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Des Clarke

Facts About Des Clarke

Celebrated Name Des Clarke
Age 41 Years Old
Nick Name Des
Birth Name Desmond Martin Clarke
Birth Date 1981-01-13
Gender Male
Profession Comedian
Birth Nation Scotland
Place Of Birth Glasgow
Nationality Scottish
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Capricorn
Famous For Famous as a stand-up comedian
Best Known For Known as the radio host of the "Capital Breakfast Show"
School Holyrood Secondary School
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Dating
Net Worth $2.5 million
Body Type Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Height 5ft 9inches(1.75m)
Weight 65kg(143 lbs)
Links Twitter

Des Clarke is a Scottish stand-up comedian and television/radio presenter who is well known to be the radio host of the "Capital Breakfast Show". He currently presents the show, "Heart Drivetime" on Heart Scotland every weekend. He also has written columns for the Daily Record and delivered to millions of people hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

He got well recognized for his performances at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also earned his big break after winning the nationwide search for the host of SM: TV Live in 1998. Besides, He is active on the social media platform with over 32k followers on Twitter: @des_clarke. 

Des Clarke famous for

  • Famous as a stand-up comedian. 
  • Known as the radio host of the "Capital Breakfast Show". 


Where is Des Clarke from?

Des Clarke was born on January 13, 1981, in Glasgow, Scotland. His birth name is Desmond Martin Clarke. He holds a Scottish nationality. His ethnicity is White while Capricon is his zodiac sign. 

Born and raised in the Gorbals district of Glasgow, Des's first love was stand-up comedy shows he grew up becoming one of the most loved and influential comedians in the UK. 

Growing up, he attended Holyrood Secondary School from where he got graduated and began performing comedy skits. 

Des Clarke's Stand-up comedy Career 

  • Des Clarke started his career as a presenter of the ITV's long-running children's television show, "SMTV Live" in 2003. 
  • He has hosted Whatever on Sky 1, Discovery's Invention SOS and Club Cupid. 
  • He has also appeared in BBC One's "Live Floor Show" and BBC Two's "World Cup's Most Shocking Moments".
  • He was a panelist on CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework in 2014. 
  • He is also a regular warm-up comedian for BBC Scotland. 
  • He spent three years as a DJ on Scottish radio station Beat 106 and even covered the "Breakfast Show". For which he even won the Presenter of the Year at the British Radio Awards in 2004. 
  • He then hosted a weekday breakfast show with Vanessa Motion, Des & Vanessa @ Breakfast in 2008. 
  • In 2015, he presented the topical quiz show, "Breaking the News" on Radio Scotland. 
  • He currently presents the Heart Scotland Drivetime Show on weekdays from 4 pm-7 pm. 
  • He is a regular performer on comedy shows and skits, playing venues including "The Stand", "The Comedy Store" and "Jongleurs". 
  • He also has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2001 and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. 
  • In 2012, he made his stage debut in a comic rendition of the classic tale, "Cinderella". 
  • He starred alongside Karen Dunbar as "The Fairy Godmother" and Gavin Mitchell as an "Ugly Sister". 
  • Recently, Rachel Fairburn and Clarke took part in Richard Osman's House Of Games in April 2022. 


Who is Des Clarke's girlfriend? Is he married?

Des Clarke isn't single but there's no confirmation if he is married or not. Back in 2015, he revealed having engaged his mystery girlfriend. He made the big announcement on his Capital Breakfast show shocking his co-presenter Jennie Cook and the radio audience. 

He said: “It’s lovely to be back from holiday isn't it Jennie, and I returned to you.. an engaged man.”

Des and his girlfriend dated for years until they popped the question while they were in the Maldives for the holidays, the same place where they had been before. He took her to the coax where he asked her to marry for which she said yes. 

He hasn't revealed his girlfriend's name. 

How much is Des Clarke's worth?

Des Clarke has earned a handsome sum of money from his profession as a stand-up comedian. Also through his career as a television and radio presenter, he surely has managed to mass a healthy fortune which he has been practicing for decades now. Including his income and earnings, he has a net worth estimated to be around $2.5 million. 

How tall is Des Clarke?

Des Clarke is a handsome man with a well-maintained athletic body physique in his early 40s. He has a fair complexion with black hair and a pair of brown eyes. He stands tall with a height of 5ft 9inches and has a bodyweight of 65kg.

Trivias About Des Clarke You Need To Know.

  • Des Clarke hasn't revealed his girlfriend's name.
  • He currently presents the show, "Heart Drivetime" on Heart Scotland every weekend
  • In 2015, he presented the topical quiz show, "Breaking the News" on Radio Scotland.
  • He made his stage debut in a comic rendition of the classic tale, "Cinderella".