Karl Pilkington is a TV and radio presenter who became popular for being the producer of The Ricky Gervais Show. He is also a prolific writer, producer, comedian, and an uprising actor. Find here most of the things one may desire to know about the man.
Karl Pilkington Bio
The media personality was born on 23 September 1972 in the city of Manchester, England. He has not shared details about his educational background but he is said to have started his career as a journalist before he relocated to London to work with XFM and after several years he started working as a program producer on The Ricky Gervais Show as program producer. This became a breakthrough for him as his career was officially launched and he got offers to host shows like BBC 6 Music, shows with Russell Brand, and several others. He was also invited as a guest on The Culture Show and a number of others.
As an actor, his debut movie was The Invention of Lying in 2009. He was also in the film Cemetery Junction and Chingari where he played minor roles. His initial TV show was in the 2003 Flipside TV which was followed by 3 Minute Wonder in 2006 and the 2007 Comedy Lab and Extra. Between 2010 to 2012 he was on The Ricky Gervais Show, An Idiot Abroad and Derek which lasted till 2014. From 2013 he started appearing on The Moaning of Life and presently he is working on the 2018 show Sick of It.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Karl Married?
Karl is not yet married but he has a long-time girlfriend named Suzanne Whiston whom he has been dating from his early days in a radio station in Manchester City around the 1990s. The couple is said to have a sweet relationship going which is evident in the joke they shared on a podcast about Suzanne lending Karl 20p to buy hot chocolate and even bought him another cup when he helped her with some office work.
The pair are said to avoid publicity so they are hardly seen together in public and it’s rumored that they have lasted this long because Suzanne has been able to put up with the antics of the presenter so far who unlike her is always in the spotlight due to his profession.
The TV star is known to have a notorious brother named Mark who is said to be about 10 years older than him but he is commonly referred to as the black sheep in the family. Mark was once an army officer but due to his misconduct, he was dismissed.
Karl also revealed that he did not have pleasant childhood days with his brother as he recalls a heartbreaking incident one particular Christmas day that Mark destroyed his new train and this kind of made him have a phobia for Christmas. Mark was also notorious for bringing ladies to their parents’ house whenever their parents traveled and he would offer his younger brother certain treats for him to keep his mouth shut. Also, Mark is no stranger to prison as Karl made a joke about him on air that he did not have a nickname because he has not stayed out of prison long enough to get one.
Height – How Tall Is Karl?
The presenter and actor have a gallant height of about 6 ft 1 inch which is approximately 183 cm and it carries his average weight of 181 pounds or 82 kg perfectly.
Karl Pilkington’s Net Worth
The popular radio and TV personality have over the years accumulated a fair sum for himself. He is also known to have multiple streams of income which includes his acting, writing work, and being a presenter. Hence he is said to earn a sum of $300,000 per year and enjoys a net worth of about $3.5 million.
Apart from accumulating wealth, Karl is also known to be a lover of charity work and in 2014, he showed his support by designing and signing a card alongside other celebrities for a UK-based charity named Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The cards were later auctioned on eBay and the proceeds handed over to the charity.