This year, Stephen Mullan, an obscure Irish comedian, landed the gig as the voice of the Australian reality dating show Love Island. After being delayed due to COVID-19, Mullan took on the role for the third season of the show when it aired on 11 October last month.
Even though Mullan admits he didn’t know anything about the reality show before landing the part, he describes it as his “dream job.” But who exactly is Stephen Mullan?
Here is everything you need to know about the Irish comedian!
The Son of a Cork Preacher
Mullan was born to Argentinian immigrant parents as one of three children. His father was a born-again Christian preacher, and his mother was from Buenos Aires. He says that his creative comedy side comes from his mother.
When Mullan was a kid, he came to Australia with his parents to visit his family in Perth and Sydney. His aunt and cousins live in Western Australia, and he’ve had a couple of aunts that lived in Sydney in the ’90s. Likewise, his brother once lived in Down Under Bar and Grill in Brisbane for a year. He also has a sister whose name remains unknown.
From an Apprentice Carpenter To Landing TV Gigs
Mullan started his working life on building sites as an apprentice carpenter. In 2013, he made his first appearance on screen in an independent film, Out of Here. More notably, he appeared in films such as Rebellion, Charlie, and Love, Rosie.
The 33-year-old Mullan relocated to London and continued to work on his stand-up routine. After the COVID-19 pandemic cut short his five-year stage career, he started his own podcast during the lockdown.
Finally, Mullan managed to catch the eye of Love Island producers who were looking for a replacement for Eoghan McDermott ahead of the launch of season three. Apart from these, he has also filmed a bunch of ads for the National Dairy Council.
Cultivated Comedy from “Dark” Side
In his teens, Mullan ended up in a psychiatric ward with depression and drug abuse issues. Thankfully, he started searching for the brighter side of his dark life and eventually, he got into arts.
His debut album Son of a Preacher Man was about his issues with suicide and depression. Now, he is an advocate for mental health. He has even launched a podcast called Hello Stevo, which seeks to discover the hilarious part of everyday life, even on the toughest of days.
Prefers a Low-key Romantic Affair
The new Love Island Australia narrator hasn’t unveiled much about his romantic affair. His social accounts are entirely void of his possible love affair.
Even though Mullan hasn’t yet confirmed his dating status, he likely provided a hint to suggest that he is in a relationship. In a recent interview, he said that he and his partner are hooked on Gogglebox.
So, what was Mullan trying to suggest? Does he have a girlfriend? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section!