Greg Scott (presenter)

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Greg Scott
Greg Scott (left), along side co host Debbie King.jpg
Greg Scott (left) on Quizmania
Born (1969-03-06) 6 March 1969 (age 48)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Occupation Television Presenter,
Television Personality,
Comedy Performer,
Voice-over
Years active 1987–Present

Greg Scott (born 6 March 1969 in Macclesfield, Cheshire) is an English television presenter. He is best known for being a presenter on the late night interactive ITV1 gameshow Quizmania. Now works in professional voiceovers and local radio. He currently presents afternoon radio shows on Scarborough's Coast and County Radio.

Early life and career[edit]

The son of a comedian, Greg Scott worked as a Redcoat at Butlins and then as a warm-up artist on the Channel 4 programme Countdown for 13 years.

Between June 1998 and June 2001, Greg was the host of 'Greg Scott's Best Breakfast' on Scarborough-based commercial radio station Yorkshire Coast Radio, having earlier presented the evening show on the station. During this phase of his career he also made occasional appearances on York-based sister station, Minster FM, both as a presenter and as a TV industry gossip correspondent on the Saturday evening show.

In 2003 he became a presenter on price-drop tv. After almost two years with the channel, in July 2005 he announced that he was leaving; his last appearance on price-drop tv live being on 28 July 2005.

In August 2005, he made an appearance as himself in a sketch on the Channel 4 comedy series A Bear's Tail, which was a spin-off from Avid Merrion's Bo' Selecta! series. In this sketch he plays himself as a host on price-drop tv selling products such as Craig David's shoe and a cubic zirconia medallion. The actual Price Drop studio was used for this sketch.

Then he became a senior host on Quizmania on ITV Play which was also for a time broadcast on ITV.

Following the axing of Quizmania he went on to become a presenter on Play DJ, another ITV Play show, and also for a brief period appeared on the satellite and digital shopping TV channel iBuy. ITV announced that it had axed its ITV Play channel on 13 March 2007 and most of its participation tv shows, including Play DJ.

In July 2007 Scott joined PlayMonday and Big Box Bingo. PlayMonday finished its run in November 2008, Big Box Bingo in March 2009.

In April 2011 he returned to York's Minster FM.

On 8 July 2011, he appeared as a contestant on Countdown. He lost 89 - 57 against a mathematics lecturer.

In August 2013 he left Minster FM's Weekend Breakfast Show; and began working as a voiceover artist and question writer for ITV's "All-Star Family Fortunes". Greg had a couple of lengthy periods of working back at Minster FM at weekends over the years since 2013 until February 2017 when he announced he would be leaving the radio station. His last show for Minster broadcast on 19 February 2017.

He is still doing voiceover work and currently works at Coast and County Radio in Scarborough on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 2pm and 5pm.

Keen on social media, he sometimes uses the Periscope app during his radio show so people can interact with him whilst a song is playing on air. Greg also operates a Facebook page named 'The Greg Scott Live Page' where he periodically streams live for around an hour, interacting with viewers. In addition to these, Greg can also be found on Twitter as @GregScottTV and YouTube as greggles2412.

Personal life[edit]

Greg lives in Scarborough and has been married since 1996 to Karen who he has two daughters with. He is the son-in-law of boxer Richard Dunn, who fought Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight title in 1976.

Career[edit]

  • Countdown - Warm-up man.[1]
  • On Your Marks - Co-Presenter with Carol Vorderman.[1]
  • Yorkshire Coast Radio - Breakfast show presenter.[1]
  • price-drop tv - Host:[1] August 2003 to 28 July 2005. September 2009 to May 2010.
  • Quizmania - Presenter:[1] 12 August 2005 to 15 January 2007.
  • iBuy - Presenter:[2] 15 January 2007 – 15 February 2007
  • Play DJ - Presenter:[3] 17 January 2007 – 4 March 2007
  • Playmonday Lottery - Presenter: 11 June 2007 – 12 November 2007
  • Big Box Bingo - Presenter: 3 July 2007 – 25 July 2008
  • Quizmania online - US election special: 4 November 2008, Bonfire night special 5 November 2009
  • TV Pilots (The Last Word, On a Roll, Coalition, My Family Vs The Nation, Big Boss, Hold On To Your Seat)[1]
  • Minster FM - Weekend Breakfast presenter: April 2011 – 2013
  • Minster FM - Weekend Afternoon presenter: 2013 - 2017 (On and off)
  • Coast and County Radio - Weekday Afternoon presenter: 2017 - Ongoing

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