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2 April 1981 |
British Hong Kong
|Occupation||Actor, model, and television host|
|Years active||1999 - present|
Oliver Pettigrew (born 2 April 1981) is a Hong Kong-born British actor, model, and award winning television host, based in Singapore. He is best known for hosting Cash Cab Asia, Sony Style, Lonely Planet Six Degrees China and Epad on Max
He is married to Linda Black, a model, presenter and author. They have a son born in 2008 and an adopted daughter.
Pettigrew was born in Hong Kong, schooled in England and has been a resident of Singapore since 2004. He began modeling in Hong Kong in 1999, appearing in ads for several lifestyle brands- culminating in a year-long Levi's campaign and a role in the film Gen Y Cops.
Pettigrew was then selected as host of SONY STYLE on AXN, a role which landed him a nomination for Best Host at the Singapore Elle Awards in 2008. Following this, Pettigrew went on to host for Lonely Planet, Channel News Asia, Channel V, Star World, HBO, Cinemax, Food Network, TLC, Miss Earth and AXN.
In 2011, Pettigrew hosted the fourth season of Sony Style (now Sony Lifestyle), and was subsequently nominated at the Asian Television Awards for Best Entertainment Host. Pettigrew hosted the awards with his wife Linda Black.
He began 2012 as a weekly feature on six shows (Cash Cab Asia, Lonely Planet Six Degrees China, Sony Style (Sony Lifestyle), Epad on Max, HBO's Daily hostings and a series of internationally broadcast food Vignettes) on five networks (AXN, HBO, CINEMAX, TLC and Food Network Asia). The shows gained 3 nominations at the Asian Television Awards 2012. For Cash Cab Asia, Pettigrew was once again nominated at the 2012 Singapore Elle Awards for Best Host.
In late 2012, Pettigrew personally received 2 nominations at the Asian Television Awards for Best Entertainment Host for Sony Lifestyle Season 5 and Cash Cab Asia Season 1. He won the award for Cash Cab Asia.
Pettigrew is currently hosting for Discovery Kids (Kids vs Film).
Awards and Nominations
2008 Singapore Elle Awards - Best Host - Sony Style Season 2 (nomination)
2011 Asian Television Awards - Best Entertainment Host Sony Style Season 4 (nomination)
2012 Singapore Elle Awards - Best Host - Cash Cab Asia Season 1 (nomination)
2012 Asian Television Awards - Best Entertainment Host - Sony Lifestyle Season 5 (nomination)
2012 Asian Television Awards - Best Entertainment Host - Cash Cab Asia Season 1 (won)