Zoe Lyons Biography – Zoe Lyons Wiki
Zoe Lyons is a British stand-up comedian and radio and television host. She is the host of the BBC 2 quiz show, Lightning, as well as co-host of the “Let’s Talk About The Husband” podcast with fellow gay comedian Stephen Bailey.
Lyons first came to public attention in the 2001 ITV reality show Survivor, making the last four. She then turned to stand-up comedy in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London.
She went on to win the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and was nominated for best newcomer for her debut one-woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007. In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award.
Lyons has appeared in many TV shows including Mock the Week, The Wright Stuff, Michael McIntyre Roadshow and many more.
Zoe Lyons Age
She was born Zoe Ann Lyons on 3 October 1971 in Haverfordwest, Wales, United Kingdom.
Zoe Lyons Family
Comedian and quiz show host Zoe Lyons was born to an Irish father and an English mother. She was born in Wales, before moving to Ireland, Surrey and finally Glasgow with her family. Zoe left Glasgow to attend the University of York, where she graduated for a degree in psychology in 1992.
“We moved from Wales when I was about six months old and lived in Dunmore East until I was six or seven and then went to Clonmel for a couple of years – my early childhood was definitely in Ireland and then we moved to Epsom [in Surrey] when I was about nine or ten,” she told RTÉ.
“I remember moving from England to Scotland where I had an English accent in a Scottish school and that was more of an issue but when I moved from Ireland to England, I was at young enough of an age that you’re just a chameleon – you’re just a sponge so it changes really quickly.”
Zoe Lyons Wife
Who is Zoe Lyons married to? She is married to Sindy De Jong, who is a nurse originally from the Netherlands. Zoe met her wife Sindy through mutual friends during a holiday on the Greek island of Lesvos in 2001 and have been married since 2006.
During the pandemic in 2020, Lyons separated from her wife for a while and then got back together.
“The pandemic meant I wasn’t working and staying home all the time made my domestic life quite difficult, so my wife Sindy and I separated for a while – though I’m happy to say we are back together again now.
“I think lockdown put a massive magnifying glass on life. If there were any issues there beforehand, they came glaringly into focus when you’re forced into isolation with each other. So it was a perfect storm.”
Zoe Lyons Illness
Award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons suffers from Alopecia areata, a sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap. Alopecia areata occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles and may be brought on by severe stress.
In an October 2022 interview with the Guardian, Zoe Lyons revealed her alopecia had returned. The comedian on the return of her alopecia said: “I had it as a kid and it fell out in patches, but then I had this monumental breakup and it really went. There’s a bit of you going: “It’s only hair and it’s fine.” But I think the issue was I wasn’t feeling myself and I also didn’t look like myself. It’s hard to look in the mirror and not see what you normally see.”
Zoe Lyons Wig
“I had to think about how I was going to present myself on television. Initially, it was alright and we could sort of colour it in with felt tip (or the makeup equivalent). Then I had to have that conversation with myself: I’m going to have to get a wig. We doubled down on the: “Christ, here I am, cliched, middle-aged gameshow host, in a frickin’ wig”.
“It was hard but coming out the other side of it, I’ve done a few television appearances recently where I haven’t worn the wig. I’ve got this weird semi-bald head at the moment, and it’s felt empowering. My hair is starting to grow back, and I’ve promised myself when it does, I’m going to go full 1970s bouncing perm. I’m going to go full Charlie’s Angels on it. Luscious, bouncing soft perm. It’ll look horrendous, like a restoration play wig.
“It’s been challenging but I’ve learned a lot about myself from it and I’ve met some amazing people through being open about it. Once you start to take control, talk about it and own it, you meet so many people who are going through the same thing.”
Zoe Lyons Hair
Zoe Lyons has experienced hair loss since childhood. The warning sign was a small, round patch of missing hair at the back of her head – something Zoe has had on and off since childhood.
“The first time I experienced hair loss I was 11 years old. My parents were divorcing, which was fairly traumatic. I remember my mum brushing my hair one day and saying ‘oh wow’ – it was like there was a nest of hair in the brush.”
“My hair came out quite badly over a couple of years and I had major bald patches,” she recalled. “They tended to be at the nape of the neck, which meant they were easy to hide, but I also got one right at the front of my head. I looked like I’d had a frontal lobotomy.”
“As I had long hair we used to weave it across in an elaborate comb-over to hide the bald patches, though it was very wind dependent.”
Zoe Lyons Net Worth
Comedian Zoe Lyons’ net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Zoe Lyons Instagram
Zoe Lyons’ Instagram is @zoelyonscomedy.