Matt Edmondson

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BornMatt Edmondson_header_cell_0_1_0 Matthew Edmondson
(1985-12-27) 27 December 1985 (age 34)

Portsmouth, Hampshire, EnglandMatt Edmondson_cell_0_1_1

NationalityMatt Edmondson_header_cell_0_2_0 BritishMatt Edmondson_cell_0_2_1
OccupationMatt Edmondson_header_cell_0_3_0 Television and radio presenterMatt Edmondson_cell_0_3_1
EmployerMatt Edmondson_header_cell_0_4_0 BBC, ITVMatt Edmondson_cell_0_4_1
TelevisionMatt Edmondson_header_cell_0_5_0 Fake Reaction

The Xtra Factor Live Release the HoundsMatt Edmondson_cell_0_5_1

Spouse(s)Matt Edmondson_header_cell_0_6_0 Bryony Emmett (m. 2013)Matt Edmondson_cell_0_6_1
ChildrenMatt Edmondson_header_cell_0_7_0 1Matt Edmondson_cell_0_7_1
RelativesMatt Edmondson_header_cell_0_8_0 Kate Arnell (sister)Matt Edmondson_cell_0_8_1
WebsiteMatt Edmondson_header_cell_0_9_0 Matt Edmondson_cell_0_9_1

Matthew Edmondson (born 27 December 1985) is a British television and Sony Award-nominated radio presenter, best known for his work with BBC Radio 1 and ITV2. Matt Edmondson_sentence_0

Edmondson currently presents the weekend breakfast show Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 10 am with Mollie King. Matt Edmondson_sentence_1

In 2016, he co-presented The Xtra Factor alongside Rylan Clark-Neal on ITV2. Matt Edmondson_sentence_2

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Edmondson was a CBBC continuity presenter from 2004 to 2006, prior to which, in 2002, he was a roving reporter for Channel 4's Richard & Judy. Matt Edmondson_sentence_3

Edmondson co-presented the 2008 coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival for ITV2. Matt Edmondson_sentence_4

He also provided links and commentary for the MTV coverage of the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. Matt Edmondson_sentence_5

He presented reports from T in the Park 2009 for BBC One Scotland, BBC Two Scotland and BBC Three. Matt Edmondson_sentence_6

Edmondson also provided voiceovers for 4Music and presented Channel 4's Freshly Squeezed from 2010 until 2011. Matt Edmondson_sentence_7

In May 2010, Edmondson presented highlights from The Great Escape Festival and the Topman CTRL Student Tour on Channel 4. Matt Edmondson_sentence_8

On 27 June 2016, it was announced that Edmondson would co-host The Xtra Factor Live alongside Rylan Clark-Neal on ITV2. Matt Edmondson_sentence_9

The series began on 27 August 2016 and was broadcast live from The Hospital Club. Matt Edmondson_sentence_10

The show was axed in January 2017. Matt Edmondson_sentence_11

Edmondson narrated the third series of Impractical Jokers UK on Channel 5 and Comedy Central in 2016. Matt Edmondson_sentence_12

In 2017, Edmondson took part in the BBC's Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief. Matt Edmondson_sentence_13

He presents the ITV2 dating series Dress to Impress. Matt Edmondson_sentence_14

From 2017, Edmondson replaced Reggie Yates as the presenter of Release the Hounds on ITV2. Matt Edmondson_sentence_15

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On 8 January 2010, Edmondson joined BBC Radio 1, and appeared every Friday on Fearne Cotton's show to report on entertainment news and showbiz gossip. Matt Edmondson_sentence_16

His first appearance on Cotton's programme was on 15 January 2010. Matt Edmondson_sentence_17

Edmondson began presenting the Sunday 10 am to 1 pm slot on BBC Radio 1 on 14 March 2010, filling in for regular presenter Sara Cox while she was on maternity leave. Matt Edmondson_sentence_18

Edmondson started a weekly show on BBC Radio 1 on 6 April 2011 replacing Huw Stephens from 9 pm to 10 pm on Wednesdays. Matt Edmondson_sentence_19

However, on 19 December 2012, he presented his last Wednesday night show before moving to weekends in January 2013, taking over Vernon Kay's Saturday 10 am – 1 pm slot and Sara Cox's Sunday 10 am – 1 pm slot. Matt Edmondson_sentence_20

On 10 April 2018, it was announced that Edmondson and Mollie King would co-present a new afternoon show for BBC Radio 1 beginning in June on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Matt Edmondson_sentence_21

In 2018, Edmondson hosted a BBC radio podcast programme in which he and his co-host deliberately vandalised Wikipedia to see how long the vandalism would last. Matt Edmondson_sentence_22

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Edmondson was a columnist for The X Factor magazine. Matt Edmondson_sentence_23

He appeared in the music video for the song "Make Peace Not War" by British grime artist Skepta. Matt Edmondson_sentence_24

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Edmondson is originally from Portsmouth and attended St Edmund's Catholic School and Havant College. Matt Edmondson_sentence_25

He now lives in Greenwich, London. Matt Edmondson_sentence_26

His elder sister Kate Arnell is also a television presenter. Matt Edmondson_sentence_27

In May 2012, Edmondson became engaged to his long-term girlfriend Bryony Emmett, and the pair married in 2013. Matt Edmondson_sentence_28

In September 2016, Edmondson missed an episode of The Xtra Factor Live. Matt Edmondson_sentence_29

During the show, it was announced that Bryony had gone into labour, and at the end of the show it was announced that she had given birth to a baby girl. Matt Edmondson_sentence_30

In 2020, Edmondson revealed in his Twitter thread that his father took his own life when he was 22. Matt Edmondson_sentence_31

He was an alcoholic and had a bipolar disorder. Matt Edmondson_sentence_32

Edmondson wrote a song about it with the vocals of Aymee Weir. Matt Edmondson_sentence_33

The song is "Your Car". Matt Edmondson_sentence_34


Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt Edmondson.