22 March 1972
|Occupation||Television presenter, radio DJ|
Robin Banks (real name Christian Richardson) (born 22 March 1972) is a TV presenter and radio DJ originally from Kilkenny, Ireland. He is not to be confused with the former Radio North Sea International DJ and engineer Robin Banks, real name Robin Adcroft.
He is the narrator in the British/European version of the popular Discovery Channel show MythBusters, from season 2 to the present day. He has worked as a reporter for the Bravo television show Bravado. He has also presented shows for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky1 Living, on London's Kiss 100 and has reportedly presented several guest shows on Galaxy FM. He has previously had radio shows on Radio Nova, Atlantic 252, Virgin Radio, Beat 106 and Xfm.
On 1 September 2008, Banks appeared on Dragons' Den, under his real name, to pitch for investment in The Tiny Box Company that he helped set up. He and his business partner Rachel Watkyn secured an investment of £60,000 (more than they asked for) from Dragons Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones.
On 7 March 2009, Robin Banks made a post on Discovery Channel UK forums revealing that he will shortly return as the series narrator for MythBusters. He mentioned that it would not be possible without fans supporting him, thus wanting him back. He has narrated MythBusters for 6 series in the UK, Europe and Asia.
From March 2010 he also narrates Dirty Jobs for Discovery Channel. Banks presented the weekday evening show for Orion Media's network of West Midlands stations (BRMB, Beacon, Mercia and Wyvern). He left the company in July 2011.
Between November 2012 and October 2013 he was the Programme Director at Star Radio North East. He has moved onto new projects after fulfilling his brief to revamp the station and improve its audience figures.
Banks is presently working with HiFM in the Sultanate of Oman, including presenting the weekday breakfast show.
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