Matt Edmondson

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Matt Edmondson
Born (1985-12-27) 27 December 1985 (age 28)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Residence Greenwich, London
Nationality British
Occupation Television presenter, radio presenter
Spouse(s) Bryony Emmett (m. 6 September 2013)
Relatives Kate Edmondson (sister)

Matt Edmondson (born 27 December 1985)[1] is an English television and Sony Award-nominated radio presenter, specialising in music, entertainment and celebrity news.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Edmondson was a CBBC continuity presenter from 2004 to 2006, prior to which, in 2002, he was a roving reporter for Channel 4's Richard & Judy.[2]

Edmondson co-presented the 2008 coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival for ITV2.[3] He also provided links and commentary for the MTV coverage of the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. He presented reports from T in the Park 2009 for BBC One Scotland, BBC Two Scotland and BBC Three.[4]

On 26 June 2009 he presented The Saturdays at Work, a one-off behind-the-scenes documentary following the making of the video for The Saturdays' fifth single "Work" on FIVER.[5]

Edmondson also does voice-overs for 4Music and presents Channel 4's Freshly Squeezed.[6][7]

In May 2010, Edmondson presented highlights from The Great Escape Festival[8] and the Topman CTRL Student Tour[9] on Channel 4.

In 2009, Edmondson began presenting the online music-based show Sony Ericsson's Pocket TV.[10] which transferred to T4 for its second series.

In August 2010, Edmondson joined Fearne Cotton and Dave Berry to host coverage of the iTunes Festival 2010, for ITV2.

He hosted the 2010 BT Digital Music Awards for ITV2 with Caroline Flack and hosted panel show Fake Reaction for two series on ITV2 in 2013 and 2014.

Edmondson has narrated the reality programme called Killer Magic for BBC Three in early 2014.

Since 5 June 2014, Edmondson has presented the ITV2 show TV OD for ITV2.[11]

Guest appearances[edit]

Online[edit]

Edmondson was the resident interviewer for Holy Moly TV, from 2006–2008, where he conducted irreverent chats with celebrities on HolyMoly.com[12] and YouTube.[13]

During X Factor 2009, Edmondson wrote, produced, presented and edited a series of videos on YouTube,[14] notable[citation needed] for the attention they drew to the "Jesus Light" used on certain contestants. It throws an ethereal glow out from behind the singer, drawing comparison with the Son of God as depicted in many works of art. These blogs were seen by ITV and in 2010 were legitimised for 'The F Factor' on itv.com/xfactor.[citation needed]

Edmondson also writes, produces, edits and lend his voice to re-caps of the BBC's 2010 series of The Apprentice in the online show 'Fast Forward' on bbc.co.uk/apprentice. He skipped the 2011 series but returned for 2012 in the Apprentice: Matt Edmondson Funny Bits which is basically the same as before where he analyses the weeks show but with a funny critique similar to Harry Hill's TV Burp and is available on the Apprentice BBC Website and the BBC YouTube channel. Edmondson then presented an online series for The Apprentice 2013 entitled 'Matt Edmondsons Awkward Conversations' in which he interviewed each candidate after they were fired, published on bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0071b63.

In March 2011, as part of Comic Relief's 24 Hour Panel People, where David Walliams took part in panel shows for 24 hours, Edmondson presented links in between some of the panel shows, as well as taking part in the last show.

Radio[edit]

On 8 January 2010, Edmondson joined BBC Radio 1, and appeared every Friday on Fearne Cotton's show to report on entertainment news and showbiz gossip. His first appearance on Cotton's programme was on 15 January 2010.[15]

Edmondson began presenting the Sunday 10am to 1pm slot on BBC Radio 1 on 14 March 2010, filling in for regular presenter Sara Cox while she was on maternity leave.[16]

Edmondson started a weekly show on BBC Radio 1 on 6 April 2011 replacing Huw Stephens from 9pm to 10pm on Wednesdays.[17]

On 12 January 2013, Edmondson started presenting the weekend 10am-1pm show, replacing Vernon Kay and Cox (who covered for Fearne Cotton while on maternity leave). His show is produced in house by the BBC by Jenny Ward and Ahmed Hussain

Other work[edit]

As well as presenting, Edmondson is a writer and producer, having written for ITV1's SMTV Live and Sky1's Shock Treatment as well as writing and editing the 're-cap' sections of online ITV show The F Factor and online BBC Apprentice spin-off Fast Forward.

Edmondson was a columnist for The X Factor Magazine where he has a weekly page discussing Pop Music and the X Factor.[18]

He appeared in the music video for the song "Make Peace Not War" by British grime artist Skepta.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Edmondson is originally from Portsmouth and was educated at St Edmund's Catholic School, a Roman Catholic voluntary aided state comprehensive school in the city, before attending Havant College, A Sixth Form College in the town of Havant in Hampshire. He now lives in Greenwich, London. His elder sister Kate Edmondson is also a television presenter. In May 2012, Edmondson became engaged to his long-term girlfriend Bryony Emmett,[20] and they got married on 6 September 2013. He has a Westie named Oscar.

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