Ellie Taylor

Ellie Taylor (born November 28, 1983) is an English comedian, television presenter, and media personality. She has presented Live at the Apollo and Snog Marry Avoid?, has appeared on QI, Mock the Week, and Would I Lie To You?, and is a regular on the BBC Two satirical news show The Mash Report.[1][2]

Early life

Taylor was born in Brentwood in Essex.[3] She studied English Literature at the University of York.[3][4] She was spotted by a model agency scout while interning for FHM magazine but decided against modelling and went into events planning.[5]

Career

She was discovered on ITV series Show Me the Funny, an X Factor-style contest for aspiring stand-up comedians. In 2014, Taylor performed her debut show Elliementery at the Laughing Horse as part of the Edinburgh free fringe programme.[6]

In June 2015, she made her debut in the 14th series of BBC Two's Mock the Week.[7] She has appeared in every series since.[8]

In March 2016, Taylor appeared in the third series of CBBC's panel show The Dog Ate My Homework.[9] She appeared a second time later that month.[10]

In September 2016, Taylor had a recurring role in The Lodge as Christina. Taylor also plays Gloria, the next-door business-owner to the main characters in ITV2 Ancient Roman comedy series Plebs.[8]

In 2017, Taylor became a regular fill-in for Emma Bunton on London's Heart Radio breakfast show.

Since July 2017, she has been a regular on BBC2 satirical comedy sketch series The Mash Report, appearing as Susan, a newsreader.[11] A clip of her performance later went viral, after it was posted across social media by musician Madonna.[12]

In 2018, Taylor appeared in an advert for Stowford Press cider.[13]

On 5 July 2018, It was announced Taylor and Anna Whitehouse would host a new talk show on radio station Heart FM on Sunday nights from 10pm to 1am.[14] The show later became available as a podcast, Ellie and Anna Have Issues.[15]

Taylor has been a regular on the BBC TV stand-up-comedy programme Live at the Apollo, both as a featured act and as a host.[16]

In 2019, her half-hour stand-up special Cravings was released on Netflix as part of Comedians of the World.[17]

Taylor has also been a guest on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Pointless Celebrities, Insert Name Here, QI, The Last Leg, Big Brother's Bit on the Side, and Show Me the Funny.[8] In 2011, she won Company magazine's Lady HaHa title. In 2012, she replaced Jenny Frost as the presenter of Snog, Marry, Avoid? on BBC Three. She was one of the team leaders on the comedy panel show Fake Reaction. In 2013, she appeared in an episode of the HBO mockumentary series Family Tree.

In 2019 she again became a fill in presenter on Heart but now for Amanda Holden on Heart national Breakfast alongside regular host Jamie Theakston.

In December 2019, it was announced that Taylor would step down from her Heart FM show in order to focus on her TV commitments.

Live tours

  • Ellie Taylor: Elliementary (2015)
  • Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety (2016)
  • Ellie Taylor: This Guy (2017–2018)
  • Ellie Taylor: Don't Got This (2019)

Television and radio credits

Personal life

Taylor married reporter Phil Black in London in 2014.[18]

References

  1. "Biography". Ellie Taylor Comedy. 2012. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. "BBC – BBC Three – Blog: Snog, Marry, Avoid? New series, new presenter!". Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. Dessau, Bruce (13 July 2017). "Ellie Taylor on motherhood, modelling and the Edinburgh Fringe". Evening Standard.
  4. "Show Me the Funny". Archived from the original on 25 January 2012.
  5. Dessau, Bruce (13 July 2017). "Ellie Taylor interview: If it all ends tomorrow I can say I did it and nobody can take that away from me". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  6. Black, Suzanne (10 August 2014). "Ellie Taylor: Elliementary – Edinburgh Festival". The List. The List Ltd. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  7. Eames, Tom (28 May 2014). "Mock the Week to celebrate 10th birthday with 14th series". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 19 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  8. "Ellie Taylor – IMDb". Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  9. "The Dog Ate My Homework Series 3, Episode 9 – British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 2016-11-20. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  10. Guide, British Comedy. "The Dog Ate My Homework Series 3, Episode 12 – British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 2016-11-20. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  11. Dessau, Bruce (13 July 2017). "Ellie Taylor interview: If it all ends tomorrow I can say I did it and nobody can take that away from me". Evening Standard. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  12. "The Mash Report's in Vogue with Madonna". 16 January 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  13. Woolfson, Daniel. "New Stowford Press cider TV ad to air over summer". The Grocer. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  14. "Ellie Taylor and Anna Whitehouse host Sunday night's on Heart".
  15. "Ellie and Anna Have Issues: Don't miss Heart's hilarious podcast".
  16. "BBC Two – Live at the Apollo, Series 14, Episode 1". BBC. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  17. Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Comedians Of The World: Ellie Taylor – Cravings : Reviews 2019 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  18. "TV presenter Ellie Taylor marries CNN reporter Phil Black". London Wedding Photographer David Pullum. 2014-12-29. Archived from the original on 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
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