Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter performing sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott's and Cafe Zedel as well as appearing in the West End hit High Society, and performing at the world- famous Olivier Awards. Joe is a regular host of BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night and a special guest of Chris Evans, Alan Carr and Michael Parkinson. Most recently Joe has written the music for Jungle Book which has been adapted by the Olivier-Award winning Jessica Swale. Jungle Book receives its premiere at Royal & Derngate Northampton before beginning a major national tour.
What's your favourite TV show of all time?
Such a tricky question. It would have to be Blackadder or The Vicar Of Dibley. Don’t make me choose between those.
What's the last thing you watched on catch up?
Would I lose all jazz credibility if I said Strictly? Well, I don’t care. I have friends in the show and I love it.
Who would be your ideal leading lady?
Grace Kelly. She was the perfect film star. High Society was the film that made me want to be a musician.
What's your guilty TV pleasure?
Homes Under The Hammer. I used to watch it a lot when my life was just jazz clubs, as it was on at the perfect time to wake up.
Who would play you in a soap opera of your life and why?
What a terrible soap opera it would be… Martin Freeman? Is he free? Amazing actor, lovely chap.
Which TV character do you love to hate?
Walter White from Breaking Bad. That show was like nothing else, and there has never been any character more sinister on screen.
Which reality show would you most like to take part in?
Either Bake Off or Strictly. I’d only do a show where you come out of it better at something. Or completely traumatised.
Who's the best ever on-screen couple?
Harold and Madge Bishop, of course.
What's your favourite box set?
I loved Band Of Brothers. It almost set the trend for the television we have now.
If you were a chat show host, who would be number one on your guest wishlist?
Stevie Wonder. He’s the most musical man on the planet, a hero of mine and he also does a great selection of British accents.
What's your first TV memory?
Button Moon. Our daughter now loves it, which shows that great television doesn’t age.
Which show do you never miss?
Sherlock. And cricket (any).
What's the best thing on TV right now?
Joe Stilgoe is performing three distinct Christmas Shows at the Lyric, Hammersmith on 4th, 11th and 18th December. See www.lyric.co.uk or www.joestilgoe.com