Rik Jones as Long John Silver
Rik began life as a child and quickly learnt that comedy and entertaining was the way to avoid ever having a proper job, something that Rik has been successful in for most his life.
Riks first taste of entertaining was hosting an afternoon radio show in Greece (a language he doesn’t speak) whilst working as a holiday rep. Rik worked for several years as an overseas entertainer and comic where, as a result, he found a love of rotten tomatoes.
Rik was then asked to manage an entertainment team for an ocean cruise line where he had the opportunity to develop his stage craft as an all-round entertainer and even sang sometimes but was never asked to.
Rik now had the tools to perform comedy and live entertainment, and as a host and warm-up he worked alongside Sky Sports and several game show channels, where he was allowed to run free with his own style of whacky comedy and presenting.
Eventually returning back to the UK Rik pursued his love of presenting and comedy and hosted a national radio breakfast show with Bradley Walsh whilst also hosting his own shows throughout the UK.
Rik now spends his summer’s as a Cruise Director on the rivers of Europe. This year’s Christmas season in Sevenoaks will be a big tick on Rik’s bucket list, as panto has been an ambition of his for many years!