The most recognisable face in the world of TV warm up in the UK, Stuart has over 20 years of experience working in Television Entertainment.
Having an ever growing list of shows he has performed on, Stuart’s impressive repertoire includes such shows as Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent, The Masked Singer, The Voice, Dancing On Ice, The Greatest Dancer, The Jonathan Ross Show, Love Island, Catchphrase and The X Factor.
As well as TV warm up Stuart has hosted many corporate events including such recognisable brands as the BBC Good Food Show, Heathrow Airport, Costa Coffee, Bunzl and Suzuki Cars. Furthermore, Stuart has undertaken nationwide tours for both Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing On Ice, at the sell-out venues of Wembley Arena and the O2. For the past 4 years Stuart has been the on-pitch compere for Soccer Aid at the prestigious grounds of Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge. Stuart had the honour of being selected to perform in front of 200,000 people at Hyde Park for the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
His combination of charm, wit and funny one liners has made him a highly sought after compere in the corporate field. His high-energy interactive entertainment is sure to bring not just fun but professionalism and experience to your event. The most recognisable face in the world of TV warm up in the UK, Stuart has over 20 years of experience working in Television Entertainment.
"I love working with Stuart, in my opinion he’s the best warm up in the industry”
"Stu has worked with me for many years. His professionalism and warmth makes everyone’s studio experience a memorable one . His interaction with audiences and artistes alike is second to none . Not only is he at the top of his game , he’s also very , very funny.”
“Working with Stuart is an absolute treat. He’s always guaranteed to get the audience on their feet. It helps any production and show to have Stuart on board! ”
"I simply love working with Stuart. He is one of the funniest guys I know. Always happy , and lovely to have around. He is just really, really good x”
“Stu Holdham is not only a legend in his own bathroom but on the warm up circuit too. He has a unique ability to combine his extraordinary size with his wonderful warmth and humour to create some of the longest funniest warm up moments you’ll experience, plus he’s very very reasonable!! I love working with Stu as long as he never ever stands next to me again!!”
“I’ve been working with Stuart for a number of years now, and even after hearing his jokes MANY times, he still makes me laugh! He has a brilliant self-deprecating sense of humour and when I step out onto that stage, I never have any doubt that he’s worked his bloody socks off getting the crowd in tip top form for the show ahead. Thank you Stu for the fun, and the games!”
“Stuart Holdham really is the best warm up comedian on the circuit and I always look forward to recording shows that he’s working on. He’s an entertainer and manages somehow to always get me to do outrageous things for the crowd. Let’s just all be grateful his jokes are better than his taste in suits! “
"Stuart is genuinely such a lovely fella and seriously funny with it too. He makes my job a hell of a lot easier, that's for sure!"
“Stu is one of the best in the business! He always keeps the audience entertained and upbeat. He is worth hiring just to see what suit he wears.”
“Big Stu is an actual legend, recording any show isn’t the same without him there. Hilarious, fun and only slightly less handsome than myself“
Stuart has worked for us on multiple live events over the years - he has a unique knack of pitching his delivery exactly right for the audience, is spot on with commercial messaging and always gets the balance right. He can be guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone who crosses his path and we can’t recommend him highly enough for anyone looking for a compere or host.
I’ve been fortunate enough to Direct some of the biggest award winning shows on TV. In my opinion a show builds its reputation on the atmosphere created in the studio. Having worked with Stuart for many years I know when he’s at the helm on a studio floor I always get the energy, ambiance and vibrancy from the audience that I need. Stuart is without doubt one of the best out there.
Laconic laidback Holdham is considered the best in the business. The warm up specialist canny producers book for recordings and big ticket shows.
‘On comes the warm-up guy. This is Stuart Holdham and he is the hardest working man on Strictly’
‘The warm-up guy, Stuart Holdham, is outstanding – one of the funniest and best I’ve ever seen. He makes you clap a LOT, my hands were red raw by bedtime’
‘I’m told that in the run-through, BGT’s warm-up man Stuart Holdham hosted, but bosses want a big name such as Alan Carr if it makes it to TV.
They’d be better off giving it to Stuart who I’ve seen first-hand is very funny.‘
Getting the crowd hyped on The Greatest Dancer with my wing woman Oti Mabuse.
My own audition for The Greatest Dancer. Needless to say I didn't make the cut.
With dance partner Olly Murs on The Voice UK.
Just seeing how loud the audience can get on a Strictly Come Dancing Final