Cel Spellman

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Cel Spellman
Ceallach Spellman

(1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 25)[1]
Manchester, England, UK
OccupationActor, TV & Radio presenter
Years active2003–present
Known forCBBC
BBC Radio 1
Waterloo Road (2010–2011)
Friday Download (CBBC) 2011–2015 (Series 1–8)
CBBC Official Chart Show
Cold Feet (2016–2020)

Ceallach Spellman[2] (/ˈkɛləx/ KEL-əkh; 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 2010–2011[3] and hosting Friday Download and various programmes on CBBC. From July 2015 until August 2020 he presented his own show on BBC Radio 1 which aired every Sunday afternoon between 16:00 and 19:00 with his co-presenter Katie Thistleton. He had a main part in Netflix drama 'White Lines' as Marcus in 2020.

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]

In August 2020, it was announced that Spellman would be leaving his Sunday slots on Radio 1 at the end of that month to focus on his acting and broadcasting commitments. Vick Hope will instead be co-hosting Life Hacks and The Official Chart: First Look on Radio 1 from the beginning of September. [12]


Film and television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2003–2009 Blue Murder Tom Lewis ITV 19 episodes
2005 Holby City Troy Dolan BBC One Episode: "Learning Curve"
2008 The Cup Malky McConnell BBC Two Main role
2009 Casualty Daniel BBC One Episode: "Watershed"
2010–2011 Waterloo Road Harry Fisher BBC One Main role
2011–2015 Friday Download Himself CBBC Presenter
2012–2014, 2017–present All Over The Place Himself CBBC Co-presenter
2012–2016 CBBC Himself CBBC Relief presenter
2012, 2015–2016 Hacker Time Himself; Various CBBC Series regular
2012 Homefront Sam ITV Series regular
2012 Jedward's Big Adventure Himself CBBC Special guest
2012 Phineas and Ferb The Hipster Disney XD Episode: "Sipping with the Enemy"
2013–present How to be Epic @ Everything Himself CBBC Voiceover
2013 Blue Peter: You Decide Himself CBBC Judge
2014–2015, 2018 Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up Himself CBBC Guest appearances
2014 The Dog Ate My Homework Panelist CBBC 1 episode
2015 At Home with Cel and Dodge[13] Himself CBBC 5 episodes
2015–2017 CBBC Official Chart Show Himself CBBC Host
2015 Closets Ben N/A Short film
2015 Cucumber Adam Whitaker Channel 4 Recurring role
2015 Drunk History Scout Comedy Central 1 episode
2015 Hacker's Birthday Bash: 30 Years of Children's BBC Host CBBC One-off special
2016–2020 Cold Feet Matt Williams ITV Recurring role
2016 Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover Live Himself CBBC Guest
2016 Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe Radio DJ CBBC Television film
2016 Hacker's Crackers[14] Himself CBBC Television special
2017 The V Room Himself ITV Hub Presenter
2017 Saturday Mash-Up! Himself CBBC Guest
2019 Watchdog Himself BBC One Presenter
2019 World on Fire Joe Broughton BBC One Drama miniseries
2019 Festival of Remembrance Himself BBC One Reading
2020 Thunderbirds Are Go Announcer CITV Episode: "Icarus"
2020 White Lines Young Marcus Netflix


Date Title Role Director Station
2011 Lost Property: The Year My Mother Went Missing[15] Vincent Jessica Dromgoole BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
2015–2020 Radio 1's Life Hacks and The Official First Look Chart with Katie Thistleton Himself N/A BBC Radio 1

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2015 "Rest Your Love" The Vamps [16]
2018 "Forever and Ever More"[17] 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. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/vick-hope-radio1
  13. ^ "CBBC - At Home With Cel and Dodge, Episode 1". BBC. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Hacker T Dog on Twitter". Twitter.com.
  15. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes - Afternoon Play, Lost Property, The Year My Mother Went Missing". BBC. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  16. ^ Davidson, Amy (27 November 2015). "The Vamps party hard in their new music video". Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  17. ^ NBTVEVO (25 September 2018), Nothing But Thieves - Forever & Ever More (Official Video), retrieved 17 June 2019

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