Rory McGrath began his career writing for the popular 80’s shows, Chelmsford 123, The Dave Allen Show and Alas Smith and Jones, before appearing onscreen as a panellist on Whose Line Is It Anyway? His big television break, however, came in 1995 when Rory became a regular panellist on the television comedy sports quiz, They Think It’s All Over, which ran for 11 years. During its 18 series, Rory was the only original team member to appear in all episodes.
Rory has also hosted many entertainment and factual programmes on topics such as travel, sports and history. Some of these include Three Men in a Boat and The Holiday Show for the BBC and Bloody Britain and Engineering Britain for Discovery. He has also made guest appearances on the comedy shows Drop the Dead Donkey, Don’t Quote Me and About Face.
Rory also co-wrote and hosted Rory and Paddy’s Great British Adventure and Rory and Paddy’s Even Greater British Adventure, with fellow comedian Paddy McGuiness.
Most recently, Rory has been fundraising for the charity campaign Breathlessness.