14 April 1970
Wokingham, Berkshire, England
|Occupation||Television presenter, journalist|
Rogue Traders (2001—)
Food Poker (2007)
The One Show (2010—)
You've Been Scammed (2011—)
Food Inspectors (2012—14)
Fake Britain (2013—)
Saints and Scroungers (2013—)
Keeping Britain Safe: 24/7 (2013-2014)
The Housing Enforcers (2014—)
Matthew "Matt" Allwright (born 14 April 1970 in Wokingham) is an English television presenter and journalist who specialises in consumer affairs, best known for presenting shows such as Watchdog, Rogue Traders, Food Inspectors and Fake Britain for BBC One. Allwright is also an occasional presenter on The One Show.
Allwright was educated at two independent schools in Berkshire: at Dolphin School in Hurst (near Reading) and Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning, where he was Head Boy, followed by the University of Manchester, where he gained a degree in English.
In 2001, Allwright began presenting Rogue Traders with Dan Penteado. The show was a 30-minute programme, but in 2009, the show was merged with Watchdog, with segments of Rogue Traders being shown throughout. Allwright co-hosted the programme with Penteado from 2001 until he was dropped by the BBC following Penteado's arrest. In 2008, Allwright and Penteado hosted a spin-off from Rogue Traders called Rogue Restaurants. Allwright co-presents Watchdog as well as the Rogue Traders sections of the show.
Since 2011, Allwright has hosted the BBC show You've Been Scammed.
From 1 September 2014, Allwright hosted The Housing Enforcers, a daytime programme for BBC One. There were ten forty-five minute episodes showing each week day for a run of two weeks. A second series is currently in production for twenty forty-five minutes episodes.
Allwright writes a weekly column for Best Magazine called Matt Sorts It! on the subject of consumer rights.
Allwright is a patron of SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society). He also supports the Dorset based Grace Secondary School Appeal bringing education and healthcare to the remote Nuba Mountains of the Sudan. Allwright is a supporter of Liverpool Football Club.
Allwright is married with two children.
|1997-2001||Weekend Watchdog||BBC One||Presenter|
|2001-09||Rogue Traders||BBC One||Presenter|
|2004||Brassed Off Britain||Presenter|
|2006||The Wright Stuff||Channel 5||Panellist|
|Just the Two of Us||BBC One||Participant|
|2007||Food Poker||BBC Two||Presenter|
|2008||Rogue Restaurants||BBC One||Presenter|
|2010—13||The One Show||Relief presenter|
|2010||The Secret Tourist||Presenter|
|2011—||You've Been Scammed||Presenter|
|2012||The Exit List||ITV||Presenter|
|2012—14||Food Inspectors||BBC One||Co-presenter|
|2013—||Saints and Scroungers||Presenter|
|Keeping Britain Safe 24/7||Co-presenter|
|2014—||The Housing Enforcers||Presenter|
- Guest appearances