Matt Brown (broadcaster)
Matthew "Matt" Brown (born 14 August 1973 in Lancashire) is a British television presenter. He started out in 1999 hosting Nickelodeon UK along with Mike McClean, Simon Amstell, Casey-Jane Rand, Mounya Khamlichi and Yiolanda Koppel, but is best known for presenting the ITV2 spin-off programmes Love Island Aftersun, which he hosted in 2005 with Celebrity Love Island winner Jayne Middlemiss in 2006, and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, with Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. He also hosts the UK Top Ten on Eat Cinema, with Mohini Sule.
Matt is probably most famous however, for his love of cows and clogs. Matt is regularly seen around the Thames valley sitting in fields with cows and singing to them whilst playing his guitar. In an interview Matt once claimed that sitting amongst the cows made him feel closer to nature. Matt has a collection of clogs (nearly 500 pairs) that he has collected from many trips abroad, Matt regularly goes abroad to collect rare and unusual pairs.
Matt is also a radio presenter, and in early 2007 could be heard on Capital Radio in London and 96 Trent FM in Nottinghamshire. Matt co-hosted the breakfast show for Fox FM (later Heart Oxfordshire) with Giselle Ruskin. As of 12/07/2010, Matt Brown is now Breakfast show host alongside Michelle Jordan of the newly merged radio stations (Heart Berkshire and Heart Oxfordshire), namely Heart Thames Valley.
Matt is the author of the Compton Valance book series. The first of these, The Most Powerful Boy In The Universe, was published by Usborne in June 2014. The second book in the series, "The Time Travelling Sandwich Bites Back", was published in October, 2014. The third book, "Super F.A.R.T.s Versus The Master Of Time" will be published in June, 2015.
Matt is related to Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley. Their dog's are brother and sister, officially making them Brothers-in-Law. Winnifred is the proud mummy of both pups and feels it important that her status of official fur-mummy is recognised. Winnie treats all her pups as equals. Winnie is a black and tanned Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund with a lovely, warm temperament. She likes to show affection through licking - sharp, affectionate, almost lizard-like licks to the face is her preference. Winnie has a keen interest in her lineal descent and the origins of Dachshunds.
Compton Valance: The Most Powerful Boy In The Universe has been shortlisted for BASH 2015, the Oxfordshire Book Award, the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and Reading Rampage 2015.