Matt Richardson

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Matt Richardson
Matt Richardson comedian 2015.jpg
Birth nameMatthew Jeffrey Richardson
Born (1991-05-28) 28 May 1991 (age 28)
Didcot, England, United Kingdom
MediumStand-up, television
Notable works and rolesThe Xtra Factor (2013)
Viral Tap (2014)
Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live (2016)
Celebrity Haunted Mansion (2018)
The Hangover Games (2019)
WebsiteWebsite

Matthew Jeffrey "Matt" Richardson (born 28 May 1991)[1] is an English comedian and broadcaster, best known as a co-presenter on the ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack in 2013.

In 2016, Richardson became the drive time presenter on the digital radio station Virgin Radio UK.[2] Richardson has co-presented Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live and Celebrity Haunted Mansion with Christine Lampard on UKTV's W channel.

Early life[edit]

Richardson grew up in the South Oxfordshire town of Didcot and has performed at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in the town on several occasions.

Career[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Richardson began doing stand up in November 2009 aged 18. He appeared in the finals of So You Think You're Funny and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year in 2010.

Tours[edit]

Richardson's first solo show, Hometown Hero, won Best New Show at the 2012 Leicester Comedy Festival and was taken on a 54 date national tour from September 2013 to June 2014.[3] His second show 'Slash' debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 before going on a UK Tour in Autumn 2017.[4]

Television and radio[edit]

In 2013, Richardson replaced Olly Murs as co-presenter of the ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, airing immediately after the main ITV show hosted by Dermot O'Leary.[5] During the filming of the show, he co-wrote the comedy song Ex Facto Ring with Flightside vocalist Sarah Eaglesfield, which was released as a bonus track through Suddenvibe Records.[6] On 4 June, both Richardson and Flack announced that they would not return for The Xtra Factor for series 11.[7]

Richardson is a regular panellist and presenter on Channel 5's Big Brother spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side. In 2014, Richardson was a regular panellist on the ITV2 panel show Viral Tap presented by Caroline Flack.[8]

In 2016, Richardson became the drive time presenter on the digital radio station Virgin Radio UK. In 2018 his show on Virgin was nominated for a Radio Academy Award for Funniest Show[9]

In October 2016, Richardson co-presented Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live on the W channel, alongside Christine Lampard and Jamie East. He also presented the spin-off show Celebrity Haunted Hotel: Do Not Disturb.

On 29 May 2017, Richardson presented the final episode of Just Tattoo of Us: The Aftermath. In February 2018, Richardson co-presented Celebrity Haunted Mansion on UKTV's W channel with Christine Lampard.[10] He also presented its spin-off show Celebrity Haunted Mansion: High Spirits.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Channel Notes
2013 The Xtra Factor Co-presenter ITV2 With Caroline Flack
2014 Viral Tap Regular panellist
2015 Big Brother's Bit on the Side Regular panellist Channel 5
2016 Pampered Pooches: Hollywood Presenter ITV2 Filmed in Los Angeles
2016 Meet The Family Guys Presenter ITV2 Filmed in Los Angeles
2016 Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live Co-presenter W With Christine Lampard and Jamie East
Celebrity Haunted Hotel: Do Not Disturb Presenter Spin-off show
2017 Just Tattoo of Us: The Aftermath Presenter MTV 1 episode
2018 Celebrity Haunted Mansion Co-presenter W With Christine Lampard
Celebrity Haunted Mansion: High Spirits Presenter Spin-off show
2019 The Hangover Games Presenter E4 With Ken Cheng
Guest appearances

Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Result
2010 Newbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Won
So You Think You're Funny Nominated
Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Nominated
Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Nominated
2011 Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Won
Latitude Festival New Act of the Year Nominated
2012 Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show Won
2018 Radio Academy Awards Funniest Show Nominated[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Richardson. "Matt Richardson - Info". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  2. ^ David Renshaw. "Edith Bowman becomes UK's only female breakfast show host as part of Virgin Radio relaunch". Time Inc. family members Alfie Martin (cousin). Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  3. ^ Matt Richardson (2013-01-24). "Hello. I'm Matt. | Matt Richardson". Mattrichardsoncomedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  4. ^ http://avalonuk.com/matt-richardson-announces-debut-edinburgh-festival-fringe-run-and-nationwide-tour-with-brand-new-stand-up-show-slash/
  5. ^ "Newsbeat - Matt Richardson replaces Olly Murs as Xtra Factor host". BBC. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  6. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Wilson, Jess (4 June 2014). "Male Xtra Factor presenter role axed - Caroline Flack still in the running for sole female presenter position".
  8. ^ "Panellists". Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  9. ^ https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/09/17/41258/comedians_who_are_head_of_the_heard
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/wchannel/status/907884071736315904
  11. ^ https://corporate.uktv.co.uk/news/article/christine-lampard-and-matt-richardson-return-celebrity-haunted-mansion-w-2018/
  12. ^ https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/09/17/41258/comedians_who_are_head_of_the_heard

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