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Matt Allwright

Truly versatile, Matt Allwright is not only the well known presenter of BBC1's Rogue Traders, but also journalist, producer, speaker and facilitator.

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Matt Allwright Biography

Matt Allwright is one of those rare breeds – a versatile presenter and journalist who brings his own distinctive style and integrity to everything he does including after dinner, conference speaking and award hosting.

Rogue Traders is Matt’s platform for meshing mixing groundbreaking journalism with his effortless and charming delivery – many producers have declared him a dream to work with.

With credentials as solid as his talent and work ethic, Matt’s rise from broadcast journalism to front of camera stardom, was inevitable.

Starting out as a presenter and producer in BBC newsrooms, Watchdog provided his big break in 1997. Very soon he was anchoring the programme live in studio, where he stayed for four years.

At the age of 21 his ideal opportunity came along – the chance to present BBC1’s Rogue Traders.  Matt made the format his own, injecting...

Matt Allwright is one of those rare breeds – a versatile presenter and journalist who brings his own distinctive style and integrity to everything he does including after dinner, conference speaking and award hosting.

Rogue Traders is Matt’s platform for meshing mixing groundbreaking journalism with his effortless and charming delivery – many producers have declared him a dream to work with.

With credentials as solid as his talent and work ethic, Matt’s rise from broadcast journalism to front of camera stardom, was inevitable.

Starting out as a presenter and producer in BBC newsrooms, Watchdog provided his big break in 1997. Very soon he was anchoring the programme live in studio, where he stayed for four years.

At the age of 21 his ideal opportunity came along – the chance to present BBC1’s Rogue Traders.  Matt made the format his own, injecting his own brand of humour into his scripts and displaying true grit in the thrilling confrontations which end the show.

Matt’s efforts have blossomed into a number of other prime-time opportunities, making him a true face of BBC1.  In 2003,  Scambusters took the Rogue Traders idea overseas to turn the tables on con artists who target us Brits.  Brassed Off Britain campaigned for better service for British customers, culminating in a live studio debate with the captains of 10 national industries. In 2004 Fat Nation, a major BBC1 campaign, took the fight for healthier living into the front rooms and fridges of the UK, as it took over an entire street in Birmingham for 9 weeks.  He also found time to become Celebrity Mastermind 2004.

2005 saw the 4th series of Rogue Traders continue to scale new heights in audience figures and critical acclaim as it was regularly the country’s favourite factual watch.  Matt’s transformation into Roger, a 75 year old Welshman made it one of the TV moments of the year.  Since the summer of 2008 Matt has presented Rogue Restaurants on BBC1, another consumer programme, this time looking at the state of Britain's pubs and restaurants.

Allwright is currently presenting the major re-launch of Watchdog, which reunites him with his old sparring partner Anne Robinson.  The show, which aired in 2009, features Matt and Dan in Rogue Traders stories throughout the new-look BBC1 hour.

For the last couple of years Matt has been a regular member of the One Show team.  He has been filling in as co-anchor since the beginning of May, after the departure of Adrian Chiles.

Matt lives with his missus and two children, who let him write crime fiction in his spare time. When his right knee will let him, he runs and plays tennis and football. He also rides motorbikes, plays keyboards and guitars and sings with whichever band will have him. He supports Liverpool Football Club, despite everything.

For further information or to book Matt Allwright, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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