Olivia Lee, host of the 2013 Britannia Awards red carpet pre-show, is one of Britain’s fastest-rising female comedy stars. She’s glamorous, sexy, mischievous and armed with razor-sharp wit. After training at The Central School of Speech and Drama, Olivia kick-started her career on the popular BBC children’s sitcom, The Basil Brush Show, playing the Brush’s girlfriend and she hasn’t looked back since (for fear that he’s following her).
She got her big break on Channel 4’s hit comedy show Balls of Steel with her own slot called Prank TV with Miss Lee, where she demonstrated her fearlessness and ability to boldly go where many others would not dare. Off the back of this success she was offered to write and star in her own comedy vehicle for Channel 4, Olivia Lee’s Naughty Bits, which premiered on Channel 4 in 2008. This led to her own series, Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny – a showcase for Olivia’s comic characters which launched Comedy Central UK.
The first series of Dirty Sexy Funny aired in 2010, and proved to be a hit, leading to an even more audacious second series which premiered in April 2011 on Comedy Central. The USA soon came calling and Olivia was recently invited to regularly appear on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno where she can now been seen providing her own brand of outrageous comedy. She has also hosted the comedy game show Battle of the Bods which ran for 3 season on the FOX network in the US. Olivia was hand picked by Nigel Lythgoe to host his new talent show on E! called Opening Act. Which airs worldwide in Sept 2012.
Olivia took a one woman show to the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews for her starring performance in Touched… Like a Virgin written by playwright Zoe Lewis. Premiering soon Olivia hosts Man Up, a make-over show for geeky guys, on FOX’s first UK commission which launches in the UK in January 2014 and worldwide thereafter.
She currently has feature film & sitcom scripts in development with major production companies. She reckons she’s all that.