Les Dennis Biography
Les Dennis (Leslie Dennis Heseltine) an English television presenter, actor, and comedian known for presented Family Fortunes from the year 1987 until 2002.
Les Dennis Age
Dennis was born on October 12, 1953, in Garston, Liverpool, the United Kingdom.
Les Dennis Family Fortunes
Dennis presented Family Fortune from 1987 to 2001. Family Fortunes is a game show based on the American game show Family Feud. The game involves 2 families providing answers to ‘everyday questions’ that were surveyed by 100 members of the British public before the show to win cash prizes (and sometimes mystery prizes for giving a correct answer).
In the year 1982, Dennis joined as one of the teams on Russ Abbot’s Madhouse and The Russ Abbot Show before forming a comedy partnership with fellow impressionist Dustin Gee, which in turn led to a series of their own, The Laughter Show.
Following Gee’s sudden and unexpected death in January 1986, Les carried on The Laughter Show as a solo performer and became the third host of Family Fortunes for a 15-year run between the years 1987 and 2002. It was at a recording of an episode of Family Fortunes in the year 1997 that Dennis was surprised by This Is Your Life.
Les Dennis Net Worth
Dennis has an estimated net worth of $1Million – 5 Million.
Les Dennis Family
Dennis was born to Winnie Grimes worked in a factory while his father Leslie Heseltine, who worked in a betting shop after serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, was listed as a football player on the books of Liverpool FC but did not play for the first team.
He resided in the suburb of Speke for a while and attended the Stockton Wood and Joseph Williams primary schools, before going on to attend Quarry Bank High School upon passing his 11-plus, by which time his family had moved to the suburb of Childwall. Les had a weekend job in the men’s clothing store Burton while in school, and started as a stand-up comedian in working men’s clubs.
Les Dennis Height and Weight
Dennis stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), he also has an average body weigth.
Les Dennis Amanda Wife
Dennis first married actress Amanda Holden on 4 June 1995, they had a temporary split back in 2000 when Holden’s affair with actor Neil Morrissey was exposed in the press, before eventually separating in December 2002 as well as divorcing in 2003.
He has had three spouses Claire Nicholson (m. 2009), Amanda Holden (m. 1995–2003), and Lynne Webster (m. 1974–1990). Les has a son named Philip from his first marriage to Lynne Webster, which lasted from 1974 to 1990. Dennis also had an affair with actress Sophie Aldred, which he documented in his autobiography.
Dennis met Claire Nicholson in the year 2005. The couple has a daughter, Eleanor Grace, who was born on 24 April 2008. They were married on 23 November 2009 in Highgate, their son, Thomas Christopher, was born on 14 April 2011. Les is a lifelong Liverpool FC fan.