Alexander Armstrong is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and bass baritone. He is best-known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller who starred in four series of Armstrong and Miller and The Armstrong and Miller Show. He regularly hosts the BBC series Have I Got News For You has co-presented the hugely popular TV quiz show Pointless, alongside Richard Osman since 2009.
Since September 2014, Alexander has presented the Saturday afternoon programme on the classical radio station Classic FM, and in 2020 he took over from John Suchet to host Classic FM’s flagship weekday mid-morning programme.
Alexander has a strong background in cathedral music. He counts his time as a chorister at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh as one of the most important and formative experiences of his life and went on to sing as a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. After over a decade in television and comedy, Alexander returned to his musical roots releasing his debut solo vocal album, A Year of Songs, in November 2015. It reached number 6 on the UK Albums Chart and topped the UK Classical Charts. He has since released two more albums.
Alexander said: “I owe my entire career to my experience as a chorister. It was where I learnt to perform, where I learnt to use the full range of my voice; where I learnt to listen, where I learnt to write comedy - but most importantly it was where I learnt the wonderful truth that something exceptional, something as beautiful as anything anywhere, can be created just by you and your friends. I am therefore honoured to have joined the Cathedral Music Trust as their Ambassador and look forward to supporting them in their work to ensure that this extraordinary musical heritage evolves and thrives to benefit future generations.”