Angus Deayton

English television presenter, actor, writer, comedian

Gordon Angus Deayton (born 6 January 1956) is an English actor, television presenter, writer, musician, comedian, and broadcaster. He was the original presenter of the BBC satirical panel game show Have I Got News for You. He was fired from the show in October 2002, after more negative tabloid articles about his personal life. From 2007 to 2008, he was the host of the BBC One British comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?.

Angus Deayton
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Deayton in March 2007
Born
Gordon Angus Deayton

(1956-01-06) 6 January 1956 (age 66)
Surrey, England
Occupation
  • Actor
  • television presenter
  • writer
  • musician
  • comedian
  • broadcaster
Years active1980–present
Known for
  • Television
  • stand-up
Style
  • Political satire
  • character comedy
TelevisionOne Foot in the Grave (1990–2000)
Have I Got News for You (1990–2002)
Nighty Night (2004–2005)
Pramface (2012–2014)
Waterloo Road (2013–2015)
Partner(s)Helen Atkinson-Wood
Stephanie de Sykes
Lise Mayer (1991–2015)
Children1

He also played Victor Meldrew's long-suffering neighbour Patrick Trench in the BBC One comedy series One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000), and George Windsor in the final three series of the BBC One school-based drama series Waterloo Road (2013–2015).

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