COMEDIAN Joel Dommett is following in the footsteps of the likes of David Walliams and Dermot O'Leary as he's set to host the 26th annual National Television Awards.
The awards, which usually air in January but have been delayed due to the pandemic, will be broadcast live from the o2 Arena on 9 September 2021 from 9pm on ITV.
Who is Joel Dommett?
Joel, 36, is a stand-up comedian and TV host.
He was born in Rockhampton, Gloucestershire, on June 8, 1985.
Joel first found fame on-screen in 2010 after appearing as D.C. Sweeney in the hit E4 show Skins, but he was already a touring comedian at the time.
He appeared in BBC Two series Popatron and in 2011 he hosted Live in Chelsea, a discussion show revolving around Made in Chelsea.
The comedian also appeared in Impractical Jokers UK from 2013 to 2014 before becoming a panellist on Sky 1's Bring the Noise in 2015.
Joel has devoted most of his life to comedy and performed his first gig at 19.
In March 2019 he took part in All Star Musicals which saw him belting out show tunes before a panel of judges.
The funnyman has hosted The Masked Singer since 2020 and is now hosting it's spin-off – The Masked Dancer.
Most recently, he's been revealed as the host of the 26th National Television Awards which will take place on September 9, 2021.
What's his net worth?
Internet reports suggest Joel is worth £2.4million, although this is just speculation at this stage of his career.
It is believed he received around £25,000 for his stint on I'm A Celeb in 2016.
But Joel is expected to be earning much more today as he's become one of British TV's most popular stars.
Who is Joel Dommett's wife Hannah Cooper?
Joel found love with stunning model Hannah Cooper after she drunkenly slid into his DMs in 2016 with nothing more than an emoji.
He was first seen out with Hannah in May 2017, and they have posted a naked picture together.
And the happy couple tied the knot on September 10, 2019 in a ceremony held in Mykonos, Greece.
Love Island narrator Iain Stirling performed the ceremony.
Discussing the wedding with OK! in February 2020, Joel said: "It was honestly so fun.
"I was fully prepared to say it was the best day of my life and pretend it was – because I've been lucky enough to do Bake Off and I've had these amazing experiences in my life – but it was genuinely the best day of my life!
"We had 28 people there. Some people have weddings where half the day is saying hi and bye to people. I wanted our closest friends and family to have a wonderful time."
How was Joel involved in a sex tape scam?
Joel was among a string of public figures to have had an intimate video of himself splashed across the net.
The footage, recorded during a Skype call, saw Joel engaged in a solo sex act in his own home.
The Sun revealed that a host of celebrities, including a Hollywood actor, have fallen victim to the scam, known as 'catfishing'.
But in December 2016, when his fame rocketed on I’m A Celebrity, the video went viral, leaving him mortified.
The woman Joel believed he was interacting with was, in fact, a pre-recorded video.
He addressed the episode in a characteristically lighthearted manner with a 'letter from his penis'.
The statement, released on his Facebook page, explained: "Joel was Catfished a long time ago by somebody pretending to be someone else on the internet and was lured into Skype sex.
"That Skype sex session turned out to be entirely fake and has come back to bite Joel in the ass (Joel’s Ass is a good friend of mine and also features in the video).
"It’s a genuinely horrific thing for another human being to do, to take advantage of what is private of someone's life and make it public for everyone to see."
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