Ian started his show business career in 1986 winning many talent shows at various venues around the country. His first television appearance was on Surprise, Surprise in 1987 and then New Faces also in 1987.
He has appeared in some of the most prestigious venues around the country supporting many leading performers such as Lionel Richie, Jim Davidson, Bonnie Tyler and The Four Tops to name but a few. When Ian performed at the London Palladium he supported Dame Vera Lynn, Mike Yarwood, David Copperfield plus a host of other top showbiz stars which ultimately culminated with an appearance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.
In addition to theatre and television appearances Ian regularly entertains the Armed Forces around the world, in addition to this he also performs internationally for companies in Dubai, Barbados, South Africa, Cyprus, Portugal, Germany, Spain and The USA.
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Ian's extensive cabaret performances have incorporated many summer seasons on the holiday circuit for companies such as Butlins, Pontins, Warners and Havens amongst others. He has also performed on several cruises run by the major tour companies. As a regular on the after dinner circuit he has worked around the world with luminaries from various sports such as Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Henry Cooper, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, Phil Tuffnell, Barry McGuigan and Bill Beaumont.
Ian has experience on both sides of the camera working as a warm up artist for Blankety Blank, Fast Friends, Bread, In Sickness and In Health, Pebble Mill and Kilroy which led in turn to a walk on part in the TV series, The Chief. Ian also appeared on Celebrity Squares with Bob Monkhouse which led to his own half hour TV show, Stand and Deliver.