Des Clarke is one of the UK's most exciting rising stars. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and one of television and radio's hottest...Read More
Des Clarke is one of the UK's most exciting rising stars. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and one of television and radio's hottest presenters.
Des is a much loved voice on the airwaves and can currently be heard waking up central Scotland every morning as host of the Capital Breakfast Show. Des's radio work has earned him widespread industry recognition, winning a British Radio Award and receiving nominations in both the Arqiva and Sony Awards.
Over the years he has interviewed some of the showbiz world’s biggest names including Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, One Direction and Kylie.
It all began for Des when he won a nationwide search to host the iconic Saturday morning show SM:TV Live. This weekly two hour broadcast showcased his abilities both as a comedian and presenter, including character sketches, celebrity interviews and comic monologues.
That led to an impressive TV career with presenting credits ranging from the STV Appeal, Invention SOS, Club Cupid and Sportsround to his breakthrough into prime time television as anchor of BBC Scotland’s Children in Need.
Stand up comedy remains Des’s first love and he performs his own solo shows annually at the Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival. He has toured the world with his unique brand of observational humour, appearing on stage in New York, Dubai, Australia and Los Angeles. Des has also received critical acclaim for his comedy, winning Chortle Best Newcomer and the ITV Golden Mic Award.
A high profile newspaper columnist and after dinner speaker too, Des Clarke has rapidly established himself as an exceptional all round performer.Read Less
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