Who is Andrew Maxwell? I'm A Celebrity 2019 contestant's age, comedy career and kids revealed

12 November 2019, 13:18

The Irish comedian is a late edition to I'm A Celebrity 2019 line-up.
The Irish comedian is a late edition to I'm A Celebrity 2019 line-up. Picture: ITV / Twitter

The Irish funnyman is best known for narrating MTV's Ex on the Beach and tours the UK with his hit comedy show.

Andrew Maxwell has joined the glittering I'm A Celebrity line-up as a surprise late edition.

The Irish comedian will head Down Under for this year's creepy crawly-filled competition as he takes a break from touring.

But who is the TV star and what is he famous for? Here's everything you need to know about Andrew.

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Andrew Maxwell is known for narrating MTV's Ex on the Beach.
Andrew Maxwell is known for narrating MTV's Ex on the Beach. Picture: ITV

Who is Andrew Maxwell?

Andrew Maxwell was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 3rd December 1974.

After leaving Mount Temple Comprehensive School, the Irish funnyman decided to pursue a career in comedy.

He has since made a name for himself in the business and skips between political panel shows and live stand-up.

The cheeky chap is now married with three children and currently lives in the Kent countryside after relocating from London.

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The Dublin-born funnyman has appeared on a string of popular panel shows, including QI and Mock The Week.
The Dublin-born funnyman has appeared on a string of popular panel shows, including QI and Mock The Week. Picture: Twitter

What is Andrew Maxwell famous for?

Andrew Maxwell is a stand-up comedian best known for narrating MTV's Ex on the Beach.

The 44-year-old first started performing in 1992 and went on to find success in the industry by booking warm-up slots at gigs across the country.

He has since appeared on a string of popular panel shows, including QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock The Week, Breaking The News and Comedy Central's Roast Battle.

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The father-of-three has also performed all over the UK with his hit show Slight Return, from Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Channel Four’s Secret Policeman’s Ball.

Andrew even enjoyed a taste of reality TV last year when he won Celebrity Mastermind 2018 by answering questions on his specialist subject: Lebanon.

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What has Andrew said about going into the jungle?

The self-confessed politics junkie revealed he's looking forward to taking a break from all the Brexit chat.

Speaking about his upcoming experience in Oz, he said: "I am a massive current affairs junkie but to be honest, even I have had enough (of politics!).

"I will still vote in the general election but the idea of missing all the guff because I am doing a Bushtucker Trial does tickle me quite a bit!"

He continued: “I am really looking forward to being in Australia and being part of this year’s I’m a Celebrity.

"It was a no brainer when they asked me and I said ‘yes’ immediately."