For almost twenty years Gareth Ellis (Bippo) has been entertaining audiences young and old! Since his first visit to a circus at the tender age of four Gareth was hooked.
With the support of his parents Gareth slowly started to carve his own path in show business. After buying a small caravan Gareth and his parents used to join Zippos Circus during school holidays. It was during one of these holidays Gareth was taking part in publicity for the circus with Zippo himself. When asked by a reporter what his clown name was Martin (Zippo) Burton replied – “He is a baby Zippo therefore his name is Bippo!” The rest was history!
Hear his story on Ladies of Liverpool this week.