Regular host BBC's daily quiz show Pointless, also host of Have I Got News For You and writer and performer in the comedy sketch show Armstrong & Miller. Star of the Direct Line adverts with Chris Addison
Alexander was born in Rothbury, Northumberland, and studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a member of The Cambridge Footlights.
He met his comedy partner Ben Miller in 1991, whilst performing at London’s only sketch club TBA at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. The duo began performing together in 1993, and 1996 they were nominated for a Perrier Comedy Award.
After guest appearances on French & Saunders, Smith & Jones and Harry Enfield & Chums, they got their big break on Channel 4's Saturday Live. This led to their own show on Paramount TV and then Channel 4 which ran for four series.
Armstrong and Miller dissolved their partnership in 2000, to forge their separate careers.
Alexander went on to appear in such TV shows as Beast, Mutual Friends, hospital sitcom TLC and three series of Life Begins for ITV. As a host/presenter, his credits include: Don’t Call Me Stupid, Have I Got News For You, and Best of the Worst. He also is recognized for playing ‘Harry’ in the Pimms adverts.
Armstrong and Miller re-united for a one-off charity gig in London at The Groucho Club in 2005, which reignited their partnership, and later led to their prime-time BBC One show.
Alexander is an accomplished corporate comedy performer and event host