Tom Read Wilson was born in Berkshire in 1986. He grew up as the son, grandson and great-grandson of teachers at Bradfield College and later moved to nearby Pangbourne College. When the college needed younger cast members than the secondary school could provide for their school plays, Tom would join the company. This happened with South Pacific and Rodgers and Hammerstein left an indelible impression.
Now stage-struck, Tom went on to study at Rose Bruford College where a benevolent teacher, who also taught at The Royal Academy of Music, recommended their Musical Theatre Course. Tom went there in 2010 and that year met his future teacher, one the the operatic tenors.
Since leaving The Royal Academy of Music in 2011, Tom has performed all over the world: In pantomime as the evil fairy Firena in Sleeping Beauty (Wellingborough Castle Theatre), as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (Madinat Theatre, Dubai), as the eponymous Cat in The Hat (Everyman Theatre, Cork, The Palace Theatre, Manchester, The Hull Truck, The Watford Colosseum), in concert with The Fingask Follies (Fingask Castle, Perth, Chelsea Arts Club, London) and, most recently, as Bill in Sweet Revenge (Theatre Royal Windsor).
Tom’s television career began with an appearance on “The Voice”. We now know him better as the receptionist in E4’s hit show “Celebs Go Dating”. He adores the show as one of the world’s “incurable romantics.”
Tom currently resides in London, England. He is now one of the main stars in Celebs Go Dating and the show has become one of the biggest celebrity themed TV shows in the UK with Tom being described as the nations sweetheart. Tom will be taking part in Season 3 that will air later in 2017 on E4.