Ian Hyland

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Ian Hyland (born 23 September 1969, brought up in Chesterfield, Derbyshire) is an English television critic.

Journalism career[edit]

Hyland wrote a column for the Sunday Mirror from 2000 to 2005. Until 2011 closure of the newspaper, he wrote for the News of the World. He currently writes for the Daily Mirror, having returned there after a spell with the Mail On Sunday. He has been billed as "the TV critic with the widescreen mouth" due to his outspoken, self-assertive style.


Hyland appeared on Five's The Wright Stuff as a regular guest from 2003 to 2005. He returned to the show in April 2010 appearing every Friday to preview television programmes for the week ahead.[1] Kevin O'Sullivan took over.

He has also appeared on This Morning and various TV nostalgia and retrospective documentaries. In 2007 Hyland won a competition to host E4's Get Your Act Together - The Showdown. It ran for one series and was dropped.

Personal life[edit]

Hyland is married to journalist Lynne Hyland.


  1. ^ Friday 23 April[permanent dead link] The Wright Stuff - five.tv