Cel Spellman

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Cel Spellman
Ceallach Spellman

(1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 23)[1]
Manchester, England, UK
OccupationActor, TV & Radio presenter
Years active2003–present
Known forCBBC
BBC Radio 1
Waterloo Road (2010–2011)
Friday Download (CBBC) 2011–15 (Series 1-8)
CBBC Official Chart Show

Ceallach "Cel"[2] Spellman (/ˈkɛlək/ KEL-akh; born 31 August 1995)[1] is an English actor and presenter best known for playing Matthew Williams in the ITV drama Cold Feet, Harry Fisher in the BBC One school-based drama Waterloo Road from 2010–11[3] and hosting Friday Download and various programmes on CBBC. Since July 2015 he has presented his own show on BBC Radio 1 which airs every Sunday afternoon between 16:00 and 19:00 with his co-presenter Katie Thistleton.

Life and career[edit]

Spellman was born on 31 August 1995 and he is of Irish descent. A Roman Catholic, he attended St Bede's College, Manchester.[4] Subsequently, he attended Sylvia Young Theatre School [5]from the age of 11.

In May 2011, Spellman started presenting Friday Download on CBBC alongside Georgia Lock, Richard Wisker, Dani Harmer, Tyger Drew-Honey, Aidan Davis and Dionne Bromfield.[6] From 19 July 2015, he started presenting his own show on Sunday afternoons on BBC Radio 1.[7] In September 2016, he began starring as Matthew in the sixth series of British comedy-drama Cold Feet.[8]

On 1 July 2016, he was rated as one of "50 Fittest Boys" by Vogue magazine.[9] On 11 October 2016, it was announced that Spellman would be joining The Voice UK on ITV as social media reporter and online presenter of The V Room.[10] On 15 November 2016, it was announced he will do the same for The Voice Kids UK.[11]


Film and television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2003–09 Blue Murder Tom Lewis ITV1 19 episodes
2005 Holby City Troy Dolan BBC One 1 episode 'Learning Curve'
2008 The Cup Malky McConnell BBC Two All episodes
2009 Casualty Daniel BBC One 1 episode 'Watershed'
2010–11 Waterloo Road Harry Fisher S6.E1 - S7.E10
2011–15 Friday Download Himself CBBC Presenter/Host
All Over The Place Himself Co-Presenter
2012–16 CBBC Himself Relief Presenter
2012; 2015–2016 Hacker Time Himself; Various Special Guest; Series regular
2012 Homefront Sam ITV1 Series Regular
Jedward's Big Adventure Himself CBBC Special Guest
Phineas and Ferb The Hipster Disney XD 1 episode 'Sipping with the Enemy'
2013– How to be Epic @ Everything Himself CBBC Voiceover
2013 Blue Peter: You Decide Himself Judge
2014–15, 2018 Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up Himself Guest; 2 episodes
2014 The Dog Ate My Homework Panelist 1 episode
2015 At Home with Cel and Dodge[12] Himself 5 episodes
2015–17 CBBC Official Chart Show Himself Host
2015 Closets Ben N/A Short film
Cucumber Adam Whitaker Channel 4 Recurring
Drunk History Scout Comedy Central Series 1 Episode 8
Hacker's Birthday Bash: 30 Years of Children's BBC Host CBBC One-off special
2016– Cold Feet Matt Williams ITV Recurring
2016 Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover Live Himself CBBC Guest
Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe Radio DJ TV Movie
Hacker's Crackers[13] Himself TV special
2017 The V Room Himself ITV Hub Presenter
2017 Saturday Mash-Up! Himself CBBC Guest
2019 “Watchdog” Himself BBC One Presenter


Date Title Role Director Station
2011 Lost Property: The Year My Mother Went Missing[14] Vincent Jessica Dromgoole BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
2015– Sunday Afternoon & Radio 1's most played with Katie Thistleton Himself N/A BBC Radio 1

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2015 "Rest Your Love" The Vamps [15]
2018 Forever and Ever More[16] Nothing But Thieves


  1. ^ a b "Ceallach's Personal Download". CBBC. BBC. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ "BBC Radio 1 Profile - Cel Spellman". BBC. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  3. ^ "BBC One - Waterloo Road - Harry Fisher". bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  4. ^ Catholic pupil kicks off festival, catholicherald.co.uk; accessed 11 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Sylvia Young Theatre School - Alumni". www.syts.co.uk. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  6. ^ "CBBC Programmes - Friday Download, Series 1, Episode 1". BBC. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Cel Spellman to host new Radio 1 show dedicated to number ones". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Ceallach Spellman to appear in Cold Feet reboot". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  9. ^ "50 Fittest Boys". Vogue.co.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  10. ^ Wilson, Victoria (11 October 2016). "Cold Feet's Cel Spellman to host The Voice UK's V Room". what's on tv. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Hooray, our Voice Kids 2017 coaches are confirmed!". Itv.com. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  12. ^ "CBBC - At Home With Cel and Dodge, Episode 1". BBC. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Hacker T Dog on Twitter". Twitter.com.
  14. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes - Afternoon Play, Lost Property, The Year My Mother Went Missing". BBC. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  15. ^ Davidson, Amy (27 November 2015). "The Vamps party hard in their new music video". Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  16. ^ NBTVEVO (25 September 2018), Nothing But Thieves - Forever & Ever More (Official Video), retrieved 17 June 2019

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