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Comedians and self-proclaimed struggling parents Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe will be sharing the highs and lows of family life at Bluewater.
The pair will be meeting fans and signing copies of their new book, Parenting Hell, at Waterstones inside the Greenhithe shopping centre on Sunday, November 6.
Together, Rob and Josh began the Lockdown Parenting Hell podcast in April 2020, sharing their thoughts and feelings about being inside with their children during the pandemic and interviewing other celebrity parents about their experiences.
When the lockdown lifted, the Parenting Hell podcast continued and the comedians, who both have two children, continued to discuss the ‘madness, absurdity and utter chaos’ of being a parent.
Since its launch, the podcast has received more than 50 million downloads, topped the iTunes podcast chart and featured guests such as Fearne Cotton, Louis Theroux, Ellie Taylor, Robbie Williams, Nadiya Hussain, Peter Crouch and Lorraine Kelly.
The podcast is also being turned into a live show, with an arena tour of the UK set to take place in 2023. The tour includes a date at The O2 in London in April, as well as dates in Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
Josh first found his comedy feet at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, before appearing on TV shows such as Stand Up for the Week and Have I Got News for You.
Since 2012, he has co-hosted the Last Leg on Channel 4 with Adam Hills and Alex Brooker.
Josh and his wife, Rose, have a five-year-old daughter, Pearl, and a one-year-old son, Cassius, born in May 2021.
Rob, who studied Tourism Management for three years at Canterbury Christ Church University, began his comedy career by performing at the likes of So You Think You’re Funny, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He went on to land a number of TV spots, including Celebs Go Dating, Taskmaster and two years hosting ITV2 spin-off I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now.
Rob and his wife Louise have two daughters, aged six and four. Despite discussing his family regularly on the podcast, the couple have not shared their childrens’ names with the public.
Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe will be at Waterstones in Bluewater on Sunday, November 6 from 1pm. Book online here.
Tickets cost £20 and include a copy of the Parenting Hell book.
The book is out now and can be purchased in stores, online and downloaded as an audio book.
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