Paul Merton Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Children and Books

By | March 23, 2024

Paul Merton Biography

Merton hails from Europe, his official names are Paul James Martin. He is an author, actor, stand-up comedian, and radio-television presenter. Merton’s sense of humor is seen in the deadpan, bizarre, and at times dark comedy, and he is famous for his improvisation skills.

How old is Paul Merton?

He was born on 9th July 1957 in Parsons Green, London, United Kingdom. Merton is 64 years old as of 1st August 2021.

Paul Family

Merton is a son to Albert Martin an Anglican and an England train driver on the London Underground and Mary Ann Power an Irish that is of the Roman Catholic faith.

Merton Wife

He has had three marriages of which two of them failed. His first married Caroline Quentin an England-born actress from 1990 to 1998, he later married a British producer and writer of radio and TV programs Sarah Parkinson, who he married unofficially in 2000 in service in the Maldives. He is lately married to Suki Webster, the two married in 2009, and is his fellow investor.

Paul Merton Children

He together with his wife were not planning to have kids and he took after his grandfather’s character who never wanted the children’s pressure.

Net Worth

Paul’s estimated net worth is at $1.7 Million. He has made his wealth from his profession as an author, actor, stand-up comedian, and radio-television presenter.

Merton Career

He aired Room 101, a chat show that viewers are given the chance to vent about their dislike of dogs. Come 2002, the host was requested to leave the show following charges connecting the show’s chairman, Angus Deayton, with prostitutes and drug use. His last visitor in 2007 was Ian Hislop, the first interviewee to feature in Room 101 two times. To complete the show, Merton cast himself in the room to state his departure from the program.
One of the repetitive stars of the 4 ITV Pantos is Merton. He featured in ITV’s Cinderella pantomime in 1999 opposite Ronnie Corbett. He made public his first stand-up visit in 10 years that same year.

He was said to be Countdown’s strong new host. Merton is a very steady comedy student, specifically the early silent comedians. Come 2006, he brought up Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, and Harold Lloyd’s four-part documentary series on the silent comedy craft. He aired the UK edition of Thank God You’re Here in 2007, that was live on ITV. In May 2010, after Adrian Chiles called it quits with the show, Merton shortly co-hosted The One Show. Merton featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Big Fun Show in the late 1980s. Since 1988, he has been frequently a panelist on Just a Minute. He aired Two Priests and a Nun Go in a Pub in 2000. He started a Radio 4 series in 2009 in which he went through the war memories of Spike Milligan.

Paul Merton Books

  • 1989; The Joan Collins’ Fan Club
  • 1993; Paul Merton’s history of the twentieth century
  • 1996; My Struggle
  • 2007; Silent Comedy. Random House UK
  • 2014; Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography. Ebury Press

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