BBC Richard Osman’s House of Games: Lucy Porter’s forgotten role as Kate Middleton and ITV Endeavour star husband

Lucy Porter is an actress and comedian from South London who has appeared on countless TV and radio shows, in a career spanning all the way back to 1999.

She rose to fame after appearing on shows including Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You, following years of stand up comedy at festivals across Britain.

This week, she will put her general knowledge and critical thinking skills to the test as she takes part in Richard Osman’s House of Games on BBC Two alongside Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Odudu, author Mark Billingham and Irish comedian Nick Delamere.

Actress and comedian Lucy Porter will appear on Richard Osman’s House of Games on BBC two throughout the week

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Now 48, the Croydon native is married with two children – and her career shows no signs of stopping.

Porter was one of the main stars in Headcases – an ITV animated show based on current affairs, which mocked celebs, politicians and members of the Royal Family.

The show’s only series, which lasted six episodes, aired in April and May 2008. Porter voiced the character of Kate Middleton, which the programme portrayed as a ‘commoner’.

One funny clip showed the Royals attempting to order a pizza, only to ask for caviar toppings. The programme’s only series began on 6 April 2008, with weekly episodes until 11 May 2008, airing on Sundays

Porter has been married to ITV Endeavour actor Justin Edwards since 2009 and the pair has two children together.

He played the role of Station Master Paterson in the episode entitled Passenger in 2018.

He has also had roles in Paddington 2, The Thick Of It, Black Mirror and Skins, and portrayed Norman Grainger in an episode of EastEnders dated December 15, 2015.

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At just four feet and eleven inches in height, Porter has spoke openly in the past about her struggles while driving.

She told The Times in 2018: “Everybody thinks they’re a good driver, but we can’t all be above average.

“I have no sense of spatial awareness, am terrible at parking and irritating to be stuck behind because I can’t gauge my car’s width.

“So, if I’m going down a country lane, I’ll drive into a hedge if anything is coming the other way.

“I’m the one at whom everyone shouts, ‘Come on, love, you could get a bus through there!’”

Richard Osman’s House of Games airs on weeknights at 6pm on BBC Two.

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