Timmy Mallett (born on 18 October, 1955, Marple, Cheshire, England) is a TV presenter and broadcaster who achieved cult status in the UK on Manchester's Piccadilly Radio and then later on TV-am. He lives in Cookham Rise, UK.
Mallett is most notable for his striking visual style, involving loud shirts, comedy glasses and the giant pink foam mallet, labelled Mallett's Mallet that he carried with him, sometimes bonking children on the head, as well as his 'utterly brilliant!' and 'bleurgh!' catchphrases.
Wacaday was even more successful than its parent. The programme was characterised by games such as Mallett's Mallet, a word association game where contestants were hit over the head by his famed mallet for getting answers wrong. In later years, a talking mini version of the mallet called Pinky Punky was introduced and soon became one of Mallett's established sidekicks along with Magic, his pet cockatiel (the name Pinky Punky was chosen after Timmy asked viewers to write in with their ideas for a name). Wacaday ended in 1992 with TV-am. Since then, Mallett runs his own production company, Brilliant TV.
In 1993, Timmy starred in The Children's Channel's Around the World in 80 seconds as Captain Everything.
From 1997, Brilliant TV made three series of Timmy Towers for CITV, starring Mark Speight as the Abominable No Man, Rodger Bremble as Aunty Boney knees, and Alex Lovell as the delightful Miss Thing. Timmy Towers was a panto-style show where The Abominable No Man wanted to take over the world, kidnap kids, lock them in the Room with No TV and flush them down the toilet. Timmy's job was to save the world - a tough job but very enjoyable to watch.
In 2004 he was a stand-in contestant for the ITV1 jungle-based reality series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. He did not become a contestant on the show, but recorded a video diary of his exploits in Australia, the setting for the series, for the ITV2 companion programme I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Now.
Mallett was a trialist on The Match in 2006 . Mallett is also a supporter of Oxford United and regularly attends matches there. Timmy does a regular podcast for the Oxford Mail on United. He can also be seen occasionally watching his local club Maidenhead United
September 2008 Timmy appeared on the BBC1 politics show This Week talking about being positive when things get tough.
As well as his broadcasting work, Mallett tours many students' unions, and clubs, performing his own show. In January 2008, Mallett appeared at Warwick Student Union where he performed before a record audience of several thousand..
He also regularly performs in panto, including Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, in December 2007. Timmy will be playing the part of Mr Smee in Peter Pan at the Playhouse, Weston Super Mare December 2008.
In 1986 he also became a presenter on pan-European music channel Music Box, and for this reason he also took part in a sort of music group called The Rap Pack made up of some of Music Box's presenters, who released a single called Back To The Rhythm along with an accompanying video.
In 2002, for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II, he completed a series of 50 portraits of people from around Cookham in Berkshire where he lives, including Lorraine Kelly, Sir Clive Woodward, Ulrika Jonsson, Jim Rosenthal, Wendy Craig and Stanley Spencer's grandson John.
In autumn 2008 Timmy will be doing a nation wide tour exhibiting his work at prestigious galleries across the UK. An exhibition of his work takes place in the Artists Gallery in Aberdeen, Scotland October 11th - 25th. He shares tips for his art work with his good friend Rolf Harris.
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