Eddie Nestor

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Eddie Nestor
Born5 June 1964

Eddie Nestor (born Edward Augustus Matthew Christopher Nestor; 5 June 1964, although his claim to be about to turn thirty years old is a running joke on his radio programmes) is a British actor, stand up comedian, television and radio presenter, who is best known for his starring roles in The Real McCoy and Desmond's, as well as playing a small role in Trainspotting.

He hosted alongside Robbie Gee the Imperial College Indian Society's annual "East Meets West" charity show in 2007 and 2008. The show in both years was one of the most successful and popular charity shows in the United Kingdom, drawing over 1750 people to the prestigious London Palladium in 2008.

He appeared in the BBC's Canterbury Tales and is a former Casualty star. He currently presents BBC London 94.9 FM's show Drivetime from 4 pm to 7 pm on weekday evenings, replacing Henry Bonsu who left to pursue other broadcasting opportunities. He previously presented a show on BBC London on Friday evenings, from 10 pm to 2 am, that he called The Rum Shop.

In 2016, he appeared as Freddie Hamilton in the television series by BBC, Death in Paradise, episode 5.5[1]

Although raised in Hackney London, Eddie is a Manchester United supporter and presents a podcast by Manchester United, The Manchester United Red Cast, with Robert Meakin.

He was voted "The Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2007.[2]

In February 2007, Eddie was diagnosed as having Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and kept a blog [3] of his treatment and reactions. He is currently in remission.

December 2017 Eddie was has been named in the New Year's Honours for 2018 for his charity work and services to radio. BBC RADIO London presenter Eddie Nestor said it is an “absolute honour” to receive an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.


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