Freddie Starr was an English comedian, impressionist, singer and actor. Starr was the lead singer of Merseybeat pop group the Midniters during the early 1960s, and came to prominence in the early 1970s after appearing on Opportunity Knocks and the Royal Variety Performance. In the 1990s he starred in several television shows, including Freddie Starr (1993–94), The Freddie Starr Show (1996–98) and An Audience with Freddie Starr in 1996. In 1999, he presented the game show Beat the Crusher. He was a contestant on the television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2011.