Taskmaster returns to Channel 4 for Series 11 on Thursday – but how tall is Greg Davies? And was he really a teacher?
The comedian and actor, famous for his role in The Inbetweeners, will host the BAFTA winner show alongside Alex Horne.
Here is everything you need to know!
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What is Greg Davies famous for?
Greg Davies is a Welsh comedian and actor.
Viewers probably know him best for his roles as Greg in We Are Klang, Gilbert in The Inbetweeners, Ken Thompson in Cuckoo, and Dan Davies in Man Down.
Greg also portrayed King Hydroflax in a 2015 episode of Doctor Who.
He has faced Taskmaster since the show started in 2015.
Greg is known for his guest appearances on Mock the Week, would I lie to you? and 8 out of 10 cats too.
In July 2020, he won a BAFTA for the ninth series of Taskmaster.
Is Man Down Based On His Real Life?
Greg created and wrote the sitcom Man Down, which ran for four seasons on Channel 4 from 2013 to 2017.
In it, Greg played a role as a dead acting teacher who receives a wake-up call when his girlfriend leaves him.
Greg said he used a lot of his own real life experiences while writing the sitcom.
He said the inspiration for many of the jokes came from his old job as a teacher and members of his family.
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Greg Davies What is his fortune?
Greg Davies reportedly has a net worth of £ 3.5 million.
The Inbetweeners film, in which he repeated his role as Mr. Gilbert, grossed £ 64.8 million at the box office, compared to a production budget of £ 3.5 million.
Greg is a staggering six foot eight inches.
That’s more than two meters!
The comedian is also 13 feet tall.
Greg describes being big as “boring” because of the “prepared jokes” he hears all the time.
He said on Mock the Week: “Let me give you an example: I am often asked how is the weather up there?”
He announced that he was really “offered a job changing lightbulbs.”
Greg Davies How old is he?
Greg was born on May 14, 1968 in Flintshire, Wales.
He is currently 52 years old.
Was he a teacher before?
Greg used to be a teacher and used his old job as inspiration for Man Down.
After filming, he said, “It was strange to be back in the classroom.
“The reason it was weird is because the classroom we were filming in was my real classroom when I was a teacher.
“It was a bit of therapy.”
Greg was educated at Thomas Adams School in Wem and Brunel University in Uxbridge, London.
After studying English and theater, he became a teacher.
Greg taught acting and English at Langleywood School in Slough, Orleans Park School in Twickenham and Sandhurst School in Sandhurst for 13 years.
But a career in comedy called him …
Is Greg Davies Married or Single?
Greg tends to keep his love life private.
But we do know that he was in a relationship with Labor MP Liz Kendall for eight years.
The relationship ended in 2015.
At the time, Labor leadership candidate Liz announced that they had split a few weeks before the general election.
She insisted that they “remain really good friends.”
Taskmaster series 11 on channel 4
The task master returns with its 11th run on channel 4.
In the series, five comedians set tasks that challenge their creativity and wit.
The tasks are overseen by Alex Horne, but Taskmaster Greg Davies always has the final say.
Richard Herring was crowned the winner of the last series in December.
Lee Mack, Charlotte Ritchie, Sarah Kendall, Jamali Maddix and Mike Wozniak take part in this series.
Greg Davies poses assignments that address the dangers of airport security, insect fashion, and the creative use of cling film and gaffer tape.
Taskmaster Series 11 begins Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 9 p.m. on Channel 4.
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