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17 July 1970 |
Middleton, Greater Manchester, England
|Education||Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School|
|Alma mater||Manchester Metropolitan University|
|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, but left after a few months following a drink driving conviction. 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. In 2006, he was the live commentator on Cirque de Celebrité on Sky One.
- "Me and my motor". guardian.co.uk. London. 3 November 2005. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
- BBC News: Top Gear host quits after conviction, July 14, 1999
- "Sky One: Show Overview". skyone.co.uk. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
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