Michael Gibson (TV presenter)

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Michael Gibson
Nationality British
Born (1980-10-29) 29 October 1980 (age 36)
Blackburn, Lancashire, England
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Michael Gibson (born 29 October 1980 in Blackburn, Lancashire) is a TV presenter and documentary director. He presented the MTV Select television program which aired weekday afternoons on MTV across Europe.


Early career[edit]

After spending some time working as a runner at Talkback Thames, Gibson was hired by MTV to work as a presenter and began presenting MTV Select in the UK and Europe in 2006. He then went on to work as a researcher at Betty TV, working on Freaky Eaters. He worked as a freelance editor, working with big corporate clients like Belvedere Vodka and Nokia. He left London and started teaching media for a few years, then setting up a business renting out a video guestbook for special events in 2011. He now works at the BBC and just finished on series 12 of Dragons' Den.

Personal life[edit]

Gibson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 18. It is rare for someone to be diagnosed with Parkinson's at such a young age. Michael lived in denial about his condition for six years. He then pitched a documentary proposal to Channel 4 who commissioned him to make a documentary following Michael's journey with Parkinson's. All shook up: Parkinson's at 25 aired on Channel 4 in 2006.