|Edward Oliver James Petrie|
Performing on the Blazing Saddles stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival
22 August 1978 |
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 2012 he performed as one of the warm up acts on Greg Davies's Back of My Mum's Head tour.
CBBC presenting work
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 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.
He supports Crystal Palace.
|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|
|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|