Gerry & Dave Interview Julian Clary

Our Breakfast Boys love a good innuendo. They work long, hard and steadily to bring you as many as possible.

So, when we got the chance to get the King Of Innuendo in the studio we grasped it firmly.

A staple of British comedy since first appearing on TV in 1989, Julian has worked with the best, brightest and boldest. He’s been on Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You, QI just to name a few.

It’s not only the screen he’s best known for. He’s a regular on stage too.

Firstly, Clary has undertaken several successful tours of his stage act, four of which have been released on home video, including The Mincing Machine Tour (1989), My Glittering Passage (1993), Lord of the Mince (2011), and Position Vacant: Apply Within and his latest The Joy of Mincing. 

He is also well known for his panto appearances. The past 3 years he has been the lead of the country’s most prestigious panto at The London Palladium, getting rave reviews and making audiences of all ages quake with laughter.


Which is why people might find it interesting about his next venture. Children’s books. Seriously.

No, we are not joking. He’s already written 3. His new one “The Bolds in Trouble,” follows a family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in suburban Teddington – the town Julian himself grew up in. Life is good for The Bolds family, until the local neighbourhood watch is menaced by a family of urban foxes.

Julian, along with his illustrator David Roberts, are touring the country for The Bolds throughout the year. This autumn they are due to appear at the Bath Kids Lit Festival and the Cheltenham Literature Festival and we wanted to snaffle up the chance to get him in our studio and give him a grilling (ooer!).