Comedian, writer, TV host and actor Cal Wilson has died in hospital in Sydney after a short illness. She was 53.
Having established a successful profile in her native New Zealand, she came to Australia in 2003 after winning Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2001. As well as her stand-up comedy she appeared on comedy shows including Spicks And Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Rove Live, The Glass House, Good News Week, Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight, Can Of Worms, The Weekly With Charlie Pickering, Have You Been Paying Attention?, Celebrity Letters And Numbers, Would I Lie To You?, The Project and the British series QI.
She was a regular in sketch comedy shows Skithouse and The Wedge, played an acting role in Last Man Standing and was a contestant in Dancing With The Stars and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
She hosted the ABC series Sleuth 101 and this year co-hosted The Great Australian Bake-Off for Foxtel and Who The Bloody Hell Are We? for SBS.
Cal Wilson is survived by her husband Chris and son Digby.