Want to know about the Julian Clary Controversy? Popular English actor, comedian, novelist, and television presenter, Julian Clary has been a part of the comedy industry for a while now. The comedian also did a cameo guest star part in the BBC drama Virtual Murder, in 1992.
Julian kickstarted his career under the fake name, Leo Hurll, as he was unidentified as a fake keyboardist for pop band Thinkman. The comedian later went into the alternative comedy scene during the early 1980s, as he went under the alias Gillian Pieface.
Fans were thoroughly entertained as Clary’s furry companion, Fanny the Wonder Dog, would also be a part of his performances. Let us find out all about the Julian Clary Controversy.
Julian Clary Controversy
The Julian Clary controversy grabbed huge media attention after the comedian made a joke about f**ting at an awards show, and the joke later sparked a huge campaign to get him banned from television.
The 60-year-old comedian has, however, admitted that he still stands by his infamous Norman Lamont joke despite the backlash that it received.
Clary called it a good joke and that he stands by it. At the time, the Independent Television Commission was furious while stating that Clary’s joke was rather wholly unacceptable even though it was aired to 13 million viewers after the watershed.
While the joke was received well in the room, there was much media backlash, with The Sun even starting an unsuccessful campaign to have Clary banned from TV.
Julian Clary admitted that he likes to think the supreme power made him say something outrageous in order to clear his diary and give him some time off. Clary further stated that TV was never his forte and that probably just as well that he stayed out of it.
Julian later explained that it was his heavy medication that he was on that might have caused the explicit joke. He revealed that he was on Valium in the day and Rohypnol at night and how it makes one very uninhibited.
Who Is Julian Clary’s Husband?
Julian Clary’s husband is Ian Mackley. The two have been together since 2005, after they crossed paths at a yacht party in Ibiza.
After dating for a while, the pair finally got married in November 2016, and the television star made the big announcement while taking to social media and jokingly confirming the marriage.
Julian Clary once explained that the secret to their long relationship was to have lots of space while revealing that they hardly see each other and that neither of them is needy. Clary further added that they are not dependent on each other emotionally or in any other way.
While talking about his sexuality, Julian Clary recalled how he was an effeminate child, and it was pretty obvious to most people as they would call him gay when he was at primary school.
The comedian further revealed that when he had his first national newspaper interview, the headline was ‘Gay Clary’, and while he was admittedly taken aback, his parents said that they liked it.
Taskmaster season 16: All About It
Fans are in for a big surprise as Julian Clary returns with the much-awaited sixteenth season of Taskmaster! Not only that, but the comedian has also announced his brand-new 2024 UK tour details! Clary will be playing 45 shows across the UK, as the dates will be from 10th April – 14th June, and Julian Clary will be stopping off for two nights at the London Palladium.
As Julian Clary makes the big announcement in his signature style while saying that fans have heard about The Man With No Name? Now, it is The Man With No Shame! The comedian also stated that it was only a matter of time before he eased himself into some chaps!