, Kielty hosted Comic Relief does Fame Academy again in 2007 with Claudia Winkleman. Likewise, in June 2010, he took over as host of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week. In addition, Patrick hosted a quiz program ‘Debatable’ in 2016 on BBC Two. Also, he hosted the BBC One documentary ‘My Dad, The Peace Deal, and Me’ in 2018.
- Kielty was named Guinness Entertainer of the Year in 1990.
- Similarly, he also won the Best Newcomer Award at the Royal Television Society Awards in 1996.
- Nevertheless, he has also won the Grierson UK documentary host of the year award in the past.
Jokes & Sandals of Patrick Kielty
Patrick has been involved in some scandals over his long and successful career. He had a culture clash with Fame Academy “tutor” Richard Park. Similarly, Patrick apologized for making jokes about Madeleine McCann in September 2007.
Kielty’s Career as an Actor
Patrick has established himself amongst the successful actors. His RTS-winning ‘Mullholland Drive’ and BAFTA-nominated ‘My Dad, The Peace Deal, and Me’ both received critical acclaim. Furthermore, ‘ Patrick Kielty:100 Years of Union’, his most recent film, recently premiered on BBC1 to critical and popular acclaim. In addition, he appeared in dramas. His famous works include ‘A Night in November’ and ‘Grand Opera House’.
Additionally, Marie Jones’s ‘A Night in November’, for which he got a ‘What’s On Stage’ nomination, is among his other performing accolades. Meanwhile, his latest stand-up tour, “Borderline”, will begin throughout March in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Accordingly, Patrick will make his movie debut in the film “Ballywalte” in 2022. Seána Kerslake, an IFTA nominee, will co-star with him. Moreover, it is Prasanna Puwanarajah’s debut feature film. In particular, Stacey Gregg wrote Ballywalter, which is produced by Empire Street Productions.
Is Patrick married?
Yes, Patrick is indeed a married man. He has been married to television host Cat Deeley for a long time. Kielty and Cat Deeley co-hosted Fame Academy in 2005. Subsequently, the couple married seven years later, in the autumn of 2012 on Saturday 29 September.
Who is Patrick’s Wife?
Kielty’s wife Cat Deeley is an English model and television presenter. The famous couple tied their nuptials in a private affair in Rome. Similarly, Milo was born on January 19, 2016 which the couple announced on social media. Likewise, on June 22, 2018, they welcomed their second son, James Patrick, into the world.
Formerly, he was in a relationship with Amanda Byram in 1999. They were engaged until 2003, when they called off their engagement. Moreover, he is said to have dated Kathy Lloyd in 1997.
Physique of Patrick
Kielty has a strong physique. He stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall (178 cm). Likewise, he has blue eyes and blonde hair as well. However, his other body measurements as well as body weight are unknown.
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Net worth of Patrick Kielty
Patrick is an Irish comedian as well as a television personality. His net worth is reported to be in the range of $8 million dollars. Accordingly, he makes a lot of money from his successful professional comedy shows as well as his media career.