Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth
  • comedian, writer, broadcaster, actor

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the former MP and Government Whip, regular on Just A Minute and longest surviving member of the Countdown team, celebrates the power of the English language and the wonder (and importance) of words.

Host of Radio 4’s Wordaholics, a reporter on The One Show, a survivor on QI, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You, Gyles Brandreth has been fascinated by words since he could walk – and talk. With words to make you laugh (and even cry) and stories from his years in politics and entertainment, Gyles is coming to the Festival of Education to celebrate a lifetime’s love of language. No hesitation or repetition, but a bit of deviation guaranteed.

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