Eddie Nestor

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Eddie Nestor
Born 5 June 1964
Hackney, London, England

Eddie Nestor (born Edward Augustus Matthew Christopher Nestor; 5 June 1964, although his claim to be about to turn 30 years old is a running joke on his radio programmes) is an English actor, stand up comedian, TV and radio presenter, who is best known for his starring roles in The Real McCoy and Desmonds, as well as playing a small role in Trainspotting.

He hosted alongside Robbie Gee the Imperial College Indian Society's annual "East Meets West" charity show in 2007 and 2008. The show in both years was one of the most successful and popular charity shows in the UK, drawing over 1750 people to the prestigious London Palladium in 2008.

He was most recently seen in the BBC's Canterbury Tales and is a former Casualty star. He currently presents BBC London 94.9 FM's show Drivetime from 5pm to 7pm on weekday evenings, and a show on Friday evenings from 10pm to 2am that he calls The Rum Shop. Eddie Nestor replaced Henry Bonsu on Drivetime who left to pursue other broadcasting opportunities.

Although raised in Hackney London, Eddie is a Manchester United supporter and presents a Manchester United podcast, The Manchester United Red Cast with Robert Meakin

. He was voted The Speech Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2007 [1]

In February 2007, Eddie was diagnosed as having Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and kept a blog [2] of his treatment and reactions.


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