Matthew Jeffrey "Matt" Richardson (born 28 May 1991) is an English comedian and broadcaster, best known as a co-presenter on the ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack in 2013.
In 2016, Richardson became the drive time presenter on the digital radio station Virgin Radio UK. Richardson has co-presented Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live and Celebrity Haunted Mansion with Christine Lampard on UKTV's W channel.
Richardson grew up in the South Oxfordshire town of Didcot and has performed at the Cornerstone Arts Centre.
Richardson began doing stand-up in November 2009 aged 18. He appeared in the finals of So You Think You're Funny and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year in 2010.
Richardson's first solo show, Hometown Hero, won Best New Show at the 2012 Leicester Comedy Festival and was taken on a 54 date national tour from September 2013 to June 2014. His second show 'Slash' debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 before going on a UK Tour in Autumn 2017. After a run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival he went on tour with his show “Impostor” in early 2020
Television and radio
In 2013, Richardson replaced Olly Murs as co-presenter of the ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, airing immediately after the main ITV show hosted by Dermot O'Leary. On 4 June, both Richardson and Flack announced that they would not return for The Xtra Factor for series 11.
Richardson is a regular panelist and presenter on Channel 5's Big Brother spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side. In 2014, Richardson was a regular panelist on the ITV2 panel show Viral Tap presented by Caroline Flack.
In 2016, Richardson became the drive time presenter on the digital radio station Virgin Radio UK. In 2018 his show on Virgin was nominated for a Radio Academy Award for Funniest Show He left Virgin Radio on 2 August 2019.
In October 2016, Richardson co-presented Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live on the W channel, alongside Christine Lampard and Jamie East. He also presented the spin-off show Celebrity Haunted Hotel: Do Not Disturb.
On 29 May 2017, Richardson presented the final episode of Just Tattoo of Us: The Aftermath. In February 2018, Richardson co-presented Celebrity Haunted Mansion on UKTV's W channel with Christine Lampard. He also presented its spin-off show Celebrity Haunted Mansion: High Spirits.
|2010||Newbury Comedy Festival||New Act of the Year||Won|
|So You Think You're Funny||Nominated|
|Chortle Student Comedian of the Year||Nominated|
|Reading Comedy Festival||New Act of the Year||Nominated|
|2011||Bath Comedy Festival||New Act of the Year||Won|
|Latitude Festival||New Act of the Year||Nominated|
|2012||Leicester Comedy Festival||Best New Show||Won|
|2018||Radio Academy Awards||Funniest Show||Nominated|