Iain Lee has been a familiar face on television since he got his first break on the 11 O’Clock Show. Landing the job hosting Channel 4’s thrice weekly topical comedy show at the age of 25 allowed Iain to unleash his own brand of humour on the nation. As well as sitting behind the desk fronting the programme, alongside Daisy Donovan, Iain also wandered the streets, gently winding the public up with his unique take on the vox-pop.
After 3 series of The 11OCS, Iain left to pursue other areas. He presented a video games documentary, Thumb Candy, where he travelled the world meeting the innovators in the world of computer entertainment. A series, Thumb Candy, followed and secured Iain’s place as one of the country’s most prominent gamers.
For a year, Iain hosted Channel 4’s breakfast show Rise, and took great delight in interviewing celebrities, reviewing the papers and singing R Kellys ‘Remix to Ignition’ almost every other morning. Iain’s performances on the show were loved by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, so much so that Bob later cast Iain in TittyBangBang before writing a show for him and his former flatmate Mackenzie Crook.
His obsession for the TV show Lost allowed Iain to travel to Hawaii several times to interview the cast for Sky One, and record a weekly podcast that became an internet sensation.
As well as appearing on TV, Iain has made quite a name for himself on the radio. Spending 3 years on LBC before moving to Virgin and Absolute for a further 4 years. Between January and October 2011, Iain’s Absolute show podcasts had over 5 million downloads.