Pekka Heino (television presenter)

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Pekka Heino
Pekka Heino och Erik Kristensen.JPG
Pekka Heino at the premiere of Hamilton - In the Interest of the Nation, January 2012.
Born (1961-07-17) July 17, 1961 (age 55)
Turku, Finland
Nationality Finnish/Swedish
Occupation Continuity announcer and television host

Pekka Heino (born July 17, 1961) is a television host and presenter from Turku (Åbo). He is a Sweden Finn. Heino introduces television programmes as a continuity announcer on the Swedish channel SVT, where he has been working on and off since 1985.[1][2] He has also hosted a number of Swedish television shows, including the popular SVT quiz show Röda tråden,[3] and has commentated on the Eurovision Song Contest several years for Sweden.[4][5][6] During the summer of 2010, Heino hosted the morning show Gomorron Sverige on SVT.[2] It was announced in December 2010 that Heino would host the SVT programme Gokväll together with Inger Ljung.[2][7]

Heino is openly gay.[8]


  1. ^ Det här visste du inte om Pekka Heino (in Swedish), Sveriges Television, accessed 2010-05-28
  2. ^ a b c "Heino och Ljung leder Go'kväll". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). December 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Läsarna väljer "På spåret"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). January 6, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Bland blåbär och fullblodsproffs". Helsingborgs Dagblad (in Swedish). May 18, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Swede triumphs in Eurovision". The Local. May 22, 2005. 
  6. ^ "Pekka Heino rasar mot Luuk". Expressen (in Swedish). May 13, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Pekka Heino tar över "Gokväll"". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). December 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Homosexuella kan få adoptera". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). January 31, 2001.