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Who is Mo Gilligan and is he single? Find out everything about the Gogglebox star...
If you’re in need of cheering up, it’s time to turn on the new series of Celebrity Gogglebox.
BAFTA-winning comedian Mo Gilligan has joined the line up for a second time, alongside his best mate Babatunde Aleshe.
So, as we sit down for another hilarious episode of the Channel 4 show, here’s what you need to know about comedian Mo.
Mo Gilligan is a 33-year-old stand up comedian, writer and presenter.
The star started his career by uploading comedy videos on his social media accounts while working in retail.
After going viral in 2017, rapper Drake even quoted some of his comedy on his own Instagram, which shot him to fame.
In 2018, Mo became the co-host of Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show and later that year he paired up with Claudia Winkleman to compete on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
He also hosts The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, which launched in July 2019 on Channel 4, and debuted his first Stand Up special on Netflix ‘Momentum’ the same year.
More recently, fans of The Great British Bake Off might also recognise him from his appearance on the charity version of the show in April.
Mo was nominated for TV Presenter Of The Year at this year’s National Television Awards.
Last year, he was also nominated for The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award at the BAFTAs, as well as Best Entertainment Show, Best Newcomer and Best Breakthrough at the Royal Television Society.
The talented star was also named The Funniest Man in Britain by The Times and his debut Coupla Cans stand up tour sold 50,000 tickets including a two week West End residency.
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While Mo keeps his private life away from the spotlight, in 2018 he revealed to the Evening Standard he was in a relationship with Hollyoaks actress Sophie Wise.
But with no other mention of her since then, it is unclear whether they are still together.
You can find Mo on Instagram @mothecomedian. The star is regularly giving snippets of his hilarious stand up routines, as well as sharing funny videos with his 687k followers.
It’s unclear when Mo and Babatunde became friends, but as they’re both successful comedians, they presumably met while working in the entertainment industry.