Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Jenny Eclair Life Story Interview….
Jenny Éclair is one of the UK’s most popular and successful stand-up comedians.
Ms. Éclair was also voted ‘Queen of the Jungle’ on ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.
She’s the top touring comedian and appeared on Loose Women in from 2011.
In 2014 she Starred on ITV’s Splash with Tom Daley.
Belfield went to meet her backstage before a Live gig in Nottingham backstage at ‘Grumpy Old Women’…..
Eclair was born to English parents in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where her father, Derek Hargreaves, who served as a major in the British Army, serving in the Royal Marines, Parachute Regiment, Green Howards, Trucial Oman Scouts, and BRIXMIS, had been posted in 1952.
Eclair returned to England when she was two years old, and she started her education at Queen Mary school (now King Edward VII and Queen Mary School) in Lytham St Annes. She studied at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and joined a cabaret group variously referred to as Kathy Lacreme and the Rum Babas, and Cathy La Crème and the Rum Babies.
After moving to London, Eclair’s first job was at Camberwell Arts College as a life model which she did for about 2 terms. She then saw an advert in ‘The Stage’ looking for novelty acts and found work doing punk poems.
In 1989, when she was named the Time Out Cabaret Award winner, she said it “was nice because it’s the first time I’ve ever won without having to run 100 metres balancing an egg on a spoon
Recorded 2009 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.