How old is Jack Whitehall, who’s his dad and does he have a girlfriend? – The Sun

JACK Whitehall, is one of the UK's funniest and best known comedians thanks to his meteoric rise to fame.

His latest program too grace our screens, Jack Whitehall's Sporting Nation, will air TONIGHT (July 31) on BBC One.

Who is Jack Whitehall?

Jack Whitehall was born on July 7, 1988, in London and is a comic and actor.

His father, Michael Whitehall, was an agent for Judi Dench and Colin Firth, among others. He also has two godfathers, Nigel Havers and the late Richard Griffiths.

As a child he attended Tower House School in West London, where he was a fellow pupil with Twilight Saga star Robert Pattinson – he has often joked R-Patz stole all the best acting roles from him at school.

Jack took a gap year where he decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. He later attended the University of Manchester for two terms only, to study History of Art.

Jack then got his big break presenting Celebrity Big Brother’s Big Mouth.

Who is Jack Whitehall's dad?

Jack Whitehall's dad is Michael Whitehall, who has famously appearing on TV with him in Backchat and a Netflix series.

Michael is a talent agent and producer.

While working as an agent in theatre, he was responsible for Judi Dench and Colin Firth.

He's also a published author and has appeared on much-loved British chat and game shows, from Countdown to Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

Does Jack have a girlfriend?

Jack has recently found love with 29-year-old model Roxy Horner.

They made the decision to move in together when lockdown started so they wouldn't be apart, and have since been spotted looking loved up.

Jack's most serious past relationship was with actress Gemma Chan.

The Sun exclusively revealed in December 2017 that the pair parted ways after 6 years as they were struggling to make their relationship work around their hectic filming schedules.

In the past, Jack's been linked to a string of women, including Kate Beckinsale and Jonas Blue's model ex Melinda London.

In April 2018 The Sun exclusively revealed how Kirsty romped with comic Jack at a star-studded party.

What TV shows and movies has Jack Whitehall been in?

Jack is a regular panellist on comedy quiz shows, including 8 out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week.

He's also known for appearing in Sky’s A League of their Own alongside James Corden.

As well as presenting and being a comic, Jack is also an actor and he rose to prominence when he starred as the hapless JP in Fresh Meat.

From there he went on to get his own series, Bad Education. He’s also starred in Comedy Central’s Drunk History as Sir Walter Raleigh.

Early in 2017, Jack starred in the TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel, Decline and Fall, in which he managed to keep up his record of being naked in pretty much every TV show he's in – within the first five minutes!

In 2017, Jack released a documentary on Netflix called Travels with My Father where he went to gap year-flung destinations such as Thailand and Cambodia.

Jack then hosted the Brit Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

He was a guest presenter on The Graham Norton Show in 2019.

His BBC show Bad Education was turned into a feature-length film.

He also lent his voice to the blockbuster movie Frozen, where he had the role of Gothi the troll priest.

Unfortunately for Jack, the role was then reduced to a non-speaking part when the final film was released.

As well as lending his voice to Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods and lead character Rex in The Queen's Corgi.

Jack has also starred in 2016's Mother's Day and 2018's The Nutcrcker and the Four Realms.

In August 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed Jack Whitehall was cast to play Disney’s first-ever gay character in The Jungle Cruise.

When is Jack Whitehall's Sporting Nation on TV?

The show airs TONIGHT (July 31) at 8.30pm on BBC One.

In the show, Jack takes a lighthearted and nostalgia-filled look back at Britain's sporting history, telling the nation's story through our most iconic moments and characters.

The show will be available on BBC iPlayer after.

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