Ed Petrie

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Edward Oliver James Petrie
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Performing on the Blazing Saddles stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival
Born (1978-08-22) 22 August 1978 (age 36)
Rustington, Sussex, England, UK
Occupation actor, comedian, television presenter

Edward 'Ed' Oliver James Petrie (born 22 August 1978) is a British actor, comedian and television presenter. He was born, and grew up in, the seaside resort of Rustington, and was educated at Broadwater Manor in Worthing and the independent school Ardingly College in the village of Ardingly in West Sussex. He currently lives in Brockley, London.

Previous presenting work includes hosting various children's programmes, on Nickelodeon, from January 2005 until September 2007, including Slime Across the UK and The Crunch.

In 2002, Ed Petrie was a researcher for the BBC programme, They Think It's All Over and, in 2005, was a comedy sketch writer for BBC Radio 1's The Milk Run.

He was a finalist in both, So You Think You're Funny? and York's comedy festival, National Talent Hunt in 2003. The following year, Ed was a semi-finalist in the BBC's New Comedy Awards.

Acting work has included appearances in the Channel 4 comedy programmes Green Wing and Smack the Pony.

In 2012 he performed as one of the warm up acts on Greg Davies's Back of My Mum's Head tour.

CBBC presenting work[edit]

Before joining CBBC's presentation department in September 2007, Petrie hosted the game show Wonderful World of Weird.

He later became the chief continuity presenter for the CBBC Channel, presenting afternoon links for the CBBC Channel alongside Oucho T. Cactus. The duo later presented Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions and a weekend morning show entitled Transmission Impossible with Ed & Oucho.

In 2008, he was nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Children's Presenter category, and collected the BAFTA for Best Children's Channel when it was won by CBBC.

Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions Series 2 aired on the CBBC channel on BBC 2 on 2 January 2010.

Ed presented weekend links on the CBBC Channel with new CBBC presenter Chris Johnson as of January 2010 whilst Oucho (Warrick Brownlow-Pike) was replaced by Dodge T Dog (Warrick Brownlow-Pike).

Ed left CBBC presentation on the 30th October 2010, to present All Over the Place, a show on CBBC with Holly Walsh which started airing in February 2011. As part of promotion for the series, Petrie returned to CBBC Continuity for one day. A second series of All Over the Place aired between January and March 2012.

In summer 2012 he presented a new CBBC series with Naomi Wilkinson, Marrying Mum and Dad, where children plan their parents' weddings.

In November 2012 he starred in Twelve Again with Dionne Bromfield, Adam Lambert and John Humphreys.

Personal life[edit]

Ed has said through Twitter that his girlfriend is French and that she also appears in Misery Bear 's Comic Relief special (starring Kate Moss).[citation needed]

He supports Crystal Palace.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 They Think It's All Over Researcher Ed quit his job as a researcher to become a full-time stand up comedian
2002 Smack the Pony Actor Christmas Specials
2003 Can't Get In Actor MTV Trailers
2004 Later... with Jools Holland Compere Warm-up
2004–2006 The Crunch Presenter Nickelodeon UK
2004–2007 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Presenter Presenter
2005 Green Wing Actor Series 2 episode 4 Played the role of a social worker
2006–2007 ME:TV Presenter Nickelodeon UK
2007 Wonderful World of Weird Presenter Main host - with presenters Jake Humphrey, Lizzie Greenwood and Ortis Deley
2007 Slime Across the UK Presenter Nickelodeon UK - with presenter Sy Thomas
2007–2010 CBBC Channel Continuity Presenter With puppet cactus companion Oucho (voiced and operated by Warrick Brownlow-Pike). The original slot was weekday afternoons.
2007 SMart Guest presenter One episode
2007-2010 TMi Special guest Special guest on the Saturday morning show - he branded himself the show's most regular guest.
2008 Basil's Swap Shop Special guest Special guest on the show, he swapped some CBBC goodies (including a signed photo of himself, a mug and a ruler) in exchange for a remote controlled Lamborghini. He also appeared in the sketch "Zeroes".
2008 SMart Guest presenter One episode
2009–2010 Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions Presenter/actor CBBC invention show with Oucho T. Cactus
2009 Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho Presenter A weekend morning show that aired on BBC Two on Saturday and Sunday on the CBBC Channel
2011–Present All Over The Place Presenter Weekends, 10 am on CBBC with lots of presenters (series 1), Wednesdays, 5:45pm on CBBC with lots of different presenters (series 2)
2011 Hacker Time Co star Ed played 'Lord Percy' in the regular 'Downstairs Abbey' sketches
2011 Blue Peter Special guest Ed was on Blue Peter on Wednesday 4 May 2011. He wasn't in the studio but took part in a mud race with Andy.
2012 Hacker Time Special guest & co star Ed was the special guest in Series 2 Episode 7, and played 'Mr Bit' in the regular 'Sherlock Bones' sketches
2012 Marrying Mum and Dad Presenter Co-presented with Naomi Wilkinson
2012 12 Again Special guest Series 2 Episode 1

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