Stephen Mulhern is firmly established as one of the most popular presenters in the business. He is best known for his smash hit television shows ITV1’s Saturday morning show Holly & Stephen’s Saturday Showdown, Tricky, Fingertips, Globo Loco, the BAFTA award winning Quick Trick Show and Ministry of Mayhem. After stepping away from Saturday morning children’s TV he went onto host Dancing on Ice-Defrosted and Britain’s Got More Talent, the ITV2 spin offs from the massive ITV1 hit shows.
As well as television, Stephen is an experienced stage performer, having appeared in numerous theatre productions including Grease where he played Danny Zucco. He has also toured in his own stage show called Stephen’s Mega Mad Magic Show which saw him tour the country for 78 dates, performing for more than 250,000 people!
The highlight of Stephen’s stage career to date was being invited to appear on The Royal Variety Show at the Victoria Palace Theatre in front of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Stephen had the pleasure of meeting Her Majesty once again since then, having been invited to Buckingham Palace for tea!
Stephen has written a TV series for Channel 4 called ‘Freaky’. He has not only created the show but was the executive producer! Stephen says “It’s a new style of TV magic that is well suited to Channel 4 and moves magic on even further than David Blaine took it”. The first series was such a huge hit that the channel commissioned a second.
2005 was a great year for Stephen as he continued to host Ministry of Mayhem (Saturday mornings ITV1). He also presented the Children’s BAFTA Awards winning Tricky TV (CiTV) of which Stephen is the co-creator. He appeared as Robbie Williams on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes. He has also presented two series of the ITV1 primetime Saturday night show, Animals Do The Funniest Things. If this was not enough Stephen has also written his own one man stage show that toured Butlins.
2006 continued to be as hectic - Stephen co-presented Holly & Stephen’s Saturday Showdown (Saturday mornings ITV1), was nominated for two Children's BAFTA’s (Best Presenter & Best Entertainment show for Tricky) and also forged a very successful career with ITV2 with him hosting Dancing On Ice: Defrosted and The Princes Trust 30th Birthday celebrations.
After completing a sell out Christmas and New Year run of the panto Mother Goose, 2007 began with Stephen back on ITV2 with the second series of the hit show Dancing on Ice: Defrosted and Tricky TV also returned for its second series. In June, Stephen hosted another flagship show for ITV2, Britain’s Got More Talent, which proved to be a huge success! He returned to Panto playing the part of Aladdin at The Marlow Theatre in Canterbury which got rave reviews!
2008 was an exciting year for Stephen which saw Britain’s Got More Talent and Animals Do The Funniest Things return. He also fronted a brand new show for ITV1, Kids Do The Funniest Things & Athlete’s Do The Funniest Things. June saw Stephen host the Britain’s Got Talent Tour which took him up and down the country.
If that’s not enough he also toured the UK with his one man variety show throughout the summer. He then once again returned to Canterbury for Panto this time playing the part of Muddles in Snow White at the Marlow Theatre!
2009 saw Stephen return for a third series of Britain’s Got More Talent which got amazing viewing figures; it was the highest rated multi channel programme at that time! This again lead onto Stephen hosting the ever popular Britain’s Got Talent Tour, which was a huge success as it sold out at many arenas in the UK. He then went onto present a brand new show for ITV1 called Anonymous. Up next was a new series of Britain & Animals Do The Funniest Things. At Christmas Stephen decided to take a different route & was excited to be involved with a brand new pantomime Santa Claus and the return of Jack Frost at The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton.
Stephen continued with a busy schedule in 2010 seeing Do The Funniest Things returning for its 9th series, alongside the 4th series of the much loved show Britain’s Got More Talent that went out in April & May. The summer saw Stephen host his first Saturday Night prime time show for ITV1, Magic Numbers, a brand new fast paced live entertainment show where viewers phone numbers could win them a fortune. Hit Kids Magic show, Tricky TV also made a return with a third series after popular demand! If that wasn’t enough for one year Stephen then went on to play Aladdin at the Theatre Royal Nottingham.
2011 saw ‘Do The Funniest Things’ return for its 9th series on ITV1, Stephen once again hosted the Britain’s Got Talent Tour on the back of a hugely successful fifth series of his hit ITV2 show Britain’s Got More Talent. He then signed up to return to the brand new Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury after being invited back to appear as Buttons in Cinderella due to popular demand!
2012 kicked off with the return of Britain’s Got More Talent, as well as the return of his fabulously successful variety show tour at the Butlins resorts of Minehead, Skegness and Bognor throughout the summer. Stephen can be seen as a regular member of ITV1’s This Morning team, and he continues to work closely with ITV on various new projects.
As well as on TV, Stephen can be heard on radio co-hosting the Heart FM Breakfast Show with Emma Willis every Sunday from 8am. The show is a feel-good blend of music, topical conversation, showbiz news and celebrity guests to provide the perfect weekend wake-up call!
2013 has been an incredibly exciting year for Stephen as he returned with a brand new series of the award winning Britain’s Got More Talent, brought Mr Chips back to our Sunday nights with ITV1’s Catchphrase, launched the hugely successful Wednesday night family game show ‘Big Star’s Little Stars’, and hosted his very own ITV1 Sunday morning show ‘Sunday Side Up’….Phew!
Stephen will be returning to Panto this year as Buttons in a spectacular production of Cinderella at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley, and 2014 will kick off with the return of Britain’s Got More Talent!