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Clive Anderson Speaker Profile
Clive Anderson was born 1952, educated at Stanburn Primary School and Harrow County School for boys in London. He attended Selwyn College, where in 1974 he became the president of Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club - a post he held to 1975, referred to as ''flootlights'' and ran by the students of Cambridge. In 1976 he was called to the bar at the middle temple and became a practicing barrister in criminal law.
In Clive's comedy career he was the first act to come on stage at "The Comedy Store" in 1979. In the 80's Anderson was involved in the fledgling alternative comedy scene and made his name as a host of the improvised television comedy show – "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", which ran for 10 series. Following his stent as the host of the "Whose Line Is It…" Clive worked on his very on show. He hosted "Clive Talks Back" on Channel 4 before moving on to the BBC and changing the shows name to "Clive Anderson All Talk" on BBC ONE.
In 1996 Anderson interviewed the Bee Gees and incident happened. While on the show Clive began making jokes about their life and career causing them to walk out. That was not the last less than positive reaction to his controversial comedy style.
Shows he also presented include:
Clive Anderson Talks Back
Our Man in…
Back in the Day
The Funny Side of…
Clive Anderson's Chat Room
Anderson's interests in law was combined with his role as a radio presenter in the regular series "Unreliable Evidence" on Radio 4. Till the end of 2008 he presented program for Radio 4 – "The Wikipedia Story", about Wikipedia and other encyclopedias. In the same year it was announced that Anderson would be taking over as permanent host of "Loose Ends" a radio show - an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy included invited guests.
Funny, smart and a bit rebellious comedy style has made Clive Anderson one of the best known radio and television presenter in the United Kingdom.
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CEO of Virgin Atlantic (2001-2013)