Who’s on the One Show tonight? Frank Skinner and impressionists Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner join Sandi Toksvig and Matt Baker

Comedian turned playwright Frank Skinner and impressionists Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner join Sandi Toksvig and Matt Baker.

Then, Kate Bottley finds out about mental health problems amongst chefs, while viewers celebrate their paddling pools – here’s everything you need to know…

Who’s on the One Show tonight?

Frank Skinner recently revealed Room 101 is being axed 24 years after its launch
Frank Skinner recently revealed Room 101 is being axed 24 years after its launch
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Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner was born on January 28, 1957 in West Bromwich, making him 61 years old.

He began doing stand-up comedy in 1987, aged 20, and made his TV debut a year later.

Comedy variety show Packet Of Three on Channel 4 was his first proper TV project, and it ran between 1991 and 1992.

Frank’s best-loved TV shows include his and David Baddiel’s Fantasy Football League, BBC chat show Room 101, The Frank Skinner Show and his improvised talk show called Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned.

His self-titled chat show ran from 1995 to 1998 and ended amid reports the BBC had turned down his demand to be paid £20m.

Frank is not married but he’s been with comedy agent girlfriend Cath Mason since 2001.

They have a five-year-old son called Buzz Cody.

Jan Ravens can do a hilarious imitation of Theresa May and Angela Merkel
Jan Ravens can do a hilarious imitation of Theresa May and Angela Merkel

Jan Ravens

Actress and impressionist, Jan Ravens was born on May 14th 1958, which makes her 60 years old. She is best known for her voices on Spitting Image and Dead Ringers.

She grew up Cheshire and became a radio comedy producer after attending Homerton College in Cambridge.
Her first TV role was in the ITV series Just Amazing.
She has also appeared on Just A Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue on Radio 4, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Have I Got News for You, and No Frills.
She has regularly imitated Newsnight host Kirsty Wark, Charlotte Green , Ellen MacArthur and most notably Theresa May and Angela Merkel.
Although she was married to Steve Brown, the couple divorced in 1993 and she subsequently married the vice-president of Universal Music Group, Max Hole, in July 1999.
She lives in Barnes with her husband and three sons.

Donald Trump is among Rory Bremners uncanny political impression figures
Donald Trump is among Rory Bremner’s uncanny political impression figures
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Rory Bremner

Scottish impressionist and comedian Rory Bremmer was born on April 6 1961 which makes him 57.

He’s mostly known for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures.
He is also noted for his work on Mock the Week as a panellist, award-winning show Rory Bremner…Who Else? and sketch comedy series Bremner, Bird and Fortune.

He was educated at Clifton Hall School, Edinburgh.

His show, with John Bird and John Fortune, performed at the Albery Theatre in London in 2002, was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment.
He was referred to as the “serial impressionist” and “the man of a thousand voices” by host Clive Anderson on one episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988).
He does impressions of various celebrities, especially the British Royal Family.
A cricket fan, in 1984 he released a popular single, “19 (not out)”, spoofing Paul Hardcastle’s number one single “19” to the news of England’s 4-0 defeat in the four match Test cricket home series to the West Indies that year.
On 11 September 1999, Bremner married Tessa Campbell Fraser; they have two daughters.

What time is The One Show on and who is presenting?

You can tune in to BBC One at 7pm on weeknights to watch the show.

Today’s episode will last half an hour and is being hosted by the regular duo of Matt Baker and Alex Jones.

Each night the presenters mix interviews with an array of celebrity guests with an eclectic mix of topics ranging from current affairs to pop culture.

It is then available on demand on the BBC iPlayer.

Can I be in The One Show audience?

Unfortunately, the One Show is not listed among the BBC shows you can apply for tickets for.

So viewers will just have to get their fix from their sofas.

However, to be in with a chance of watching programmes from A Question of Sport to Just a Minute being made visit  http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/.

How long has The One Show been running?

The magazine style show has been running for over a decade. The first episode was aired on August 14 2006.

From 2007 to 2010 it was hosted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, before Alex Jones and Jason Manford took the helm, later being replaced by Matt Baker.

Chris Evans oversaw the Friday night hour-long episodes from 2010 to 2015.

The likes of Dermot O’Leary, Phil Tufnell, Zoe Ball and Fearne Cotton are among the guest presenters who have stood in for the regular duos.

 

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