Ted Robbins

Ted Robbins

Robbins in April 2008, at the unveiling of
Fred Dibnah's statue.
Born Edward Maurice Robins
(1955-08-11) 11 August 1955
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Liverpool University
Occupation Actor, comedian,
broadcaster, radio DJ,
radio personality,
voice-over artist,
television personality
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Judy Robbins
Children Jack Robbins
Molly 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[1] 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.[2] 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.

He guest starred as Barry Quid in Series 10 of Birds of a Feather and also in the comedy series The League of Gentlemen as Tony Cluedo, singer of Crème Brulee.

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.[3] His health has improved since then and he has lost two stone.[4]

Personal life

He is an enthusiastic supporter of Rossendale RUFC, sometimes as a player but mainly to watch his son, Jack, who plays prop.[5]

Ted Robbins is also the President of Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in Edenfield, Lancashire.[6] He is the brother of actresses Kate and Amy Robbins and is a first cousin once removed of Paul McCartney.

Ted has performed in panto at the Charter Theatre, Preston and in 2014 he performed Cinderella at the Stockport Plaza.[7] He also performed in Cinderella at the Liverpool Empire in 2008.[8]



Year Title Role
2003 Calendar Girls Fat Bike Man[9]


Year Title Role
2001–2002 Phoenix Nights Den Perry
2006–2015 The Slammer The Governor
2011–present Mount Pleasant Terry
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


  1. "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.
  2. http://www.celebrityappearance.co.uk/television/ted-robbins
  3. 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.
  4. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/coronation-street-ted-robbins-spotted-6257847
  5. "Presenter profile: Ted Robbins". BBC Radio Lancashire. 30 June 2009. Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  6. Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary - El Presidente
  7. Brennan, Stuart. "Review: Cinderella @ Stockport Plaza". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  8. "Cinderella Panto, Liverpool Empire 2008 - 12 Days Of Christmas Song". Simmons Zo. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  9. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337909/?ref_=nmbio_mbio
Preceded by
Allan Stewart
Host of Chain Letters
Succeeded by
Vince Henderson
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