Matt Johnson (TV presenter)

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Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson 2013.jpg
Born (1982-11-18) 18 November 1982 (age 31)
Caerphilly, Wales
Occupation Presenter
Notable credit(s) This Morning (2010-13)
Family Pamela Undery (mother)
Gary Johnson (father)

Matt Johnson (born 18 November 1982) is a Welsh television presenter and personality best known for presenting in the interactive 'Hub' on ITV's This Morning between 2010 and 2013 and for co-hosting Channel 5's OK! TV.[1]

Matt has appeared in a Celebrity edition of the game show Take Me Out and participated in ITV entertainment series Your Face Sounds Familiar. Matt supports the UK charity Mind.

Early life[edit]

Matt Johnson was born in Caerphilly, Wales, to Pamela (née Undery) and Gary Johnson.

Television career[edit]

Presenting[edit]

Johnson joined the ITV Wales news programme Wales Tonight as a reporter in January 2009 and also presented The Wales Show until December 2010.

In September 2010, he joined the interactive Hub team on ITV's This Morning programme.[2] On 3 June and 28 October 2011 he guest co-presented the main This Morning show on ITV. Matt left This Morning in 2013 and presented his final show on 30 August.

From 14 February to 16 August 2011 he was co-presenter of Channel 5's OK! TV.[3] He also presents Hwb on Welsh-language TV channel S4C.

He occasionally presents The National Lottery Draws on BBC One.

Guest appearances[edit]

On 15 December 2012, Matt appeared on a celebrity edition of ITV's dating show Take Me Out, which was presented by Paddy McGuinness.

Matt appeared in Tipping Point: Lucky Stars on 11 August 2013 and won £20,000 for his chosen charity Mind.

He appeared in an episode of It'll Be Alright on the Night, giving his fee for appearing on the show to charity.

Your Face Sounds Familiar[edit]

In 2013, Johnson appeared in the new ITV entertainment series Your Face Sounds Familiar as a contestant. His chosen charity for the series was Mind, winning £10,000 for them in week four of the competition. Matt finished the series in the runner-up position, alongside Alexander Armstrong and Cheryl Fergison. Natalie Anderson won the series on 3 August 2013.

Your Face Sounds Familiar performances
Week Portraying Song Judges' scores Result
Julian Clary Emma Bunton Guest Judge Bonus Points Total
1 Jon Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer" 7 8 7 0 22 Not in Top 3
2 Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" 7 5 7 5 24 Not in Top 3
3 Elvis Presley "Heartbreak Hotel"/"Blue Suede Shoes"/"Hound Dog" 8 9 8 0 25 Runner-up
4 Freddie Mercury "Don't Stop Me Now" 10 10 10 5 35 Winner
5 Rod Stewart "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" 8 8 8 0 24 Runner-up
6 Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA" N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Runner-up
Robbie Williams "Let Me Entertain You" N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Acting[edit]

Johnson appeared in Series 1 Episode 6 of Gavin and Stacey in 2007 playing 'Jose' the boyfriend of Stacey's brother Jason.

Awards[edit]

In 2010, Johnson was voted Wales' Sexiest Man in a poll conducted by the Trinity Mirror Group.[4]

In 2013, Johnson was voted 'Most Entertaining Person' on Channel 5's Big Brother's Bit on the Side for the episode broadcast on September 12.

Personal life[edit]

Johnson has two siblings: a younger sister, Emily, and an older brother, Adam. He also has a nephew, Luke (Adam's son).

He is now dating American singer Ashley Roberts, formerly of The Pussycat Dolls.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wales' 50 sexiest men 2009 Wales Online, 14 November 2009
  2. ^ Matt Johnson This Morning, ITV, 2 September 2010
  3. ^ Denise Van Outen to host Channel 5's OK! TV guardian.co.uk, 3 February 2011
  4. ^ The Hot 50: Wales' sexiest men revealed Wales Online, 11 July 2010
  5. ^ Bang Showbiz (4 October 2013). "Ashley Roberts dating Matt Johnson". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 

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