BRIT Awards host and comedian Mo Gilligan is continuing to make a name for himself. His success has brought him a huge amount of fame and fortune and he’s kindly donating his presenting fee – here’s how he made his millions
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Comedian Mo Gilligan’s meteoric rise has continued. The Londoner is now set to host this year’s version of the Brit Awards, an honour previously bestowed upon the likes of Jack Whitehall, James Corden, Peter Kay and Chris Evans.
Like many a modern star, Gilligan began his career by uploading clips to social media. However, he has since gone on to host arena shows and has even won a BAFTA for his performance in The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan.
He beat fellow funny-men Frankie Boyle, Lee Mack and Graham Norton to win the prize for best entertainment performance.
Things are certainly going well for the 33-year-old, but who is he and how has all that success affected his net worth?
Who is British comedian Mo Gilligan?
Mo Gilligan’s funny social media clips were picked up by none other than modern music legend and rap sensation Drake.
The Celebrity Gogglebox star had been on the stand-up scene for around six years at that point and character, ‘The Geezer’, drew Drake’s attention with his ‘coupla cans’ catchphrase.
Drake quoted Gilligan on his account, posting that he was “Enjoying this “Julie bring me a couple cans” weather today”.
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Mo had been followed by the rapper on Instagram since April 2017 and at the time, he quipped on Twitter : “Got a follow from Drake on Instagram but my mum still hasn’t accepted my friend request on Facebook.”
He is now known as an award-winning comedian with his own show and he is also one of the judges on the popular ITV programme The Masked Singer.
What is Mo Gilligan’s net worth?
With awards, The Masked Singer and arena shows to his name, it is no wonder Mo Gilligan’s net worth has shot up since his success.
The social media sensation has also secured two Netflix specials in his time. A third special, ‘There’s Mo To Life’ will be released next month on Netflix in 190 countries on February 17, 2022.
Idol Net Worth estimates his net worth to be around £18 million, while more moderate estimates predict a sum somewhere between £1 million and £5 million.
Of all his achievements, he told The Guardian that it was buying a house that he was most proud of.
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He said: “Getting a house. I didn’t think that was a possibility for me. I’ve been able to do amazing things – Netflix, tours, winning a Bafta – but having something you own is hard, so that’s really up there.”
Despite this, Mo told VICE that the biggest mistake of his teenage years was not buying Bitcoin.
He said: “I’ll tell you this one for free mate: not buying Bitcoin when it was $1 a coin. Oh my gosh. I knew about Bitcoin, you know? And it stresses me every day. I knew about Bitcoin when I was like 17, 18.”
Gilligan is donating his BRIT Awards fee to the Five x More, a charity that is “committed to changing black women’s maternal health outcomes in the UK”.
Who is Mo Gilligan dating?
Mo Gilligan has been dating Hollyoaks, Holby City and Rillington Place actress Sophie Wise.
They are believed to have begun their romance way back in 2018, but Mo makes very little reference to his relationship publicly, preferring to keep things private.
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