British comedian and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Seann Walsh has an estimated net worth of £350,000.
Who is Seann Walsh?
London-born Sean Walsh (who professionally tweaked his first name to Seann) is a stand-up comic. A was a contestant on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2018,
Seann Walsh was born on December 2, 1985, in Lewisham, London and raised in Brighton, East Sussex in the UK during his teens. Leaving school with just his Drama GCSE exam cleared, Walsh went on to train in stand-up comedy at coach Jill Edwards’ comedy workshops, propped by a loan from his mother.
Starting his career in comedy at 20, he performed his first stand-up in 2006 and soon became a regular on the Brighton comedy circuit. Walsh began to get noticed with runners-up prizes at the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2008, So You Think You’re Funny 2008 and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2009. In 2009, he won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and Chortle Best Newcomer.
Toting his “observational, gag-heavy” comic skills, Walsh toured England in 2012 with his show Seann To Be Wild for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which gave him the proper platform to tickle his way into the mainstream. His show The Lie-In King at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe was a riot with the press.
In Brighton, Walsh became the resident host at Brighton’s arts and entertainment company Komedia for their sellout show Comic Boom. He also performed the role of warm-up comedian or “audience wrangler” for the British comedy panel game TV quiz show QI.
Inevitably, his stage and event fame made its way onto the small screen. Walsh was asked to act in ITV’s British police series The Bill in 2007, which was followed by the improv comedy show Argumental in 2011.
His other major appearances in TV series include BBC2’s Mock the Week in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, E4’s Big Brother’s Big Mouth in 2010, E4’s 8 out of 10 Cats in 2011, ITV’s Mad Mad World in 2012, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice in 2013, Comedy Central’s Seann Walsh World in 2013, ITV’s Play to the Whistle in 2015, Channel 4’s Virtually Famous from 2014 and ITV’s Bad Move in 2017.
Regularly presenting a FUBAR Radio weekly show with friend and fellow comic Mark Simmons, Walsh’s other radio programmes include BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends in 2009, BBC 6 Music’s The Jon Richardson Show in 2009, BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw’s Radio Show in 2010, Talksport Radio’s Matt Forde’s Show in 2010 and BBC Radio 4’s Act Your Age in 2011.
Strictly Come Dancing
Selected to participate in the 16th series of BBC One’s dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing, Walsh began jiving from September 8, 2018 along with his professional dance partner Katya Jones. However, the pair waltzed out in the sixth week after failing to win the audience vote.
Walsh will be one of the hosts on the upcoming Netflix game show Flinch, this year.
The comedian, who recently split with his long-term girlfriend, actress Rebecca Humphries, lives in London.