Frank Skinner



The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (panellist)

Do the Right Thing (regular panellist)

Gag Tag (team captain)

Have I Got News for You (guest host and stand-in team captain)

I Love My Country (team captain)

Let's Dance for Comic Relief (guest judge)

Let's Dance for Sport Relief (guest judge)

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (guest host and captain)

Portrait Artist of the Year

Quiz Ball (non-broadcast pilot)

The Right Notes in the Wrong Order

Room 101


Stand-up comic probably best known for his collaborations with David Baddiel, namely the TV series Fantasy Football League and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned and the number one smash hit single Three Lions.


Also stood in as team captain on an episode of Have I Got News for You in 2008 when Paul Merton was ill.

Like fellow Brummie Adrian Chiles, Skinner is somewhat well known for his love of West Bromwich Albion FC.

His real name is Chris Collins but when he got his Equity card he had to pick a different stage name as they already had a Chris Collins on their books, so he "borrowed" the name Frank Skinner from a member of his dad's dominoes team.

One Three Lions skit, issued on a Euro 96 compilation album, features Baddiel and Skinner performing less-than-complimentary lyrics about Bruce Forsyth and Play Your Cards Right. ("Standing at the back / In the shade like a prat / With his fist on his forehead...")

Web links

Official site

Wikipedia entry


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