About Tom

With his signature acerbic wit and riotous storytelling, Tom Allen has cemented himself as a household name and star on both stage and screen. He’s the hilarious host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired, he co-hosts Cooking with the Stars and is also a regular on Bake Off: An Extra Slice and Alan Carr’s There’s Something About Movies. In 2021 he became the co-host of Channel 4’s Complaints Welcome, and last year hosted brand-new Dave series The Island.

Other television appearances for Tom include Live at the Apollo, A League of Their Own, Hypothetical, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie to You, The Last Leg, QI, The Jonathan Ross Show, The Royal Variety Performance, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Celebrity Gogglebox and much more.

Tom can be heard on BBC Radio 4 in his own series Tom Allen Is Actually Not Very Nice, as well as shows Just a Minute, The News Quiz and Loose Ends. Tom also co-hosts the hit podcast Like Minded Friends alongside his comedy peer Suzi Ruffell.

If he wasn’t busy enough, 2020 saw the release of Tom’s critically acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller memoir, No Shame, and last year Tom’s subsequent memoir, Too Much, followed, and was described by the Guardian as ‘heartfelt, vulnerable and touchingly sincere’. Both are available in hardback and audiobook.

Tom’s sold-out Absolutely tour of 2018 and 2019 was extended multiple times, selling over 50 thousand tickets, including an unforgettable show at the London Palladium which was filmed and broadcast on Channel 4. Tom is back out on the road in 2023 with his brand-new stand-up show, Completely, touring nationwide.