Stephen Bailey

Comedian & Broadcaster

Stephen Bailey is a comedian, presenter, television personality and writer, whose friendly and open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment and an in demand talent for all things showbiz and entertainment.

​He is the narrator of ITV Be’s Ferne McCann: First Time Mum and took over as host of Takeshi’s Castle on Comedy Central, following in the footsteps of Craig Charles, Jonathan Ross and Roman Kemp.

Additionally, hosted three series of Celebs on the Farm/Ranch (Channel 5), has most recently starred in Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Celebrity Coach Trip (E4) and Love Island: Aftersun & the second series of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2).

​Stephen 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) until the end of their runs.

​He’s also appeared on many TV shows including Coronation Street & Good Morning Britain (ITV), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), Roast Battle, Takeshi’s Castle & Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Safeword, CelebAbility & The Great Xmas Rant (ITV2), Wardrobe Secrets (ITVBe), Celebrity Advice Bureau (W), Celebrity 5 Go Camping, Do The Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth, It’s Not Me, It’s You & The Jeremy Vine Show (Channel 5).

​In 2019, Comedy Central Live – Stephen Bailey; his first 30-minute stand-up special was released. In 2018 he was nominated for best newcomer in the I Talk Telly Awards 2018 and in 2017, he was named one of Attitude Magazine’s Top 100 Celebrity Bachelors 2017.

As for live, Stephen has previously supported Katherine Ryan and Jenny Éclair on their sold-out UK tours, as well as having three sold out tours himself.

​In the radio world, he has guest hosted 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). Additionally, has featured on The Art’s Show with Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 and Russell Kane’s BBC podcast ‘Evil Genius’.

​Stephen also performs at corporate and private events for companies including Sainsburys, Brighton Pride, & Paddy Power. He is available for after dinner comedy sets, hosting, Q&A sessions and more.

​As well as being a working-class, ginger, gay, northern comic, he is also a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do, has a degree in French & Spanish.