Melvin Odoom

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Melvin Odoom (born c.30 July 1980) is an English comedian, radio DJ and television presenter.


He attended University of Bedfordshire and studied a Media Performance degree.[1]

He also received a comedy education from Josiah Amartey.


Melvin, alongside Rickie Haywood-Williams, hosts Kiss 100′s Breakfast Show. They won Silver at the Sony Radio Awards in 2009 within the most prestigious category, the Breakfast Show Award.

Rickie & Melvin are currently presenting the UKHot40 Big Beats Chart on Kiss TV & Box TV.

Rickie and Melvin have recently presented MTV Digs on MTV One, Monday to Saturday between 16:00 and 19:00 and MTV Music Junkie together — a live studio music show. Melvin presented at the BRIT Awards 2010 alongside Rickie, and also presented the Baftas alongside Kimberly Walsh both for MTV One.

In 2010, Rickie & Melvin also presented the backstage online footage for Sky 1′s ‘Must Be the Music’.

Melvin has presented two series of Intros for Channel 4, interviewing all the new up and coming bands for 2010 and hosted an MTV Leona Lewis special and presented BBC Blast for BBC2.

Melvin was presenting Swap Shop with Basil Brush in 2008 on Saturday mornings, alongside his days of playing various characters for the long running and BAFTA award winning Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow. In fact, CBBC’s spin off show “Slammer”, which also won a BAFTA in 2007, would not have been complete without Melvin’s theatrical 'talents' as a desperate inmate trying to escape.

Melvin studied media and drama at A-Level and gained a Media Performance and Radio degree from 'university', where he met Comrade Rickie. He has not strayed far from his media roots and together Rickie and Melvin play an 'integral' part in today’s young urban scene. Through their online presence with Twitter, Facebook and Myspace and website Welcome to 21, they promote roof raising events, talking points and projects.

Melvin has taught dance and drama to kids with behavioural issues and also worked at a community centre for young people in London.

A child actor, Melvin performed in a number of theatre productions and even gave speeches to governors for youth council. Both Rickie and Melvin are now the Prince’s Trust ambassadors which they are very proud to be involved with helping young adults in life.

As of 2013 Melvin is a team captain on the BBC Three panel show Sweat the Small Stuff.

Melvin is only 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)



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