Seann Walsh

Sean Walsh (born 2 December 1985), known professionally as Seann Walsh, is an English comedian and actor.

Sean Walsh
Seann Walsh, Glastonbury Festival, 2019
Birth nameSean Walsh
Born (1985-12-02) 2 December 1985
Lewisham, London, England
Years active2006-present
WebsiteOfficial website

Early life

Walsh was born in Lewisham in London, but was brought up in Brighton.[1][2][3] He left school with one GCSE examination pass, in Drama.[1][2]


Walsh is a graduate of Jill Edwards'[4] comedy workshops and performed his first gig in November 2006. He won several awards early in his career including Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (2009)[5] and Chortle Best Newcomer (2009).[6] Walsh supported Stephen K. Amos on his 2008/09 Find the Funny and 2009/10 The Feelgood Factor tours,[1][2] as well as at the 2010 Reading and Leeds Festival.

Walsh was resident host at Komedia's Comic Boom in Brighton and has also been an 'audience wrangler' (a more recent version of the traditional warm-up comedian) for QI.[7]

Walsh performed his 2012 show Seann to Be Wild [8] at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured the country with it. He has performed shows with fellow comedian Josh Widdicombe named "Ying and Young".[9] His 2013 Edinburgh Fringe show The Lie-In King received good press.[10]

Walsh's stand-up style has been described as "impressively universal, gag-heavy, observational".[10]

Walsh also presents a weekly show on FUBAR Radio with his friend, Mark Simmons.[11]

From 8 September 2018, Walsh participated in the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing with professional dance partner Katya Jones. The couple was voted out in Week 6.[12][13]

Seann has been announced as a host on Flinch, an upcoming physical gameshow for Netflix[14], alongside Lloyd Griffith, and Desiree Burch.[15] The show is to be produced by Stellify Media.

Personal life

He is a passionate Queens Park Rangers fan.[16][17]

He was in a relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries, which ended in October 2018 after a video and photos of him kissing his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones were published.[18]





Year Title Notes Shows
2012-2013Seann To Be WildDVD release80 dates
2016One For The RoadN/A39 dates
2019After This One, I’m Going HomeTBC87 shows



  1. Watson, Jonathan (18 July 2013), "Net worth", The Stage: 22–23
  2. Jonathan Watson (26 July 2013). "Interview: Seann Walsh". JP Watson. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  3. "Interview: Seann Walsh". The Brighton Source. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  4. Edwards. Retrieved 9 December 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. "Seann takes comedian of year title". Leicester Mercury. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  6. "Chortle Awards". Chortle. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  7. Seann Walsh on IMDb
  8. Archived 17 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  9. Editor, Spaghetti (25 November 2011). "Spaghetti Gazette - West Midlands UK: Firebox of the Nation: Seann Walsh & Josh Widdicombe - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall: Thursday 1st March 2012". Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  10. James Kettle. "Living in Seann Walsh World means having it both ways". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  11. "News-ish with Seann Walsh and Mark Simmons". FUBAR Radio. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  12. "BBC One - Strictly Come Dancing, Series 16, Launch". BBC One. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  14. Netflix Orders ‘Jackass’-Meets-‘Wipeout’ Format ‘Flinch’ From Sony’s Stellify | Deadline, Published on 9 November 2017, Retrieved on 23 October 2018
  15. Comedians to host Netflix gameshow : News 2018 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide, Published on 23 August 2018, Retrieved on 23 October 2018
  16. "Seann Walsh". Sky Sports. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  17. Ian Taylor, "Seann Walsh", The Inside'R', 1 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  18. "Ex-girlfriend of Strictly Come Dancing star Seann Walsh says she is 'no victim'". Sky News. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
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