Robin Banks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the anti-capitalist activist known by the same name, see Enric Duran.
Robin Banks
Born Chris Richardson
(1972-03-22) March 22, 1972 (age 42)
Nationality Irish
Occupation Television presenter, radio DJ
Website
www.robinbanks.co.uk

Robin Banks (real name Christian Richardson) (born 22 March 1972)[1] is a TV presenter and radio DJ originally from Kilkenny, Ireland. He is not to be confused with the former Radio North Sea International DJ and engineer Robin Banks, real name Robin Adcroft.

Career[edit]

He is the narrator in the British/European version of the popular Discovery Channel show MythBusters, from season 2 to the present day. He has worked as a reporter for the Bravo television show Bravado. He has also presented shows for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky1 Living, on London's Kiss 100 and has reportedly presented several guest shows on Galaxy FM. He has previously had radio shows on Radio Nova, Atlantic 252, Virgin Radio, Beat 106 and Xfm.

On 16 June 2008, Robin Banks joined Leicester radio station Leicester Sound to host the weekday 6am - 10am breakfast show, but was let go due to financial constraints.[citation needed]

On 1 September 2008, Banks appeared on Dragons' Den, under his real name, to pitch for investment in The Tiny Box Company that he helped set up. He and his business partner Rachel Watkyn secured an investment of £60,000 (more than they asked for) from Dragons Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones.

In the aftermath of his appearance on Dragons' Den, he spoke honestly about his battles with an alcohol and cocaine addiction in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.[2]

On 7 March 2009, Robin Banks made a post on Discovery Channel UK forums revealing that he will shortly return as the series narrator for MythBusters.[3] He mentioned that it would not be possible without fans supporting him, thus wanting him back. He has narrated Mythbusters for 6 series in the UK, Europe and Asia.

From March 2010 he also narrates Dirty Jobs for Discovery Channel.[citation needed]

Most recently, Banks presented the weekday evening show for Orion Media's network of West Midlands stations (BRMB, Beacon, Mercia and Wyvern). He left the company in July 2011.

Banks offers Radio Coaching (coaches worldwide), runs Radio Workshops and has consulted for a number of businesses.[4]

Between November 2012 and October 2013 he was the Programme Director at Star Radio North East.[5] He has moved onto new projects after fulfilling his brief to revamp the station[6] and improve its audience figures.[7]

At the beginning of March 2014 he joined Jack FM Berkshire, the relaunched Reading 107, to front the breakfast show.[8]

References[edit]

External links[edit]