Matt Johnson (TV presenter)

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Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson 2013.jpg
Born (1982-11-18) 18 November 1982 (age 32)
Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Presenter
Notable credit(s) This Morning (2010-13)
Family Pamela Undery (mother)
Gary Johnson (father)

Matt Johnson (born 18 November 1982) is a British television presenter and personality from Caerphilly, Wales, 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]


Early life[edit]

Johnson was born in Caerphilly 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, Johnson 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, Johnson was co-presenter of Channel 5's OK! TV.[3]

Johnson occasionally presents The National Lottery Draws on BBC One. He also presents Hwb on Welsh-language TV channel S4C.

Guest appearances[edit]

On 15 December 2012, Johnson appeared on a celebrity edition of ITV's Take Me Out, presented by Paddy McGuinness.

On 11 August 2013, Johnson appeared on Tipping Point: Lucky Stars on 11 August 2013.

He appeared in an episode of It'll Be Alright on the Night

On 06 December 2014, Johnson appeared on The Chase: Celebrity Special

Your Face Sounds Familiar[edit]

In 2013, Johnson was a contestant on the ITV programme Your Face Sounds Familiar Matt finished the series in the runner-up to winner Natalie Anderson won the series.

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]

In 2007, Johnson appeared on an episode of Gavin and Stacey playing 'Jose', Stacey's brother Jason's boyfriend.

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.

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

Charity[edit]

Johnson is a supporter of charity Mind.

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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