27 December 1985|
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
|Occupation||Television and radio presenter|
The Xtra Factor Live
Release the Hounds
|Spouse(s)||Bryony Emmett (m. 2013)|
|Relatives||Kate Arnell (sister)|
Edmondson co-presented the 2008 coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival for ITV2. He also provided links and commentary for the MTV coverage of the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. He presented reports from T in the Park 2009 for BBC One Scotland, BBC Two Scotland and BBC Three.
In March 2011, as part of Comic Relief's 24 Hour Panel People, where David Walliams took part in panel shows for 24 hours, Edmondson presented links in between some of the panel shows, as well as taking part in the last show.
Since 2012, Edmondson has narrated Totally Bonkers Guinness Book of Records for ITV2. Edmondson hosted panel show Fake Reaction for two series on ITV2 in 2013 and 2014. Edmondson narrated the reality programme Killer Magic for BBC Three in early 2014.
In 2014, Edmondson presented the ITV2 show TV OD. On 24 October 2014, Edmondson appeared in a comedy sketch made for The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night on Channel 4 to raise awareness of testicular cancer.
On 27 June 2016, it was announced that Edmondson would co-host The Xtra Factor Live alongside Rylan Clark-Neal on ITV2. The series began on 27 August 2016 and was broadcast live from The Hospital Club. The show was axed in January 2017.
During the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, Edmondson wrote, produced, presented and edited a series of videos on YouTube. These blogs were seen by ITV and in 2010 were legitimised for 'The F Factor' on the official website.
Edmondson also wrote, produced, edited and provided the voiceover to re-caps of the sixth series of The Apprentice in the online show 'Fast Forward'. This was shown on the show's website. In 2012, he appeared in The Apprentice: Matt Edmondson Funny Bits and was available on The Apprentice's BBC webpage and the BBC's YouTube channel. Edmondson presented an online series for The Apprentice in 2013 entitled Matt Edmondson's Awkward Conversations, in which he interviewed each candidate after they were fired.
On 8 January 2010, Edmondson joined BBC Radio 1, and appeared every Friday on Fearne Cotton's show to report on entertainment news and showbiz gossip. His first appearance on Cotton's programme was on 15 January 2010.
Edmondson started a weekly show on BBC Radio 1 on 6 April 2011 replacing Huw Stephens from 9 pm to 10 pm on Wednesdays. However, on 19 December 2012, he presented his last Wednesday night show before moving to weekends in January 2013, taking over Vernon Kay's Saturday 10 am – 1 pm slot and Sara Cox's Sunday 10 am – 1 pm slot.
Edmondson is also a regular cover presenter for Scott Mills.
As well as presenting, Edmondson is a writer and producer, having written for the ITV show SMTV Live and Sky1's Shock Treatment. Edmondson has presented online spin-offs for The X Factor and The Apprentice and has occasionally appeared as a panellist on the BBC Two show You're Fired!.
In 2015, Edmondson created and launched the party game 'Obama Llama' and in 2016, he launched a second game called 'Rainbow Rage'.
In 2017 he wrote a children's book called 'The Greatest Magician in the World'.
Edmondson is originally from Portsmouth and was educated at St Edmund's Catholic School, a Roman Catholic voluntary aided state comprehensive school in the city, before attending Havant College, a sixth form college in the town of Havant in Hampshire, now lives in Greenwich, London. His elder sister Kate Arnell is also a television presenter. In May 2012, Edmondson became engaged to his long-term girlfriend Bryony Emmett, and the pair married in 2013. In September 2016, Edmondson missed an episode of The Xtra Factor Live. During the show, it was announced that Bryony had gone into labour, and at the end of the show it was announced that she had given birth to a baby girl.
|2002||Richard & Judy||Channel 4||Roving reporter|
|2008||Isle of Wight Festival||ITV2||Co-presenter|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||MTV||Links presenter and commentator|
|2009||T in the Park||BBC||Reporter|
|The Saturdays at Work||Fiver||Narrator||One-off episode|
|2009–??||Sony Ericsson's Pocket TV||Online and T4||Presenter|
|2010||BT Digital Music Awards||ITV2||Co-presenter|
|The Great Escape Festival||Channel 4||Presenter||Highlights show|
|Topman CTRL Student Tour||Presenter||Highlights show|
|2011||24 Hour Panel People||BBC Online||Links presenter||One-off TV special|
|2012, 2013||Utterly Outrageous Reality TV Moments||ITV2||Narrator||2 episodes|
|2012—||Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records||Narrator||3 series|
|2013–2014||Fake Reaction||Presenter||2 series|
|2013—||The Apprentice: You're Fired!||BBC Two||Panellist||Occasional episodes|
|2013—||The Apprentice Extras||BBC Online||Presenter||Rap up, meet the candidates|
|2014||Killer Magic||BBC Three||Narrator||1 series|
|TV OD||ITV2||Presenter||1 series|
|2015||Hacker's Birthday Bash: 30 Years of Children's BBC||CBBC||Himself||One-off special|
|2016||Impractical Jokers UK||Channel 5 / Comedy Central||Narrator||Series 3—|
|The Xtra Factor Live||ITV2||Co-presenter||Series 13|
|2017||The Dengineers||CBBC||Himself||1 episode; guest|
|Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief||BBC One||Himself||Contestant|
|The Playlist||CBBC||Guest presenter|
|Len Goodman's Partners in Rhyme||BBC One||Creator|
|Dress to Impress||ITV2||Creator, writer & narrator|
|2017—||Release the Hounds||ITV2||Presenter|
|2017||Saturday Mash-Up!||BBC One & CBBC||Guest|
|2017-||Children in Need||BBC One||Himself|
|2010||BBC Radio 1||Fearne Cotton||Segment presenter||Big Five (Friday)|
|2010||Sara Cox||Stand-in presenter||Sundays 10 am – 1 pm|
|2011—||The Matt Edmondson Show||Presenter||Wednesday 9 – 10 pm|
|2013—||Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 1 pm|
|Scott Mills||Stand-in presenter||Weekdays 1 – 4 pm|
- Profile – Matt Edmondson BBC Radio 1
- IndependentTalent.com Archived 19 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- ITV Music – Isle Of Wight Festival ITV.com
- BBC presenter line-up for T In The Park 2009 announced BBC Press Office, 17 June 2009
- The Saturdays at Work Archived 27 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Five.tv
- The Big Pink, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, We Have Band play TopMan Tour[permanent dead link] God is in the TV, 24 March 2010
- Matt Edmondson Archived 16 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Money Management
- The Great Escape Festival Channel 4, 22 May 2010
- Topman CTRL Student Tour Channel 4, 29 May 2010
- PocketTVshow's Channel YouTube
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
- "BBC - BBC Children in Need Appeal 2017 raises an incredible £50 million! - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
- Latest Video HolyMoly!
- MrHolyMoly's Channel YouTube
- MattEdmondson's Channel YouTube
- Matt Edmonson joins Radio 1 BBC Press Office, 8 January 2010
- Matt Edmondson to cover for Sara Cox on Radio 1 BBC Press Office, 23 February 2010
- Huw Stephens to host Radio 1 weekend show BBC Press Office, 1 February 2011
- Pop star to TV presenter – the future of X Factor? RadioTimes.com
- Skepta – Make Peace Not War Youtube.com
- "Matt Edmondson Engaged – WittySparks News". Flair.wittysparks.com. 17 May 2012. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- https://twitter.com/XtraFactor_UK/status/772182428593127424[dead link]