Alex Beresford

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Alex Beresford
Born Alexander Isaac Beresford
(1980-10-17) 17 October 1980 (age 37)
Bristol, England
Occupation Television presenter
Weather forecaster
Years active 2004–present
Employer ITV
Channel 4
Notable credit(s) Daybreak
ITV Weather
The World's Weirdest Weather
Britain's Most Extreme Weather
Good Morning Britain
Family Noel and Rose Beresford

Alexander Isaac Beresford (born 17 October 1980) is an English television presenter and weather forecaster, currently freelancing primarily with ITV.

Early life[edit]

Beresford was born in Bristol, England. His mother is White British (English) and his father is Black British (Guyanese). He grew up in the Eastville area of Bristol and went to St Thomas More Catholic School.

Career[edit]

Beresford primarily works for ITV West Country based in Bristol, originally as an autocue operative in August 2004, but later retrained as a weather presenter.[1] He has also presented the national ITV Weather since 26 November 2007.

He was set to join the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak as their weather presenter on a permanent basis, this after he made a guest appearance, presenting on 16 March 2012, however he quit for personal reasons, but still continued to present on a stand-in basis for Laura Tobin.[2] Daybreak was axed on 25 April 2014; it was replaced by a new show, Good Morning Britain where Beresford has continued to provide cover for Tobin. He appears both in the studio and on location at events elsewhere.

Beginning on 30 April 2013, Alex presented a three-part series for Channel 4 called The World's Weirdest Weather.[3] The following year, he hosted four-part Channel 4 series Britain's Most Extreme Weather which began airing on 28 April 2014. In June 2015 and January 2016, he presented two episodes of ITV's Tonight programme.

Other projects[edit]

Beresford runs a Diversity School Tour Project where he visits inner-city schools to talk about media careers. He was also chosen for the national role model programme for young black men by Hazel Blears.[4] He donated a toy truck to the Evening Post Christmas Toy Appeal.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004–2009 The West Tonight Weather presenter
2007— ITV Weather Weather presenter
2009— ITV News West Country Weather presenter
2012–2014 Daybreak Weather presenter Stand-in presenter
2013–2014 The World's Weirdest Weather Presenter 2 series, 11 episodes
2014 Britain's Most Extreme Weather Presenter 1 series, 4 episodes
2014— Good Morning Britain Weather presenter Stand-in presenter
2015, 2016 Tonight Guest reporter 2 episodes
2017/2018 The Chase: Celebrity Special Contestant 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meet the team ITV West Country (East), itv.com, 4 March 2012
  2. ^ Daybreak weatherman Alex Beresford quits job before he's even started Nicola Methven, The Mirror, 16 May 2012
  3. ^ The World's Weirdest Weather Channel 4
  4. ^ Bristol weatherman chosen as black role model, Evening Post, 7 December 2008
  5. ^ Bristol weatherman donates to Christmas Toy Appeal Evening Post, 15 December 2008

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