Matt Johnson (TV presenter)

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Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson 2013.jpg
Born (1982-11-18) 18 November 1982 (age 33)
Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Presenter
Notable credit(s) This Morning
OK! TV
Surprise Surprise
Family Pamela Undery and Gary Johnson

Matthew Alan Johnson[1] (born 18 November 1982) is a Welsh television presenter and personality from Caerphilly, Wales, best known for presenting in the interactive 'Hub' on ITV's This Morning between 2010 and 2013 and for co-hosting Channel 5's OK! TV.[2] He has also presented The National Lottery Draws and has been a reporter for Surprise Surprise.

Early life[edit]

Johnson was born in Caerphilly.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Johnson joined the ITV Wales news programme Wales Tonight, as a reporter in January 2009 and also presented The Wales Show until December 2010.

In September 2010, Johnson joined the interactive Hub team on ITV's This Morning programme.[3] On 3 June and 28 October 2011, he guest co-presented the main This Morning show on ITV. Johnson left This Morning in 2013 and presented his final show on 30 August.

From 14 February to 16 August 2011, Johnson was co-presenter of Channel 5's OK! TV.[4] In 2012, Johnson appeared as a celebrity contestant on the Christmas edition of Take Me Out.[5] In August 2013, he was a contestant on an episode of Tipping Point: Lucky Stars[6] He appeared as a contestant on a celebrity episode of The Chase in December 2014.[7] And kept getting his cheeks squeezed by Anne Hegerty.

Johnson occasionally presented The National Lottery Draws on BBC One. He also presents Hwb on Welsh-language TV channel S4C. In 2015, he became a reporter for the ITV series Surprise Surprise.

Your Face Sounds Familiar[edit]

In 2013, Johnson was a contestant on the ITV series Your Face Sounds Familiar, performing as different singers each week. Johnson finished as one of the runners-up to winner Natalie Anderson.

Your Face Sounds Familiar performances
Week Portraying Song Judges' scores Result
Julian Clary Emma Bunton Guest Judge Bonus Points Total
1 Jon Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer" 7 8 7 0 22 Not in Top 3
2 Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" 7 5 7 5 24 Not in Top 3
3 Elvis Presley "Heartbreak Hotel"/"Blue Suede Shoes"/"Hound Dog" 8 9 8 0 25 Runner-up
4 Freddie Mercury "Don't Stop Me Now" 10 10 10 5 35 Winner
5 Rod Stewart "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" 8 8 8 0 24 Runner-up
6 Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA" N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Runner-up
Robbie Williams "Let Me Entertain You" N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Acting[edit]

In 2007, Johnson appeared on an episode of Gavin and Stacey playing 'Jose', Stacey's brother Jason's boyfriend.

Awards[edit]

In 2010, Johnson was voted Wales' Sexiest Man

In 2013, Johnson was voted 'Most Entertaining Person' on Channel 5's Big Brother's Bit on the Side for the episode broadcast on September 12.

In 2015 Johnson was in the top 10 most in-demand charity ambassadors in the world http://m.thedrum.com/news/2015/12/09/kristen-bell-lena-dunham-and-kate-moss-most-demand-charity-ambassadors

Personal life[edit]

Johnson is an ambassador for the Mental Health charity Mind.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England and Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005". Ancestry.com, General Register Office. 
  2. ^ Wales' 50 sexiest men 2009 Wales Online, 14 November 2009
  3. ^ Matt Johnson This Morning, ITV, 2 September 2010
  4. ^ Denise Van Outen to host Channel 5's OK! TV guardian.co.uk, 3 February 2011
  5. ^ [1]
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  7. ^ [3]

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