Robbins in April 2008, at the unveiling of
Fred Dibnah's statue.
Edward Maurice Robins|
11 August 1955
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
|Alma mater||Liverpool University|
broadcaster, radio DJ,
Jack Robbins |
|Relatives||Paul McCartney (first cousin once removed)|
Edward Maurice "Ted" Robbins (born 11 August 1955) is an English actor, television presenter and radio broadcaster and presents a Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Lancashire Ted has performed as a warm-up artist for numerous pre-recorded comedy shows that have been filmed before live studio audiences including Granada Television's Wood and Walters and Birds of a Feather which he returned to for the new series in 2014 and will again for its second outing in 2015, played the voice over in Catchphrase from 1994 to 1996 and returned in Roy Walker's penultimate series in 1998 and 1999, and the BBC's Little Britain. He also starred in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights (2001–02) for both series as Den Perry, the main "villain" and also the Governor in The Slammer. His most recent roles were in Benidorm in 2012 as Victor St. James. Also, Hank Zipzer in episode 8 playing Bob and Diddy Movies playing Vic Weinsteinberger.
On 31 January 2015, Robbins suffered a heart attack and collapsed on stage, clutching his chest, during his solo sketch at the opening night of the Phoenix Nights Live tour at the Manchester Arena. His health has improved since then and he has lost two stone.
He is an enthusiastic supporter of Rossendale RUFC, sometimes as a player but mainly to watch his son, Jack, who plays prop.
|2003||Calendar Girls||Fat Bike Man|
|2001–2002||Phoenix Nights||Den Perry|
|2006–2015||The Slammer||The Governor|
|2012||Benidorm||Victor St. James|
|2012–2014||Diddy Movies||Larry Weinsteinberger|
|2014||Hank Zipzer||Bob Bing|
|2015–2016||Coronation Street||Brendan Finch|
|2015||All at Sea||Santa Claus|
|2016–present||Diddy TV||Larry Weinsteinberger|
- "BBC Lancashire programme schedule". (for 15 April 2011). BBC Radio Lancashire. Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011. – the formatting of the archived page is slightly awry, but it provides schedule snapshot as a clear reference.
- Stuart, A. "Ted Robbins collapses on stage at Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights opening", Manchester Evening News, Manchester, 31 January 2015, Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Presenter profile: Ted Robbins". BBC Radio Lancashire. 30 June 2009. Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
- Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary - El Presidente
- Brennan, Stuart. "Review: Cinderella @ Stockport Plaza". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "Cinderella Panto, Liverpool Empire 2008 - 12 Days Of Christmas Song". Simmons Zo. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- Ted Robbins at the Internet Movie Database
- Radio Lancashire profile
- BBC Radio Lancashire – Presenter Profile
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