Mo Gilligan Biography
Mo Gilligan is a stand-up comedian and a writer. He is also known as the first Black presenter of the BRIT Annual Awards ceremony. He hosted The BRIT Awards 2022. Additionally, he is a judge on The Masked Singer UK since the second series in 2020, and a judge on The Masked Dancer UK since 2021.
Mo Gilligan Age
He is 34 years old. He was born on February 19, 1988, in Lambeth, London, United Kingdom.
Mo Gilligan Height
He is 6 feet 2 inches (1.87m) tall.
Mo Gilligan Nationality
Gilligan is British by nationality.
Mo Gilligan Education
He began his interest in comedy whilst attending a performing arts school in Pimlico.
Mo Gilligan Parents
Mo whose full name is Mosiah Gilligan was born to British parents of Jamaican and St. Lucian descent. His mother was born in Wales while his father is from Brixton. His parents separated when he was 5 years old but continued to raise him together while living in Camberwell, London.
Mo Gilligan Wife
Gilligan isn’t married. However, he is dating Sophie Wise. He confirmed he was dating former Hollyoaks actress Sophie who played Carly in the Channel 4 soap in 2015, in 2018. Currently, the couple lives together in his new home in North London.
“I looked at Surrey, a lot of people in TV move out there, but I work a lot in London so I bought in North London. I bought a five-bedroom semi-detached house,” Gilligan said.
“I’m the first person in my family to buy a property so it’s a big deal. A lot of my family and friends will be coming over.”
Gilligan started his house hunt in January last year and tried Forest Hill but he kept getting recognized. He said: “[It was] nice but not when you’re looking for a house and want a level of privacy. He plans to do a little renovating and decorating, adding: “Hopefully one day my kids will grow up in this house. Me and my girlfriend won’t be moving for a little while.”
However, when it comes to decor, it sounds like it will be Sophie’s choice as Gilligan said: “A lot of it will be my girlfriend’s choice. She’s been on Pinterest for years.
“I once bought a rug, she saw it, said it was horrible, and it’s been rolled up ever since. I got it from Ikea. It was like an old Persian rug but had ‘Keep Off’ written on the pattern. I thought it was cool, but she hated it.”
Mo Gilligan The BRIT Awards 2022
On February 8, 2022, Mo made his debut hosting the Brit awards taking over from Jack Whitehall who presented it for four years. He is also making history this year as the first Black presenter of the annual awards ceremony, and before the show, he admitted it was an “absolute privilege” to be leading the ceremony this year.
He said at the time: “It’s an absolute privilege to host the 2022 BRIT Awards. I’m truly honored to be asked. I promise we’re going to give it all – we’ve got to create an incredible night for music fans everywhere. Let’s go!”
Viewers were fascinated with his performance as they took to Twitter to praise him. One wrote: “Omg Mo Gilligan presenting the brits this year. Thank u.” Another said: “Petition for Mo to present the Brits every year from now on.” And a third said: “Mo Gilligan is brilliant.”
Mo, however, apologized after swearing live on air as he hosted the BRIT Awards 2022. Apologizing for his faux pas, he admitted he had “got carried away”, as veteran presenter Maya reassured him that it happens to everyone before the duo decided to down a shot each.
“I got carried away,” he said as he addressed the camera about his slip-up.”
Other Shows Hosted by Mo Gilligan
- The Big Narstie Show
The show debuted on June 29, 2018, on Channel 4 with rapper Big Narstie. He also paired up with Claudia Winkleman to compete on the 2018 edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the Year also on Channel 4, which they won.
- The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
It debuted on 19 July 2019 on Channel 4. Later on, his first comedy special on Netflix, Mo Gilligan: Momentum, was released globally in 190 countries.
- The Masked Singer UK
He is a panelist on the second series of The Masked Singer UK replacing Ken Jeong. He joined judges Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, and Davina McCall.
On 4 March 2021, ITV announced Gilligan would become a panelist on the spin-off of The Masked Singer UK, The Masked Dancer UK.
Since June 2020, Gilligan has appeared on the second and third series of Celebrity Gogglebox, as well as the Stand Up to Cancer special of Gogglebox alongside Comedian Babatunde Alesha.
Prior to venturing into comedy, Gillian was working in retail, when he began uploading comedy videos on his social media accounts. His videos became popular and customers began recognizing him. Gillian’s breakout moment came in 2017 when he was spotted by Canadian rapper Drake, who quoted some of his comedy on his own Instagram account. His influences include Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock; he did his first lengthy show after watching a Chris Rock stand-up film.
Mo Gilligan Book
He is the author of That Moment When: Life Stories from Way Back Then, published in September 2021.
Mo Gilligan Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of £18 million.
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