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A SUPERSTAR IN THE MAKING - BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

Comedian, presenter, actor and writer, Stephen Bailey is a proud northern, working class, gay man.  

The multi-award nominated star’s brand of gossipy humour has singled him out as one of the UK’s most sought-after talents for comedy and entertainment formats. As well as boasting over 100k followers on Instagram after one of his videos was shared by none other than Melissa McCarthy.

Stephen’s credits include hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and appearing on shows including Unbreakable (BBC One), co-host on Date or Drop (BBC One) alongside Amanda Holden, Would I Lie To You. Richard Osman's House of Games, Celebrity Bridge of Lies & Celebrity Weakest Link (BBC One), Between The Covers & Strictly: It Takes Two (BBC Two), Pointless Celebrities (BBC One), Live from Barry Island (BBC Wales), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), The Apprentice: You’re Fired & Sara Cox's Between The Covers (BBC Two), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (ITV) and a regular CelebAbility (ITV2).

In 2024, Stephen also joined the cast of the hit Channel 5 comedy-drama, The Madame Blanc Mysteries as the menacing John Marsden

Most recently, he has recorded BBC's new stand-up show Live From Barry Island and his debut BBC Radio 4 stand-up special "Stephen Bailey: One of Many"

After performing on Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), he was commissioned to record his own 30 minute comedy special which aired on the channel in 2019. Over lockdown Stephen wrote and starred in his own mini-series Comedians in Quarantine: House Olympics for Comedy Central and now co-hosts "Did You Just Say That?" podcast with fellow comedian Zoe Lyons and together in 2023, they host the prestigious British Podcast Awards.

As well as being a prominent talent on the UK comedy circuit, he has also supported the biggest names in stand-up, including Katherine Ryan, Jenny Eclair, Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican.

Stephen’s quick-wit, playful sarcasm and enigmatic charm captivates instantly. He has already made a name for himself hosting Celebs on the Farm (Channel 5), Celebs on the Ranch (MTV) and Takeshi’s Castle (Comedy Central). He was the resident Agony Uncle on Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side(Channel 5).

Stephen is also the narrator of ITV Be’s Ferne McCann: First Time Mum and narrated Channel 4's new dating show Five Dates A Week.

 

He has guest hosted for Sunday Takeover (Virgin Radio), The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio), Drivetime with Eamonn Holmes (TalkRadio), The Breakfast Show (Gaydio) and The Sunday Sessions with Laura Whitmore (BBC 5Live) and is a regular host on The Comedy Club on BBC Radio 4

He is also a proudly passionate ambassador of LGBTQ+ rights and representation within the media industry, as celebrated by leading publications including Attitude Magazine. 

A RISING STAR - THE SUN

BAILEY HAS A NATURAL CHEMISTRY WITHIS AUDIENCE AND THIS IS WHERE HE TRULY COMES INTO HIS OWN - BROADWAY BABY

A NATURAL TALENT FOR MAKING AUDIENCES LAUGH – METRO

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