27 September 1965 |
Rhona Cameron (born 27 September 1965) is a Scottish comedian. She rose to prominence via the stand-up comedy circuit, and was a regular on British television in the 1990s.
She presented the ITV game show Russian Roulette and the BBC Two show Gaytime TV. Cameron co-wrote Rhona with her former partner Linda Gibson. Rhona was a sitcom which starred Cameron as Rhona Campbell, a lesbian Scot living alone in London, who has problems similar to those of her straight friends. Only one six episode series was made, broadcast in July and August 2000 on BBC2.
Cameron was a participant in the first series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. She was responsible for one of the highlights of the show, when the tensions in the camp became unbearable for her, she ranted:
Sometimes I'm patronising. Sometimes I'm sarcastic. Sometimes he's (Nigel Benn) hot-headed. Sometimes Nell says nothing. Sometimes Uri dramatises little things like farts like he's an alien who's never seen one before. Sometimes Tony misses things because he's slightly slower. Sometimes Tara is like a child who's never been able to make a cup of tea. Sometimes, sometimes we are all like that, OK? That's life, that's personalities.
She is the author of Nineteen Seventy-Nine: A Big Year in a Small Town, a book about growing up as a lesbian in the small fishing town of Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, detailing about her teenage years and father's illness.
Her debut novel The Naked Drinking Club was published by Ebury Press in 2007.
Cameron was born in Dundee and is adopted; her birth mother (whose name Cameron keeps secret) was from North Shields and her biological father is shown as "unknown" on the adoption records. In 2006, on a Channel 4 programme In Your Dreams, she spoke of her upbringing in Edinburgh's Grindlay Street and of moving with her family to Musselburgh at the age of seven. She attended Musselburgh Grammar School.
Cameron is a Patron of both LGBT Youth Scotland and Pride London (the UK's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride event). She has stated that she supports the Scottish National Party and 'the case for Independence'.