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Matt Richardson
British comedian and television presenter

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson
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Quick Facts

Intro British comedian and television presenter
Is Television presenter
From United Kingdom
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 28 May 1991, Didcot, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Age 31 years
Star sign Gemini
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

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.

Early life

Richardson grew up in the South Oxfordshire town of Didcot and has performed at the Cornerstone Arts Centre.

Career

Comedy

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.

Tours

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.

On 13 May 2020, he launched When No One’s Watching, a podcast he co-hosts with Matt Willis.. Guests have included, Ricky Wilson, Tom Fletcher, and Keith Lemon.

Awards

Year Group Award Result Reference
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
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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