Jenny Éclair’s comedy breakthrough was as the first female winner of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s coveted Perrier Comedy Award in 1995, and she still continues to perform stand-up regularly to this day.
Éclair had small acting parts in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Packet of Three in the 90s, before making her name starring in and developing BBC Two comedy Grumpy Old Women as well as the show’s several spin-offs and stage tours. She continued acting throughout the late 2000s, popping up in The Bill, Holby City, Skins and Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder.
She came third place in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2010, and still appears on Loose Women occasionally after being a regular panellist between 2011 and 2012.
Éclair is no stranger to cooking shows – she previously competed on Celebrity Masterchef and cruise competition Battlechefs, and has also appeared as a contestant on everything from Fame Academy to Splash! to The Chase.
When she’s not busy making guest appearances on TV, Éclair is also a budding writer – she has written five novels, several non-fiction books as well as one-woman plays, including Andy Warhol Syndrome which was adapted for BBC Radio 4.
Hey gang- good news- got a new non fiction book out in July 2nd – hopefully helpful – and hopefully funny – very much written from the heart pic.twitter.com/SclTv77Dli