Keith Chegwin

Keith Chegwin was an American actor and TV presenter. Keith worked at BBC Radio 1 and also appeared in various shows for children.

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Keith Chegwin biography

Keith Chegwin was born on 17th January 1957 in England. Keith’s hometown is Walton, Liverpool. Keith entered in a talent competition and joined a concert party called “The Happy Wanderers”. This concert party used to perform in clubs and pubs. Keith got the attention of June Collins of Barbara Speake Stage School and was invited to audition for a stage show “Mame”. Keith and his twin brother went to attend stage school. Keith worked hard while being at the stage school and got various roles in movies, TV series, and stage shows. The films in which Chegwin performed include Macbeth, The Trouble Double, Egghead’s Robot, and The Optimists of Nine Elms.

Keith didn’t limit himself to just movies and explored other sectors in the Entertainment industry too. Keith performed in various stage shows including Tom Brown’s School Days and The Good Old Bad Old Days. Chegwin also performed as a singer and recorded singles. These singles were released on the Cherub and Pye record labels. Keith worked at radio for a brief period of time. He was a disc jockey for 194 Radio City. Keith worked for 4 years on Tony Blackburn’s morning show which used to air on weekend mornings on BBC Radio 1. As a TV presenter, Keith Chegwin presented Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Saturday Superstore, and Cheggers Plays Pop.

Does wiki contain photos and information about Keith’s TV shows?

The wiki contains a lot of great photos of Keith Chegwin which highlight the Chegwin’s memorable moments and life events. Keith also appeared in various TV shows including Open All Hours, The Liver Birds, My Old Man, Z-Cars, The Adventures of Black Beauty, The Tomorrow People, and The Wackers. There are a lot of other movies and TV shows in which Keith played small roles.

Keith's marriage

Keith’s first marriage with Maggie Philbin couldn’t work out. Later, Keith got married to Maria Anne.

Did Keith Chegwin write any books?

Keith Chegwin wrote a semi-autobiographical book titled “Shaken But Not Stirred”. In this book, Keith wrote about his drinking problem which became the cause of his career destruction during the 1980s and 1990s. However, Keith got over his problems and hosted a TV program “Sky Star Search”. Keith also hosted “It’s a Knockout” on Channel 5. Keith Chegwin died on 11th December 2017 after a long illness.

07 Feb, 2019