Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Gary Wilmot Life Story Interview…..
Gary is an English singer, actor and comedian who rose to fame as a contestant on New Faces.
As a television presenter, he is best known as the host of So You Want To Be Top and Showstoppers.
Gary Wilmot has starred up and down the country in endless productions including Oliver, HMS Pinafore and Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang!
Alex Belfield went to meet him during his run Starring in Chicago.
Alex was thrilled to catch up with a showbiz trooper…
Although Gary was born into showbiz (his Father was the Bass voice that sang the unforgettable line “I Am A Mole And I Live In A Hole”), he had no early ambitions for the stage. However, he had always shown a talent to entertain and so with encouragement from those around him, he took his first step on the road to stardom. Innumerable guest appearances on television culminated in several of his own TV series gaining him a national ‘star profile’.
In 1989 Gary’s first West End role was that of Bill Snibson in the award winning Musical ‘Me And My Girl’ (Adelphi Theatre).
He played the role to critical acclaim for two years, the late Jack Tinker describing him as a “Musical Talent of the Highest Order”.
A successful No.1 theatre tour of a new comedy, ‘Teething Troubles’ followed, earning him further critical acclaim. He also directed a workshop production of this play.
Recorded 2005 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio & the BBC.