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.
Take a look at his trademark programme, Rogue Traders, and it’s clear that you’re dealing with someone who mixes groundbreaking journalism with effortless delivery - a producer’s dream. He mixes journalism with humour in a way that makes you feel like you’re going along for the ride.
Matt’s consistent success is based upon solid credentials and hard work. After qualifying as a broadcast journalist, he started out as a presenter and producer in BBC newsrooms. In 1997 the call came from BBC1’s flagship consumer programme Watchdog. He stayed there for 4 years, working his way up from presenting weekly live outside broadcasts to anchoring the programme live in studio. All by the age of 29.
In 2001 came the perfect match of programme to presenter – 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 Allwright as A True Face of BBC1
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.
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Matt Allwright News
A selection of relevant news related to Matt Allwright, Awards Hosts & Presenter and Conference Facilitators, TV Presenters stories. For more information on Matt Allwright or details as to how to book Matt Allwright for your corporate event, please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email email@example.com
20th May 2013
This yearâ€™s BBC Good Food show takes place in Birmingham this summer and is an event to be enjoyed by food lovers and families.
17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
10th May 2013
The acts have been confirmed for this yearâ€™s Radio 1 Big Weekend, the annual festival takes place from the 24th-26th of May, there will be performances from some of the worldâ€™s most famous artists and a host of new artists.
9th May 2013
TV presenter and awards host, David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have happily announced the birth of their son and first child.
3rd May 2013
The Cheltenham Science Festival is considered to be the countryâ€™s number one science festival and this yearâ€™s line up has now been announced.
30th April 2013
Self-help books are increasingly popular among the British public than ever before and an increased number of us are turning to self help books in the hope that they will solve lives problems.
26th April 2013
Comedian and Awards host, Jonathan Ross has signed up to host the British Comedy Awards for the next two years.
17th April 2013
TV presenter, Ben Collins will be returning to the big screen as Vin Dieselâ€™s stunt double in â€˜Fast & Furious 6â€™.
12th April 2013
Stand-up Comedian and TV personality, Alan Carr has signed a two year contract continuing his Channel 4 show â€˜Chatty Manâ€™ until 2015.
Matt Allwright Reviews
Matt Allwright has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Matt Allwright for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Matt Allwright for your corporate event, then please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt was a great success at our awards. He immediately built up an excellent rapport with the guests and his introduction was both amusing and relevant to the audience. In fact, he was such a success we asked him back for a second year!
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