The Presenter: Clive Anderson


Clive Anderson (born 10 December 1952) is a former barrister, now famous for being a successful comedy writer as well as a radio and television presenter in the United Kingdom.

Winner of a British Comedy Award in 1991, Anderson’s success began during his 15-year law career with stand-up comedy and comedic script writing, before starring in Whose Line Is It Anyway? on BBC Radio 4. He was also successful with a number of radio programmes, television interviews and guest appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI.

Anderson was educated at Harrow County School for Boys in Middlesex, where his group of friends included Michael Portillo. Anderson attended Selwyn College, Cambridge where, from 1974 to 1975, he was President of Footlights. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1976 and became a practising barrister, specialising in criminal law.

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Memorable Quotes

Without exception, the contestants came out drained and shell-shocked from their first full session with the orchestra. Looking at their faces, it made me glad I was just presenting.

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