Rhod Gilbert – Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Family, Height, Career, Wiki

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Rhod Gilbert is an award-winning Welsh comedian and TV & radio presenter. He is known for his work in Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Walk on the Wild Side, Live at the Apollo, Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, and The Apprentice: You’re Fired! He appears on television and radio panel shows, has performed stand-up on the Royal Variety Performance, and hosted a weekly show on BBC Radio Wales. He hosts Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience on BBC One Wales, where he tries out odd jobs. In 2005 he was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award for his show 1984 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He won the Best Newcomer Award in 2005 and was named among The Time’s Top 50 comedians the following year. 

What is Rhod Gilbert Famous For?

  • Rhod Gilbert is a comedian, TV and radio presenter. 
  • Gilbert is famous for his roles in “Never Mind the Buzzcocks” and “Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience”.

Who are Rhod Gilbert’s Parents?

Rhod Gilbert took birth on 18th October 1968 making him the present age of 54 in 2022. He is from Carmarthen, Wales, and holds the nationality of Welsh. His born name is Rhodri Paul Gilbert. He was born as one of three siblings into a teaching family. Both of his parents were teachers by profession. His father, Malcolm Gilbert, hailed from Ebbw Vale and his mother, Norma Gilbert, is from Abertillery. He belongs to the Welsh-White ethnicity. About his education, he attended Maridunum Comprehensive School. He also went on to study languages at Exeter University. After his graduation, he traveled for a year and a half around Australia and Asia before returning to Carmarthen and working as an admin assistant for the Welsh Office. Next, he worked as a qualitative researcher for several market research agencies in London.

Welsh comedian and TV presenter, Rhod Gilbert

How did Rhod Gilbert start his career?

  • Rhod Gilbert, in 2002, started his comedy career by taking part in the Amused Moose Stand Up and Deliver course but only “thanks to a girlfriend’s constant nagging”.
  • During the time of a year and a half, Gilbert has won several comedy competitions. What’s more, he was nominated for the Perrier Newcomer award for his first solo show in 2005 at Edinburgh Fringe entitled “1984”.
  • Next, Rhod wrote a sitcom about life in Llanbobl, which was featured on BBC Radio 2. His 2007 show, “Who’s Eaten Gilbert’s Grape?”, saw Gilbert return to Llanbobl. His 2008 show, “Rhod Gilbert and the Award-Winning Mince Pie”, saw Gilbert question his sanity, his career, and his life after suffering a mental breakdown brought on by the award-winning mince pie at motorway services.
  • Gilbert made the last performances of “Rhod Gilbert and the Award-Winning Mince Pie” show at the Bloomsbury Theatre on the 18th and 19th of June 2009. 
  • His “2009/10 show, Rhod Gilbert and the Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst” sneaks around the UK. The show toured UK theatres from September 2009. A DVD of the tour was released on 15 November 2010.
  • Besides his comedy career, he is also active in television and has made a number of guest appearances on “Would I Lie to You?” on BBC One. Likewise, he has also appeared five and three times on the BBC Two panel shows “QI” and “Mock the Week”, and presented two episodes of “Never Mind the Buzzcocks” in October 2009 and December 2011.
  • In April 2011, October 2017, and May 2018; Gilbert hosted three episodes of “Have I Got News for You”.
  • Moreover, he wrote and narrated BBC Three’s 2007 Goals Galore, Pranks Galore, Football Gaffes Galore, and TV Gaffes Galore programs. With this, he has also presented BBC 2W’s Rhod Gilbert’s Teen Tribes, providing an insight into the worlds of “Emos”, “Chavs” and “Goths”.
  • Rhod has reported for the BBC One current affairs/human interest show “The One Show”. He appeared on the BBC’s Live at the Apollo as a guest in November 2008. He also provided voiceover material for the sketch show Walk on the Wild Side.
  • In August 2010, the BBC commissioned eight episodes of “Ask Rhod Gilbert”. The show ran for two series.
  • On 7 March 2011, series 2 of “Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience” began airing on BBC One Wales. The show ran for six series. 
  • In September 2014, Gilbert started presenting the BBC Two panel show “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”. He has also appeared several times on the Channel 4 comedy/game show “8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown”. He replaced comedian Jack Dee as the host of “The Apprentice: You’re Fired!”.
  • In September 2018, he appeared as a contestant in the 7th series of “Taskmaster”. Also, he was a guest presenter for BBC’s “DIY SOS: Children in Need 2021”. He became the presenter of Comedy Central’s Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains in 2020. 
  • As a radio host, he has hosted the BBC Radio Wales comedy panel show Jest a Minute in 2006. He was also the host of BBC Radio 4’s 4 Stands Up comedy series in 2008. Also, he has appeared twice on Radio Four’s Just a Minute, Radio 2’s Does the Team Think?, and BBC Radio 4’s Act Your Age. Likewise, he made several appearances on the BBC Radio 4 comedy program The Unbelievable Truth. In 2011, he recorded a radio show for BBC Radio 2 called Rhod Gilbert’s Bulging Barrel of Laughs. 
  • From 2006 to 2019, he fronted his own radio show, “The Rhod Gilbert Radio Show”. 

