Angela Scanlon

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Angela Scanlon
Angela Marie Scanlon

(1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 36)
Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland
EducationDublin Institute of Technology
OccupationTV presenter, journalist
EmployerRTÉ, BBC
Spouse(s)Roy Horgan (m. 2014)

Angela Marie Scanlon (born 29 December 1983) is an Irish television presenter and broadcaster for RTÉ and the BBC. She initially broadcast on Irish television, presenting a number of programmes on RTÉ including documentary Oi Ginger! in 2013.

Since 2016, she appeared as a reporter on The One Show, and presented in the absence of Alex Jones. She undertook her first role on a major British show as a co-host of Robot Wars with Dara Ó Briain in 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Angela Scanlon was born in Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland. Her father worked in construction and her mother worked in administration.[2] She has three sisters.[3] She attended school in Dunshaughlin, Meath[citation needed]. Scanlon then went on to study business at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). After graduating, she spent a period of time travelling, including six months in New York (where she worked in an Irish pub), in Australia, and South East Asia. Scanlon planned to set up a fashion shop upon returning to Ireland.[4][5]


Scanlon has worked as a stylist and a journalist, before moving into television. She wrote for Tatler, Grazia, Company, U Magazine, and Sunday Times Style magazine. She also writes the column "Out of the Closet"[6] for the Irish Independent's Weekend magazine. She has been featured in magazines including Vogue, Elle Japan, Sunday Times Style, Company and TWIN.[citation needed]

In 2001, Angela Scanlon was a dancer with the O'Shea Irish Dance Company and appeared in the Irish Thunder show at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia USA.

In 2012, The Irish Times described Scanlon as one of '10 Irish Instagrammers You Need to Follow'.[7] Scanlon was named as the 'one to watch' by Vogue[8] in 2013 and has been cited in The Observer's regular Why We're Watching[9] feature as the UK's new onscreen fashion queen. The Daily Telegraph also commended Angela's talents in Who's That Girl.[10] In 2013, she fronted a campaign for Louis Vuitton.[11]

After working on fashion shows Xposé and Off the Rails for RTÉ and on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, Scanlon went on to join RTÉ's The Movie Show[12] as a reporter and on The Love Clinic in 2012. Scanlon appeared on the popular The Saturday Night Show with host Brendan O'Connor, in 2013 and 2014.

Scanlon joined the panel of Next Week's News[13] in February 2014 and also put together a Yahoo! 12-part series Work the Look[14] demonstrating how to pull off key essential looks.

Her first major documentary Oi Ginger! was broadcast in 2014. Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal[15] was her follow-up series airing in October 2014, addressing subjects sometimes considered taboo. Scanlon was featured on Republic of Telly's Ginger is the New Black in October 2014.[16]

In 2014 she hosted London Fashion Weekend for a third time, a job she took over from Caroline Flack after hosting the Vodafone Live Lounge for the British Fashion Council at the event for two years. Scanlon co-hosts BBC Northern Ireland/RTÉ's popular holiday programme, Getaways having taken over from Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. Scanlon also launched Marks & Spencer's pop-up Halloween shop with Joanna Lumley in aid of Oxfam.[17]

In November 2016, it was announced that Scanlon, along with Michelle Ackerley, would provide maternity cover for Alex Jones and co-present The One Show with Matt Baker in early 2017.[18][19]

In 2016, she presented her own series, Angela Scanlon's Close Encounters!, and the documentary, Trump's Unlikely Superfans, for BBC Three.

In 2017, Angela was revealed as a Garnier ambassador alongside Holly Willoughby and Davina McCall. She did not appear as part of the advertising campaign in 2018, leaving Willoughby and McCall to continue to work with the brand.

