The Wright Stuff

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The Wright Stuff
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Genre Chat show
Presented by Matthew Wright
Richard Madeley
Matt Barbet
Penny Smith
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Running time 115 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Anglia Television
Granada Television (2000–2008)
Princess Productions (2008–present)
Distributor ITV Studios
Shine Group
Original network Channel 5
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 11 September 2000 (2000-09-11) – present
Related shows Live with Gabby, The Vanessa Show

The Wright Stuff is a British television chat show, hosted by Matthew Wright, and airing on Channel 5 each weekday morning from 9:15 to 11:15am. The series characterises itself as "Britain's brightest daytime show", which "gives ordinary people the chance to talk and comment on everything such as news to the social, emotional and even sexual issues back at home", as well as featuring "showbiz stars and media commentators". The Wright Stuff has been nominated as "Best Daytime Programme" at both the Royal Television Society and the National Television Awards.[1]

The show first aired on 11 September 2000 and was created at Anglia Television who produced it for two years until their takeover by Granada. It is now produced by Princess Productions who also produced The Vanessa Show, Live With Gabby and Sing Date as well as Something For The Weekend, Sunday Brunch, Daily Brunch, It Pays To Watch and The TV Show from the same studio space.

Studio and production[edit]

The programme was launched from Anglia TV Studios in Norwich.[2] After the end of the contract with Granada,[2] the programme was later broadcast from MTV Studios in Camden, North London[3] before moving to Princess Production's studios on the third floor of Whiteley's Shopping Centre, Bayswater, London.

Main host and stand-ins[edit]

Matthew Wright has hosted the show since it began in 2000. When he goes on holiday or is ill, others fill in for him. Many of the regular panel members have hosted the show since its early stages such as James O'Brien, Janet Ellis, Kate Silverton, Henry Bonsu, Anne Diamond, Vanessa Feltz, Lowri Turner, Matt Allwright, Kaye Adams, Nihal Arthenayke, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Christopher Biggins and Andrew Castle. Occasionally new guest hosts are drafted in, Simon Hardeman, Jane Moore, Anneka Rice, Piers Morgan, Simon Mayo, Richard Bacon, Stephen Nolan, Coleen Nolan, Fiona Phillips, Donal MacIntyre and Penny Smith have hosted. Wright entered I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here in November 2013, leaving Richard Madeley to host the show for a month.[4] Madeley has continued to guest host regularly, most recently, in January 2017.