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The Masked Dancer UK announces replacement for Mo Gilligan on series 2

The Masked Dancer UK has unveiled a very special replacement for Mo Gilligan in series 2. The comedian will be very busy touring later this year, so won't have time to devote to a full series of the ITV reality competition this time around. To replace him, ITV has only picked one of the most revered players in the England football team's history!
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Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo to Life review – superstar comic just keeps rising

Mo Gilligan performed no fewer than 10 nights at the 3,000-seat Hammersmith Apollo last autumn, a run now captured for posterity by this second Netflix special. In the UK, Gilligan’s star just keeps rising. Whether the rest of the world will fall for his tales of Magnum ice-creams, Shepherd’s Bush shopping centres and geezers down the pub remains to be seen. You wouldn’t bet against it. Beyond its local colour, Gilligan’s anthropological comedy – on being skint, being in relationships, and being out on the town – can probably be enjoyed by anyone.

Mo Gilligan reflects on 2011 Tweet wishing to host the Brit Awards: ‘I did it’

Mo Gilligan has reflected after his 2011 bid to host the Brit Awards finally came true.The comedian has grown in popularity in recent years, and has secured high-profile presenting gigs as well as sold-out stand-up tours.In November 2021, it was announced that he’d be the next host of the Brits. He replaced Jack Whitehall, who had been on hosting duties for four years in a row.However, back in 2011, Gilligan first publicly shared his wish to take on the gig.In a message to his Twitter followers, he wrote: “In 2013 I need to host the #MOBO’s or #TheBritAwards *Fingers...

Brit Awards host Mo Gilligan apologises for swearing live on air

Mo Gilligan has apologised for swearing live during this year's Brit Awards. During tonight's (February 8) televised ceremony, Gilligan dropped an F-bomb while doing a spot-on Liam Gallagher impression. Later on, Gilligan said he was sorry for his faux pas in a segment with Olivia Rodrigo – who won Song...

Brit Awards: Mo Gilligan ‘extremely excited’ to host and ‘have a boogy’ to Adele’s music

Mo Gilligan has said he is “extremely excited” to host the Brit Awards on Tuesday night, adding that he is looking forward to seeing Adele perform in the flesh.“It’s an amazing occasion and I’m a big fan of music so it’s nice to be hosting something I love,” the comedian said, revealing that he is a little nervous ahead of the big night.Gilligan picked Adele as the most exciting performer of the evening, suggesting that he can’t wait to “have a boogey” to the music on-stage.Sign up to our newsletters here.

Channel 4 renews The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

NEWS BRIEF: UK commercially funded pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered a third and fourth season of entertainment chat show The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan. Produced by Expectation and Gilligan’s production company Momo G, the series features games, sketches, music and chat with stars that have previously included Riz Ahmed, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer. Executive Producers are Ben Wicks and Rhe-an Archibald for Expectation and Pollyanna McGirr and David Geli for Momo G. Commissioners are Phil Harris, head of entertainment, and Tom Beck, commissioning editor and head of live events, at C4.

BRIT Awards 2022: Genderless categories, four new genre awards and new host Mo Gilligan announced for next year's ceremony

It's been announced that next year's BRIT Awards will scrap gendered categories, as well as welcoming first-time host Mo Gilligan. Previously, awards in the ceremony had split male and female artists, but this will be done away with for 2022. Now, a single Artist of the Year award will replace the British Male and British Female awards.

BRIT Awards remove gendered awards for 2022, announce Mo Gilligan as host

Mo Gilligan is set to host the 2022 BRIT Awards as a host of new changes for next year’s ceremony have been announced, including the removal of Male and Female categories. As revealed back in September, next year’s awards will take place on February 8 at The O2 in London and will be broadcast live on ITV.

Mo Gilligan: ‘My greatest achievement? Getting a house. I didn’t think that was possible’

Born in London, Mo Gilligan, 33, began his career uploading comedy clips to social media, and was given his own Channel 4 series, The Lateish Show, in 2019. His Netflix special, Momentum, has been released in 190 countries, and he won the 2020 Bafta for best entertainment performance. He produced and fronted the Channel 4 documentary Mo Gilligan: Black, British and Funny. Currently touring his show There’s Mo to Life, he stars in the latest Purplebricks advertising campaign. He lives in London.
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Mo Gilligan says that his teachers inspired him to be successful

On Lorraine this morning, comedian Mo Gilligan said that praise from teachers is important. Speaking to any teachers watching, he suggested that children should be told when they are ‘really good’ at something. Gilligan stated that children and teenagers can get into a position where they aren’t sure what they...

Celebrity Gogglebox viewers applaud Mo Gilligan for perfectly summing up racism against England players

Celebrity Gogglebox viewers are praising Mo Gilligan for his perfect summary of the racism aimed at England’s Black footballers.The 33-year-old comedian appeared on the Channel 4 entertainment series alongside fellow stand-up star Babatunde Aleshe on Friday night (16 July).The pair were shown watching news reports about the torrent of racist abuse against Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after they missed their penalties against Italy in the Euro 2020 final last Sunday (11 July).“It’s that classic thing of, like, when you’re doing well, you’re English. If you’re not doing well, you’re Black,” Gilligan said.“It is just a game,...
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Mo Gilligan on The Lateish Show, #MerkyBooks and the power of comedy

There was a time when Mo Gilligan did not know if he was good enough to have his own show. But, after years of uploading clips of his comedy online, the 33-year-old Londoner started finding more mainstream success – and has since forged himself a hugely successful TV career. A...

Mo Gilligan: Comedian surprises pupils with Brit School return

Mo Gilligan surprised hundreds of students at his former school following the announcement he will be the first black host of the Brit Awards. The stand-up comedian, 33, is donating his fee for hosting the ceremony to Five X More, a charity which aims to improve black women’s maternal outcomes in the UK.