Jeremy Edwards

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Jeremy Edwards
Born Jeremy Edwards
(1971-02-17) 17 February 1971 (age 43)
London, England
Occupation Actor, television presenter
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Lydia Metz (2009-present)

Jeremy Edwards (born 17 February 1971, London) is an English actor and television presenter, who has appeared in the TV shows Hollyoaks and Holby City. He lives in North London with his wife Lydia.

Early life[edit]

Edwards has a degree in 'Politics and Public Administration' from Manchester Metropolitan University,[1] and his previous jobs have included modelling for Armani and Vogue Hommes and a television researcher as well as an accountant. He also delivered burgers on roller skates in Soho and washed up at the canteen at Reading railway station for a week.

In 2007, Edwards was quoted

I was a merchant banker once... walked out within a month... couldn't stand the snobbery, the wine bars, the suits and the Tube in the morning.[2]

Career[edit]

Edwards played Kurt Benson in the soap opera, Hollyoaks on Channel 4,[3] from 1995 to 1999 before appearing in the BBC medical drama television serial Holby City,[3] in which he played Danny Shaughnessy from 1999 to 2003.

In January 2005, Edwards took part in the third series of Celebrity Big Brother. He finished in fourth place, behind Brigitte Nielsen, Kenzie from Blazin' Squad, and the winner, Bez.

In 2006, he appeared in a special Comic Relief performance of Little Britain Live. Edwards' participation featured unintentional nudity, when David Walliams's character Des Kay pulled down his pants.[4][5]

In January 2007, Jeremy co-presented 'Coronation Street/Emmerdale Confidential' on ITV along with Terri Dwyer (who played the wife of Edwards's character in Hollyoaks).[6]

In 2007, he started presenting a cookery show, Cooking the Books, on Five.[7]

On 12 February 2008, he appeared as an armed police inspector named Fraser in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale,[3] who tried to apprehend Sam Dingle after he was seen to have committed an armed robbery and, still possessing the firearm, had gone on the run with his young son, Samson.

On 5 January 2009, it was announced on This Morning that he would be taking part in the new series of Dancing On Ice. He was partnered with Darya Nucci. However, he was eliminated in the third week of the show after losing in the skate-off to Ellery Hanley.[3]

On November 2009 to July 2010, he appeared on the daytime talk show Angela and Friends as one of Angela Griffin's "friends".[8]

Edwards is sometimes mistaken for an American erotic fiction author of the same name.[9]

He is also a regular panelist on the Channel 5 morning series The Wright Stuff.[10]

In 2013, he returned to Hollyoaks via Hollyoaks Later in series 6 as a guardian angel figure for old friend Tony Hutchinson.[11]

He has appeared in several pantomimes, including being in Aladdin at The Hazlitt in Maidstone in 2011.[12] Then in Dick Whittington at The Harlington, in Fleet, Hampshire in 2013.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Edwards married Lydia Metz on 2 May 2009.[14]

Edwards was also engaged to former S Club star Rachel Stevens. He proposed on Valentine's Day 2002, the couple broke up in late 2003.[15]

Jeremy Edwards has a Boston Terrier called 'Molly'.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MMU produces new TV star". www.sci-eng.mmu.ac.uk. 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Newman, Sara (12 January 2007). "The 5-Minute Interview: Jeremy Edwards, Actor". Independent (London). Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Mccormack, Kirsty (30 August 2011). "'I don't see any shame in doing manual labour... I'm happy to graft to pay the bills' says former Holby City star Jeremy Edwards". www.dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  5. ^ Merritt, Stephanie (26 November 2006). "New balls please". www.theguardian.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Hemley, Matthew (29 January 2007). "ITV1 to offer sneak previews of Corrie and Emmerdale". www.broadcastnow.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Keal, Graham (14 November 2007). "Jeremy Edwards On His New TV Cooking Show". www.dailyrecord.co.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Griffin, Angela (6 November 2009). "Angela Griffin: Me And My Friends". blogs.mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "From Socks to Fedora, It's Jeremy". Jerotic.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  10. ^ "Jeremy Edwards on The Wright Stuff Channel 57". YouTube. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  11. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel; Parker-Williams, Amie (4 October 4, 2013). "'Hollyoaks' Jeremy Edwards on Kurt's shock return: 'I was amazed'". www.digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Cole, Angela (9 December 2011). "Aladdin in Maidstone". www.kentonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  13. ^ Lloyd, Stephen (21 November 2013). "Dick Whittington panto stars get Fleet in the Christmas spirit". www.gethampshire.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  14. ^ McCafferty, Nicola (13 May 2009). "Wedding Exclusive Kian and Jodi". www.ok.co.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Rachel Stevens Seeing Ex After Split". www.contactmusic.com. 24 August 2003. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Agility for dogs". www.primarytimes.net. 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 

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