In 2018, Scanlon hosted her own BBC Radio 2 show on Sunday mornings from 4–6am.[20] Angela covered for Sara Cox while Sara was covering for Chris Evans on 11 and 15–18 October 2018.[21]

On 16 April 2019, Scanlon started presenting a new 15-part TV series for BBC2 called Your Home Made Perfect.[22] This is a home renovation series that pits the architects Laura-Jane Clark and Robert Jamison against each other to see who can come up with the best design for a problem home. In the series, ground-breaking virtual reality technology and VFX are employed to showcase the two potential renovation solutions, with the couple finally choosing which design to proceed with and build. A second series was commissioned and broadcast from 9 October 2019.[23]

Personal life[edit]

She has been married to Roy Horgan since 2014 and they have a daughter born on 25 February 2018. They live in London.[24][25][26]


Year Title Role Channel
Off the Rails
2008–2010 Xposé Stylist
Next Week's News Panellist
2012–2013 The Movie Show Reporter RTÉ One/RTÉ2
2012 The Love Clinic Reporter
2014 Oi Ginger! Presenter
Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal Presenter RTÉ2
2015–2016 Getaways Co-presenter BBC Northern Ireland/RTÉ
2015 The Voice UK Online presenter BBC Online
T in the Park Co-presenter BBC Three
2015— The One Show Reporter and stand-in presenter[27] BBC One
2016—2018 Robot Wars Co-presenter BBC Two
2016 Angela Scanlon's Close Encounters Presenter BBC Three
The British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Presenter
Trump's Unlikely Superfans Presenter
2017 Tourettes: Teenage Tics Narrator
Delete, Delete, Delete Guest BBC One Northern Ireland
Debatable Panellist, 3 episodes BBC Two
Britain's Greatest Invention Contributor
World's Oldest Family Presenter BBC One
Richard Osman's House of Games Contestant, 5 episodes BBC Two
2018— Bake off: Extra Slice Panelist Channel 4
2019— Your Home Made Perfect Presenter BBC Two


  1. ^ "BBC – Robot Wars presenter line-up for BBC Two revealed and new logo unveiled – Media Centre".
  2. ^ Fennell, Hilary (14 July 2013). "This much I know: Angela Scanlon". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  3. ^ O'Shea, Joe (10 January 2016). "Angela Scanlon off duty". Irish Independent. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  4. ^ Egan, Barry (17 June 2013). "I'm a feminist in good shoes". Irish Independent. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  5. ^ Nolan, Larissa (20 May 2018). "I felt like Carrie Bradshaw — until I ate 47 oysters". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 16 September 2019.(subscription required)
  6. ^ "Angela Scanlon: Out of the closet and into the world". The Irish Independent.
  7. ^ "10 Irish Instagrammers you need to follow". The Irish Times.
  8. ^ "2013 Hot List & Rising Stars – Angel Haze , Alice Englert, Maude Apatow (". Vogue UK.
  9. ^ Shahesta Shaitly. "Why we're watching… Angela Scanlon". The Guardian.
  10. ^ "Who's that girl? Angela Scanlon". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Angela Scanlon Models Louis Vuitton Neverfull Epi Bag (". Vogue UK.
  12. ^ "RTÉ Television – The Movie Show". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 21 May 2012.
  13. ^ Eleanore Hutch. "Angela Scanlon on Next Week's News – I'm Nervous About Being Around Men".
  14. ^ Twofour. "Online video series".
  15. ^ "ANGELA SCANLON: FULL FRONTAL ***New Series*** – RTÉ Presspack". Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
  16. ^ Michael Freeman. "Republic of Telly's 'Ginger Is The New Black' sketch is really rather good". The Daily Edge.
  17. ^ Clare Hyland. "Angela Scanlon looks devilishly good as she teams up with Joanna Lumley to launch M&S's pop-up halloween shop in aid of Oxfam –".
  18. ^ "BBC – The One Show announces Michelle Ackerley and Angela Scanlon as cover for Alex Jones – Media Centre". Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  19. ^ Debnath, Neela (3 November 2016). "Michelle Ackerley and Angela Scanlon replace Alex Jones on The One Show during maternity". Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  20. ^ "BBC Radio 2 announces schedule changes for Spring 2018". BBC Media Centre. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Sara Cox – Next on – BBC Radio 2". BBC. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
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  24. ^ "That's life: TV presenter Angela Scanlon on motherhood, Instagram and living in the moment". Irish Examiner. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  25. ^ Drohan, Freya (22 June 2014). "A fashionable affair: Vogue star Angela Scanlon weds Roy Horgan". Irish Independent. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Gingexit: Angela Scanlon's future lies in Britain for now, but she yearns for home". Irish Independent. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  27. ^ "BBC – The One Show announces Michelle Ackerley and Angela Scanlon as cover for Alex Jones – Media Centre".

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