Sept. 17, 2023 – Here, Sky News look at the life and career of Brand who has often been at the centre of controversy. Brand was born in Grays, Essex, in 1975. His parents separated when he was six months old, after which he was raised by his mother

When he was eight, his mother was diagnosed with cancer, and he went to live with relatives while she was treated.

At the age of 14, he began suffering from bulimia, while at 16 he fell out with his mother’s new partner and started taking drugs.

He became famous initially through stand-up, making his Edinburgh Festival debut in 2000, arriving at the tail end of the lad culture which had thrived in the 1990s.

From 2004, he spent three years presenting the Big Brother spin-off Big Mouth.   


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