While former TOWIE star Gemma Collins clearly takes centre stage of her own show, the voice behind the ITVBe series has now caught viewers’ attention.
As Gemma takes on a series of tasks, such as rowing a boat and visiting caged animals, fans are curious about the narrator talking us through the star’s daily life and mishaps.
After The Guardian described the voiceover as what “seems like a joke played for the meme crowd”, we decided to explore who that narrator is. So who is the Gemma Collins: Diva Forever voiceover? Meet Angus Deayton!
Who is the Gemma Collins: Diva Forever narrator?
- Angus Deayton
Angus is a British actor who is best known for being the original presenter on Have I Got News For You until October 2002.
The 64-year-old, from Surrey, was dismissed from the job following tabloid allegations about his personal life.
He was also the host of panel show Would I Lie To You from 2007 to 2008, and appeared as Victor Meldrew’s neighbour Patrick Trench in the comedy series One Foot In The Grave.
Before he made it in the television world, Angus had a trial for Crystal Palace and was thought of as a promising footballer.
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Where else have we seen Angus Deayton?
Angus began his career in journalism at Radio Active, a parody radio station, from 1981 to 1987.
Then for several years, he was in all three series of the Emmy award-winning sketch comedy programme Alexei Sayle’s Stuff.
In September 2007, Deayton hosted the third series of Hell’s Kitchen before presenting Comedy Sketchbook a year later.
Viewers might also recognise his Diva Forever voice from his appearance in BBC’s Waterloo Road in 2012, first as a teacher and later in a further series as deputy head George Windsor.
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Angus Deayton: Family
The Diva Forever voiceover was in a long-term relationship with scriptwriter Lise Mayer from 1991 to 2015.
The pair share son Isaac, who is around 19 years old.
Before that, he was in a relationship with actress Helen Atkinson-Wood, who he allegedly rescued when she was caught in a rip tide while swimming at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia.
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