Brendan Coogan

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Brendan Coogan
Born (1970-07-17) 17 July 1970 (age 47)
Middleton, Greater Manchester, England
Residence Manchester
Nationality British
Education Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School
Alma mater Manchester Metropolitan University
Occupation Television presenter
Awards 2004 Royal Television Society (RTS) Best Presenter (North West)

Brendan Coogan (born 17 July 1970) is a British television and radio presenter, from Middleton, Greater Manchester. In 1999, Coogan briefly presented BBC motoring programme Top Gear following the departure of former host Jeremy Clarkson,[1] but left after a few months following a drink driving conviction.[2] Between 1999 to 2001, he was a presenter on Radio 5 Live. From 2003 to 2004, he was a regular face on Granada Television in the North West of England.

In 2004, he won a Royal Television Society award for Best Presenter. Two of his brothers are comedian Steve Coogan and former Mock Turtles singer Martin Coogan. Since 2008, Brendan Coogan has been a regular presenter on BBC Radio Manchester, filling in on The Eamonn O'Neal and Jimmy Wagg Show. In April 2006, he became a presenter for the Sky One motoring show Vroom Vroom.[3] In 2006, he was the live commentator on Cirque de Celebrité on Sky One.


  1. ^ "Me and my motor". London. 3 November 2005. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  2. ^ BBC News: Top Gear host quits after conviction, July 14, 1999
  3. ^ "Sky One: Show Overview". Retrieved 24 October 2010.