COMEDIAN Morgana Robinson has already wowed the nation with her bang-on celebrity impressions.
But who is this multi-talented lady appearing on the new series of Taskmaster? Here’s what we know…
Who is Morgana Robinson and is she married?
Morgana Robinson is a 39-year-old comedian, impressionist and actress.
She was born in Australia in 1982, before being raised on the other side of the planet – specifically in Kent.
Morgana is not married, nor has she spoken out in public about any potential partner.
However, the comedian posted a picture on Instagram of herself in the arms of a man, which fans have speculated to be actor Matt Berry who featured in House Of Fools alongside Morgana.
In 2006 she discovered she had a half-sister, who turned out to be the Australian-born punk rock star Brody Dalle, known for fronting The Distillers.
How did Morgana become famous?
Morgana’s big break came in 2009 when she was an art graduate working in a West End restaurant where celebrity agent John Noel was a regular diner.
She plucked up the courage to hand him her showreel, which she described as “just me, sitting on my sofa bed, in a wig”.
He signed her the very next day and the following year, Channel 4 commissioned The Morgana Show, a five-part comedy sketch-based series.
In 2012, Morgana starred in her first impersonation-based sketch show called Very Important People on which she took off all sorts of stars including Danny Dyer, Russell Brand, EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy and Adele.
This also landed her the Best Comedy Breakthrough Artists award at the British Comedy Awards that year and she soon became a household name.
In 2016 she landed a new series called The Agency on BBC Two, which got rave reviews and an outpouring of love on Twitter.
The series sees Morgana doing what she does best as she plays the parts of every celebrity on the books of a talent agency Mann Management, including former Bake Off hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, Adele and Gregg Wallace.
It was done as a fly-on-the-wall spoof and sees Morgana playing the parts of all the celebrities.
In 2016, she began her role in Channel 4 comedy The Windsors as Pippa and in 2021 she became the voice of CBeebies animal soap opera Garden Tales.
She’s appeared in three episodes of David Schwimmer’s Intelligence.
In 2021 she is one of three famous faces taking on the wacky challenges set by the Taskmaster.
When is Taskmaster on TV and how can I watch it?
Taskmaster returns to our screens with series 12, featuring Morgana Robinson, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Alan Davies.
The first episode of the new series aired on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 9pm on Channel 4.
The show will continue in the same time slot until the series ends in November.
All episodes will be available to watch after they have aired on All 4.