Matt Richardson

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Matt Richardson
Matt Richardson comedian 2015.jpg
Birth name Matthew Jeffrey Richardson
Born (1991-05-28) 28 May 1991 (age 26)
Didcot, England, United Kingdom
Medium Stand-up, television
Notable works and roles The Xtra Factor (2013)
Viral Tap (2014)
Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live (2016)
Website Website

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 in 2013. In 2016, Richardson became the drive time presenter on the digital radio station Virgin Radio UK.[2]

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]

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.[4] 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.[5] On 4 June, both Richardson and Flack announced that they would not return for The Xtra Factor for series 11.[6]

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.[7]

In 2016, Richardson became the drive time presenter on the digital radio station Virgin Radio UK.

In October 2016, Richardson co-presented Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live on the W channel, alongside Christine Bleakley 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 early 2018, Richardson will co-present Celebrity Haunted Mansion on UKTV's W channel with Christine Bleakley.[8] He will also present its spin-off show Celebrity Haunted Mansion: High Spirits.[9]

TV credits
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 Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live Co-presenter W With Christine Bleakley 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 Bleakley
Celebrity Haunted Mansion: High Spirits Presenter Spin-off show
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

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