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Skinner at Wembley Stadium in 2008
|Birth name||Christopher Graham Collins|
|Born||28 January 1957
West Bromwich, Staffordshire , England
|Medium||Stand-up, television, radio|
|Genres||Observational comedy, blue comedy, musical comedy|
Christopher Graham Collins (born 28 January 1957), professionally known as Frank Skinner, is an English writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter, and actor. At the 2001 British Comedy Awards, he was awarded the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality.
He presented or co-presented Fantasy Football League from 1994 to 2004, The Frank Skinner Show from 1995 to 2005, Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned from 2000 to 2005 and Room 101 from 2012 to 2018. Since 2009 he has hosted The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, broadcast live on Saturdays and later released as a podcast.
Along with David Baddiel, he provided vocals and wrote the lyric for "Three Lions", the official song in collaboration with Liverpudlian indie band The Lightning Seeds, to mark the England football team's participation in the 1996 European Championships (which was hosted in England); he also reprised his role to release two subsequent versions of the song for the England team's involvement in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup. The 1996 version is the only song ever to have four separate stints at number one in the UK singles chart with the same artists, the most recent coming in July 2018 following England reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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Skinner performing at the Soho Theatre in 2017.
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