FROM Family Fortunes to the Corrie cobbles, Les Dennis’ telly career has spanned over almost 4 decades.
Here’s all you need to know about the impertinent chappy…
Who is Les Dennis?
Les Dennis is a 64-year-old presenter, actor and comedian.
He was innate in Liverpool, where his father worked in a betting shop and mom in a factory.
Les has been married 3 times. In 1974 he marry Lynne Webster until they got divorced in 1990 before famously marrying Amanda Holden in 1995.
Their matrimony lasted until 2003 and he after marry Claire Nicholson in 2009.
He has 3 children: Philip Heseltine, Thomas Christopher and Eleanor Grace.
Which programmes has Les Dennis starred in?
Les Dennis is best famous for presenting Family Fortunes from 1987 to 2001.
Prior to this, he took partial in a series of comedy and impressionist TV series including The Laughter Show.
Following his exit from Family Fortunes, he also done guest appearances in Casualty, Merseybeat, Family Affairs and Hotel Babylon.
He seemed on Celebrity Big Brother in 2002 while his matrimony to Amanda Holden was breaking down.
Who was Les Dennis’ comedy partner Dustin Gee?
Dustin Gee (born Gerald Harrison) was an impressionist and comedian from York.
He shaped a double act with Les Dennis and first seemed with him in 1975 on the ITV showcase Who do you do?
They also starred in Russ Abbot’s Madhouse in which they polished their waggish impressions of Corrie’s Vera Duckworth and Mavis Riley.
Dustin died of a heart attack in 1986 at the age of 43.
Who did Les Dennis play in Coronation Street?
Les played Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street from 2014 until 2016.
Michael originally first stepped onto the cobbles as a former crook who tried to burgle Gail Platt’s house.
He eventually married Gail Platt but they separate after she lied to him.
Michael also had a brief attribute with Eileen Grimshaw but this finished when Pat Phelan interfered.
Les exited Corrie after his impression finished up failing of a heart attack while Phelan watched.
Has Les Dennis taken partial in any reality TV shows?
In 2002, Les Dennis took partial in Celebrity Big Brother – something which he regrets.
During the time his matrimony to Amanda Holden was exploding but he had designed to “reinvent” himself.
Speaking in his autobiography Must The Show Go On? about the knowledge some 6 years later, he said: “Hands up – we now accept that we was having an romantic predicament on live television.”
Then, in 2013, he took partial in Celebrity MasterChef and done it to the final alongside Janet Street-Porter and leader Ade Edmonson.