Television presenter of game shows who became known for hosting the shows My Kind of Music and Kids Say The Funniest Things. He also hosted the show Strike It Lucky.
He briefly worked in theater shows in London and as a Redcoat at holiday camps before he became a known presenter.
He appeared in his own sketch comedy series in 1983 called The Michael Barrymore Show, but the show was cut after one year.
He married Cheryl Barrymore in 1976 and the couple divorced in 1997.
He appeared on the UK's Celebrity Big Brother; Julie Chen was the host of the American version of Big Brother.