Eddie Nestor

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Eddie Nestor
Born 5 June 1964
Hackney, London, England

Eddie Nestor (born Edward Augustus Matthew Christopher Nestor; 5 June 1964, although his claim to be about to turn 30 years old is a running joke on his radio programmes) is a British actor, stand-up comedian, TV 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 UK, 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 4pm to 7pm 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 10pm to 2am, that he called The Rum Shop.

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

Although raised in Hackney London, Eddie is a Manchester United supporter and presents a Manchester United podcast, 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.


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