Rhod Gilbert Awards and Achievements

2002: Finalist in So You Think You’re Funny


  • Winner of the Leicester Mercury comedian of the year as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival
  • Winner of the Paramount Gift of the Gag competition
  • Chortle Award nominee for best new act
  • Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Runner-up in the Hackney Empire New Act of The Year competition
  • Winner of the Metro and Jongleurs Spike Award for New Talent, South East
  • Winner of the National Talent Hunt at the York Festival 


  • Chortle award for Best Breakthrough Act
  • Nominated for The List and Writers Guild Comedy Award for Rhod Gilbert’s 1984
  • Perrier nominated for Best Newcomer for Rhod Gilbert’s 1984


  • Placed in The Times’s Top 50 Comedians
  • Named one of The Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy’s top 50 icons 


  • Nominated for the main IF.COM Eddies (formerly Perrier award) at the Edinburgh Fringe for Rhod Gilbert and the Award-winning Mince Pie
  • Winner of the Time Out ‘Comic of the Year’
  • Winner of the Time Out ‘Best Show of the Year’ for Rhod Gilbert and the Award-winning Mince Pie
  • Winner of the Time Out ‘Breakthrough Act’
  • Nominated for the Celtic Media awards ‘Best Radio Personality’ for the Rhod Gilbert Radio Show on BBC Radio Wales


  • Nominated for the Times/South Bank Show Awards, ‘Breakthrough Act’
  • Winner of Chortle award for ‘Best Headliner’
  • Winner of “Comics Comic” Chortle award
  • Nominated for the Chortle award for Best Show for Rhod Gilbert and the Award-winning Mince Pie
  • 2010: Winner of ‘Wales’ Sexiest Male’
  • 2014: Honorary Fellowship at Aberystwyth University 

How much is Rhod Gilbert’s Net Worth?

Rhod Gilbert is a comedian and television & radio presenter whose net worth is estimated to be $19 million as of 2022. His main source of wealth comes from the comedy, radio, and TV industry. Since 2002, he is active in the field and till now he is on it. Without a doubt, he is making his annual income in millions of dollars. He is living a lavish lifestyle right now. 

Who is Rhod Gilbert’s Wife?

Rhod Gilbert is a married man when it comes to his marital status. He tied the knot to his long-term girlfriend, Sian Harries who is a writer and comedian. They exchanged marital vows in August 2013. They divide their time between London and Wales. The two have no children and in 2021 Gilbert took part in a documentary series about the stigma of male infertility. Rhod and his wife, Sian are living a happy life and their love bond is very strong. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Rhod Gilbert and his wife, Sian Harries

How tall is Rhod Gilbert?

Rhod Gilbert is a handsome man with a slim body type. He has a tall height of 6 feet or 1.83 m. His exact weight and other body size are still to get disclosed yet. His hair color is salt and pepper whereas his eye color is brown. 

Comedian Rhod Gilbert confirms stage 4 cancer diagnosis

In July 2022, Rhod Gilbert announced he had been diagnosed with cancer and was being treated at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, of which he is a patron. The comedian said he is “hopeful” about the future, in a recent interview he opened up about his stage four cancer diagnosis, telling the BBC that he realized something was wrong when lumps were ‘popping up in places they shouldn’t’. Rhod, 54, had to cancel a number of his live shows in spring this year. Speaking to BBC Radio Wales on Friday, December 9, he said: “I had a terribly sore throat, tightness through my neck. I was having to cancel shows because I couldn’t breathe, I was having all sorts of problems and we couldn’t get to the bottom of it.”

His symptoms became even worse during a trip to Cuba in May, where he led a trek to raise funds for the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, the same center he is now receiving treatment, Wales Online reports. He said: “I noticed lumps started popping up in places they shouldn’t be. It turns out I’ve got stage four cancer.” 

Rhod Gilbert confirms stage 4 cancer diagnosis

Rhod, who has now undergone chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery for his cancer, said he also caught covid during the trek, he said: “I came home with cancer and covid from a Velindre fundraising trek… the irony of that. I went as a Velindre patron and came home as a patient.” He is unsure whether his treatment has worked, but is feeling “happy, positive, and optimistic”. He told the BBC: “I’m feeling good and feel like I’m recovering day-by-day.” He said that if it has been successful, he will only need check-ups. He added: “If it hasn’t worked as well as I’ve hoped, then maybe I’ll have to go back for more treatment.” He said he “can’t imagine there’s a better place in the world to be treated” than the Velindre Cancer Centre, which he has been a patron of for nearly 10 years. He added: “The care I’m having is beyond words.” 

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