Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Dave Spikey Exclusive Interview And Life Story….
Dave Spikey is one of Belfield’s favourite guests.
Spikey shot to fame with Peter Kay on Phoenix Nights. Since then he’s gone on to become a mega-star in his own right and one of the funniest men on the circuit.
Prior to comedy, Dave was a top blood doctor at one of the UK’s top hospitals. Go figure! lol
Dave is an English comedian, actor, writer and film producer, currently residing in Chorley, Lancashire.
Born in 1951 in Farnworth, Lancashire, Spikey spent his early career working as a biomedical scientist in the haematology laboratory at Bolton General Hospital.
It was during this period in the 1980s that Spikey scripted and performed in a number of amateur pantomimes with a group of like-minded health workers called the Bolton Health Performers.
In 1992, Spikey was asked to form a double act with Rick Sykes, as purely a ‘one-off’ to support a popular musical duo called ‘Intaglio’. Dave and Rick were known as Spikey and Sykey. The double act’s most notable success came on Central TV’s New Faces show.
A turning point came one summer Sunday evening in 1993 when Spikey got a phone call to see if ‘he could get to Blackpool in half an hour’. Cannon and Ball were appearing at the Opera House and they needed a compere immediately.
He was the last host of UK gameshow Chain Letters in 1997, following on from Jeremy Beadle, Andrew O’Connor, Allan Stewart, Ted Robbins and Vince Henderson. While working on the show, he once got trapped by the rotating Chain Letters revolving sign.