Richardson at Glastonbury Festival 2015
|Birth name||Matthew Jeffrey Richardson|
28 May 1991 |
Didcot, England, United Kingdom
|Notable works and roles||The Xtra Factor (2013)
Viral Tap (2014)
Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live (2016)
Matthew Jeffrey "Matt" Richardson (born 28 May 1991) 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.
Richardson grew up in the South Oxfordshire town of Didcot and has performed at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in the town on several occasions.
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.
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.
Television and radio
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. 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. On 4 June, both Richardson and Flack announced that they would not return for The Xtra Factor for series 11.
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.
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. He will also present its spin-off show Celebrity Haunted Mansion: High Spirits.
- TV credits
|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
- Sweat the Small Stuff (11 June, 15 October 2013)
- Big Brother's Bit on the Side (25 June 2013, 26 August 2013, 2015 (as semi-regular panelist))
- Sunday Brunch (6 October 2013)
- Never Mind the Buzzcocks (14 October 2013)
- Celebrity Juice (24 October 2013)
- Fake Reaction (27 February 2014)
- Big Brother's Bit on the Side (4 September 2014)
- The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night (24 October 2014)
- Drunk History (23 March 2016)
- Up Late with Rylan (25 May 2016)
- It's Not Me, It's You (7 & 29 July 2016)
- Len Goodman's Partners in Rhyme (19 August 2017)
|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|
- Matt Richardson. "Matt Richardson - Info". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
- 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.
- Matt Richardson (2013-01-24). "Hello. I'm Matt. | Matt Richardson". Mattrichardsoncomedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
- "Newsbeat - Matt Richardson replaces Olly Murs as Xtra Factor host". BBC. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
- Wilson, Jess (4 June 2014). "Male Xtra Factor presenter role axed - Caroline Flack still in the running for sole female presenter position".
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