Is Mark Labbett married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Katie Labbett who is a German-speaking artist and illustrator. They celebrated their wedding on 11 October 2014 which was organized at Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex, England. You might be unaware of the fact that Mark’s wife Katie is his second cousin which they weren’t unaware before their marriage.
The couple is also the perfect example of the truth that age doesn’t matter for the success of true love. They have 27 years age gap and together reside in Moorgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Regarding their children, Mark and his spouse are blessed with a son whose name hasn’t been disclosed publicly. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Labbett:
Who is Mark Labbett?
Born as Mark Andrew Labbett, he landed the planet on 15 August 1965, which makes his age be 55 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is a British television personality well recognized for appearing in the ITV game show The Chase as one of the Chasers alongside Jenny Ryan, Shaun Wallace and Anne Hegerty. Mark’s name is the show is “The Beast” which might be named after his tall height and giant body structure.
He has been appearing as the sole Chaser on the American version of the show and is one of the seven chasers on the Australian version. He has also made his appearances in numbers of quiz shows and television programs, especially in quizzing competitions. Previously, he has also worked in secondary schools working as a supply teacher.
Early Life and Education
Labbett was born in 1965 and his place of birth is in Tiverton, Devon. He was born to the parents named Carolyn Labbett (mother) and Jon Labbett (father). He was a genius child from his school days and was one of the favorite students to his teachers. Regarding his education and academic achievements, he went to Exeter College, Oxford from where he received his Master’s degree majoring in mathematics.
Later, he was also enrolled at the University of Exeter to earn his PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) in secondary education. He went to the University of South Wales which was then named as the University of Glamorgan to receive his legal CPE and LPC qualifications.
Mark Labbett Brother
Mark Labbett is not the only child to his parents but is also blessed with brothers named Paul and Philip Labbett. Both of his brothers are younger to him and together the three siblings have spent memorable childhood days together.
Career and Professional Life
After completing his academic studies, Mark initially worked as a supply teacher in secondary schools like Farnborough based Cove School and South Wales based Caldicot Comprehensive and Llanishen High School. While working at Butlins holiday camp, he developed his interest in quizzing. In April 2001, his pub quiz got victory over a weekend in Paris after taking participation in the national competition, Jumbo Quiz.
Mark has been working for the Barlborough based quiz company named Redtooth as a question writer. In 2013, he moved to South Yorkshire after being promoted from his two years of a part-time job. However, he doesn’t live there.
In 1999, he made his appearance in the British television game show named Mastermind which is being aired for BBC. There, Mark made his appearance as a specialist in the Olympic Games. The following year, he made his appearance on the show but this time, his specialist subject was the animated television show The Simpsons. The same year, he went to compete on Countdown. He also went to compete in Channel 4’s game show Grand Slam where Mark lost in his first match against Clive Spate in 2003.
He became the winner of the £500 on Channel 5 popular show BrainTeaser which made him became the talk of the town. In 2005, Mark continued his victory journey by being the winner of £1,500 on BBC One’s SUDO-Q. He was also the receiver of £32,000 on Millionaire Live. Millionaire Live is the live version of the British television quiz show named “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”. He was the captain of the team which competes in the 2006 European Quizzing Championships where his efforts made the team secure the fifth position. He grabbed the 17th position in the list of top quizzer in 2007 of his country.
In 2009, Mark was the part of the team named the Rugby Boys which was able to earn the BBC Four’s Only Connect which is presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell. He has made the appearance in multiple television programs like BBC National Lottery game show named The National Lottery People’s Quiz in 2007 where he turned to be second loss in the grand final, quiz program University Challenge and BBC quiz show named Are You an Egghead? He was able to receive the ranking of the 81st position in the World Quizzing Championships for 2012.
Mark made another appealing appearance in the three-part ITV series Sugar-Free Farm in 2016., In the show, he revealed that he has false teeth and the reason is that he has been having too much sugar. An announcement made everyone surprised that he was going to become the producer for wrestling promotion New Generation Wrestling (NGW).
Mark has uplifted his identity and popularity after being part of the ITV teatime quiz The Chase where Mark is making his appearance as one of the chasers. The quiz show is being hosted by Bradley Walsh and is being directed by Ian Hamilton and Stuart McDonald. Mark is nicknamed as “The Beast”. For the U.S. version of the show, Mark made his appearance in August 2013 on Game Show Network. Alongside Shaun Wallace and Anne Hegerty who are his fellow UK chasers, Mark is also part of the Australian version of The Chase among the seven Chasers.
Mark Labbett is a married celebrity and is happily living with his wife Katie Labbett. They have a single son in the name of their children and together are enjoying their family life. His spouse is a German-speaking artist and illustrator and is his distant relatives as well. However, the fact is unknown to them before their marriage. Talking more about Mark’s personal life, his nationality is British and comes from the white ethnicity background.
Popular by the name The Beast, Mark Labbett has a tall height of 6 feet and 7 inches (2.01 m). He has a weight of 170 kilograms (380 lb) as per his Wikipedia profile. He has set a mission of losing his weight which has been degrading his health.
Mark tweeted on 20 February 2018, where he revealed that he was able to make an impressive weight loss and has lost six inches of belly fat and our inches of his chest within six months. Mark is also a patient of Type-II diabetes and his life-partner has been helping him by eliminating sugar from his diet.
Salary and Net worth
British Quizzer Mark Labbett has an estimated net worth 3 million USD. He has added some extra fortune in his account by winning various quiz competitions. He received £1,500 on BBC One’s SUDO-Q and £32,000 on Millionaire Live, and £500 on the Channel 5 show, BrainTeaser. He has been receiving a jaw-dropping amount of salary from his role in The Chase (since 2009) and The Chase Australia (since 2016).
Wiki and Facts
The biography of British television personality, Mark Labbett is prepared by most of the recognized wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. You can join him on Twitter @marklabbett where he is being followed by over 107k followers. His Instagram account is reachable @the__beast380 but the verification of this profile hasn’t been made. For business inquiries and bookings, contact him on [email protected].