Des O’Connor Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Des O’Connor net worth is
$10 Million

Des O’Connor Wiki Biography

Desmond Bernard “Des” O’Connor, CBE is an English comedian and singer. A former chat show host, he was the presenter of the long-running Channel 4 gameshow Countdown for two years. He has also recorded 36 albums and has had four top-ten singles, including a number-one hit wi…

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Full Name Des O’Connor
Net Worth $10 Million
Date Of Birth January 12, 1932
Place Of Birth Stepney, East London
Profession Presenter, Songwriter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Comedian, Musician
Nationality England
Spouse Brooke Wilson (m. 2011), Jay Rufer (m. 1985–1990), Gillian Vaughan (m. 1960–1982), Phyllis Gill (m. 1953–1959)
Children Adam O’Connor, Samantha O’Connor, Karen O’Connor, Tracy O’Connor, Rufer O’Connor
Nicknames Desmond Bernard O’Connor , Des O’ Connor
Awards National Television Award for Special Recognition
Albums The Best of Des O’Connor, Portrait
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1 I believe in mixing new talent with established superstars. People know what they get when they tune into my show – an hour of class entertainment.
# Fact
1 O’Connor has always taken criticism in good humour, even appearing with Morecambe and Wise on their 1975 Christmas Show in a sketch that mocked him. He got his own back on the 1976 Christmas Show when he was in the firing squad at the end of the main sketch.
2 After completing his National Service in the Royal Air Force, he worked as a shoe salesman at Church’s in Northampton, and for United Counties, both on the road and in the office, before entering show business.
3 O’Connor has starred in a mainstream television show in almost every year since 1963, a feat that only one other television personality has achieved worldwide (US game show host Bob Barker, who hosted mainstream television shows from 1956 until 2007, with 1966-1972 being in syndication).
4 Before his break in television, his first theatre appearances were in variety, where he appeared in venues throughout the country.
5 Des O’Connor has worked with many famous people, from rock and pop stars, actors and TV performers, to politicians, princes, to luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Adam Faith, Sean Connery, Liberace, the Beatles, Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Cilla Black, Tony Blair and members of the Royal Family.
6 O’Connor has had a successful career as a singer, recording 36 albums, five of which reached the Top 40 of the UK Albums Chart.
7 O’Connor replaced Russell Grant in the West End musical The Wizard of Oz as Professor Marvel, Doorman at the Emerald City, Tour Guide and the Wizard.
8 His mother was Jewish and his father was from Ireland, O’Connor had a Bar Mitzvah.
9 Des pretended to faint at the Glasgow Empire theatre to get off the stage early as the audience was less than impressed by his act.[.
10 In 1996 and 1997, O’Connor compèred the Royal Variety Performance. On 20 January 2001, ITV aired An Audience with Des O’Connor.
11 O’Connor opened for Buddy Holly in his sole appearance in England. Holly, in a letter to his wife said “Show was great but the comedian wasn’t very good”.
12 O’Connor has sold more than 16 million records around the world and appeared more than a thousand times at the London Palladium.
13 In 1969 Des went international. 13 of his TV shows was pre-sold to America (NBC), Canada and Australia for a combined gross of £625,000. NBC never asked for any more, but the show went on to be sold to 40 other countries during the early 1970s.
14 He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to entertainment.
15 Jodie Brooke Wilson (aka “Jodie Brooke Wilson”) gave birth to their son, Adam Harrison Campbell, at a London hospital. The baby weighed 8 lbs (22nd September 2004).
16 Children: Karen, with former Butlins worker Phyllis Gill, Tracy and Samantha, with dancer Gillian Vaughan, Kristina, with model Jay Rufer, and Adam Harrison Campbell, with singer Jodie Brooke Wilson.
17 Had a car accident as a child and his parents were told he’d never walk. His father caught him standing without his calipers and proclaimed ‘that if he can stand, he can walk.’
18 Popular British singer/comedian who, despite several tries in the early 1970s, never really managed to catch on with American audiences.
19 He played a few games for Northampton Town FC.
20 He moved to Northampton in the Second World War, from his birthplace – Stepney, East London

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