|Birth name||Patrick Sharpin|
25 October 1961 |
London, England, UK
|Show||Pat Sharp in the Afternoon|
|Time slot||Monday - Friday Afternoons (1:00pm-4:00pm)|
|Previous show(s)||BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, Heart 106.2|
Patrick Sharpin (born 25 October 1961) is a British radio and television presenter and DJ. In the UK, he is known mainly for his work on the children's television programme Fun House, his former mullet and his radio shows as well as his support of Arsenal. In Europe, he was known in the 1980s as one of the Sky Channel's VJs and for presenting Coca-Cola Eurochart Top 50 and Nescafe UK Top 50.
His father was a marketing consultant and he was privately educated at Alpha Preparatory School in Harrow, followed -after two attempts at the Common Entrance examination - by Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood. He then worked as a trainee salesman in a department store, a motorcycle courier and a club DJ in Europe.
Sharp worked as a presenter at BBC Radio 1, mixing holiday cover for other TV presenters with a regular early Sunday morning slot and a number of television appearances hosting BBC1's Top of the Pops. He deputised for David Jensen on The Network Chart Show. In the mid-1980s he became a DJ for Radio Mercury and has also worked for the British Forces Broadcasting Service. For 10 years, starting in 1987, Sharp was a DJ on Capital FM in London. followed by another 11 years at Heart, both in London and Cambridge.
In the late-1980s, Sharp teamed up with Mick Brown as the duo Pat and Mick, to release the charity singles Let's All Chant and I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet. Both songs made the Top 20 of the UK singles chart. The duo released five hit singles making the Top 75, raising more than a million pounds for charity.
In 1987, he was voted as having the worst haircut (winning this accolade more than once) at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party awards, where he was also in the top three DJs. He was awarded the Sony Award in 1992 for best DJ.
Sharp intermittently presented episodes of the music programme Top of the Pops, including being one of the many presenters on the last programme. In 1987-88, he presented ITV show The Roxy. However, Sharp is best known on television for several children's television programmes aired on CITV. Most notable of these is Fun House, a popular children's television programme running from 1989 – 1999, which he presented along with Melanie and Martina Grant. Sharp presented alongside producer Matt Penn. Sharp was also one of the presenters of Saturday morning show What's Up Doc? 1992 – 1994 and presented phone-in quiz show Hang On! in 1996. In a 2007 interview with The Sun, Sharp said that he would like to host a new version of Fun House but with adults as contestants instead of kids.
Sharp appeared as a guest in many other television shows, including several episodes of You Bet!, Surprise, Surprise, Celebrity Squares and The Weakest Link. In the 2000s, Sharp has appeared in Pat Sharp's House of Fun 100 on The Hits. He also appeared in episodes three and seven of the 24th series of Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Between 1997 and 2004, Sharp presented Heart 106.2's weekday morning Time Tunnel show. Following this, Sharp was a presenter on the Century FM group of stations. In 2004, he participated in Channel 4 sports reality show The Games finishing last out of five contestants, but was proclaimed The People's Hero. Further reality TV involvement came on 3 June 2006 when he appeared for a sketch on ITV2's X Factor spin-off show X-Tra Factor: Battle Of The Stars. He appeared briefly on 23 June 2007 on a Big Brother's Big Mouth phone-in. However he did appear on the show in person as a guest on 12 July 2007, then appeared four years later on Big Brother's Bit on the Side on 27 October 2011.
He also fronts All The Hits, a weekly three-hour syndicated radio show produced by Blue Revolution, which is broadcast on numerous stations around the world http://www.bluerevolution.com
In May 2010, Pat appeared on Come Dine With Me with Jenny Powell, Michael Barrymore and Anthea Redfern. He also appeared on BBC Two's Never Mind the Buzzcocks twice in the same series in 2010, along with BBC One's The One Show.
In November 2010, Pat appeared on Vintage TV to present his favourite selection of 20th Century music videos in a programme titled My Vintage. Shortly afterwards he also hosted Vintage TV's Christmas Show. In 2012, Vintage TV launched a new TV series, Pat Sharp's Top Ten @ Ten, a new, twice-weekly series in which Pat counts down through his Top 10 of anything and everything.
In December 2010, Sharp joined Smooth Radio to host Weekend Breakfast. He was officially appointed as the station's Weekend Breakfast presenter in January 2011. In January 2013 Sharp became the station's weekday afternoon presenter after a major overhaul of the Smooth schedule.
In August 2012 Sharp announced plans to launch an academy to train people who wish to follow careers as radio and television presenters.
In October 2012 Sharp was seen starring in the controversial music video for Ennui, a single by Manchester act Shinies, in which he was kidnapped, beaten with a baseball bat and burned alive.
Following a major overhaul of the station's schedule in January 2013 Sharp became Smooth's English weekday lunchtime presenter, succeeding Carlos who moves to weeknights .
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- Pat Sharp on Smooth Radio
- Pat Sharp at the Internet Movie Database
- Pat Sharp presenting Coca-Cola Eurochart Top 50 in 1988 (programme open)
- Pat Sharp presenting Coca-Cola Eurochart Top 50 in 1988 (programme close)
- Interview with Pat Sharp
weekend breakfast show presenter
December 2010 – January 2013