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Frank Skinner is an English writer and award-winning comedian, best known for the hit football song Three Lions with David Baddiel and The Lightning Seeds as well as presenting, alongside Baddiel, the hit comedy show Fantasy Football League.
Frank Skinner often worked with best friend and ex-flat mate David Baddiel, notably on the popular late night entertainment show Fantasy Football League, from 1994 to 2004 and on Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned from 2000 to 2005.
The duo also co-wrote and performed the football song Three Lions with the Lightning Seeds and the England national football team for Euro 96, and re-released it for the 1998 World Cup. Both times the song reached #1 in the UK charts and it is widely regarded as the best of the English football anthems.
In 2001, he released his autobiography Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner, which became an instant bestseller. An accompanying TV show, Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner, in which Skinner showed where he lived as a child and interviews with Skinner, his friends and family members, was recorded and shown in 2001.
In 2005, Skinner announced to leave behind his television work in favor of returning to the stand-up comedy circuit. It was rumoured that ITV's decision not to offer him a new contract was the main driving force behind this decision. A second series of Shane has been made, but is lost amongst the wrangling.
Skinner and David Baddiel covered the 2006 FIFA World Cup by pod cast for The Times, a British broadsheet. The pod casts received a nomination for the 2007 Sony Radio Academy Awards.
In 2007, he announced a new live stand-up tour, his first for 10 years. On 1st May he performed a warm-up gig before a sell-out crowd at the Swindon Arts Centre, and followed this up on 26th May at the Forest Arts, New Milton. His final preview performance was at the Junction Theatre, Cambridge on 29th July. He has planned to perform in venues around the UK and Ireland during Autumn 2007.
Frank recently learned to play the banjo for a celebrity reality show, Play It Again, which was broadcast on the BBC in March 2007. He had 3 months to learn the instrument before competing in a bluegrass festival. In the end, despite progressing well, he got very nervous when performing and made many mistakes.
He has the intention of executive producing a CBS pilot version of Shane. A novel called Thunderman and Jeff Phillips is due in August 2007. Skinner returned to ITV to take part in a new show, Tough Gig, chronicling his visit to an Osho commune in Dorset.
Pondering upon his personal life, he was born as Christopher Graham Collins on 28 January 1957 in Oldbury, Worcestershire, England, but grew up in neighbouring Oldbury. His father was a former semi-professional footballer, who played for Spennymoor United before the Second World War, and met his mother in a local pub after Spennymoor had played West Bromwich Albion in an FA Cup game in 1937.
He passed 2 O-levels in the summer of 1973 and was allowed to take A-levels in English Language and Art, along with several O'level re-sits, at Oldbury Technical School Sixth Form. In February 2006, he received an honorary degree from the University of Central England. In February 2006, he received an honorary degree from the University of Central England. He was caught embezzling the school meals service by selling cut-price meal vouchers to pupils and expelled just six weeks into his studies. For several years he was known to the police after a series of minor offences including putting a length of pipe across a road and causing a car crash, although he never ended up in prison.