Born in January 1957 Frank Skinner grew up in Oldbury and Smethwick in the West Midlands. After various jobs, he performed his first stand up gig in December 1987 and went on to win the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival. He often works with his best friend and fellow comedian, David Baddiel; they hosted the incredibly popular Fantasy Football League TV programme and comedy chat show Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. Together they penned the lyrics for the 1996 English football anthem, 'Three Lions', performed by The Lightening Seeds. Frank is the host of his eponymous and highly popular TV comedy chat show, Frank Skinner's Opinionated.