Matt Edmondson

Matt Edmondson

Radio 1, Xtra Factor Presenter


Aside from his regular duties on the music station, Matt hosts The Xtra Factor, has quizzed candidates on The Apprentice: You're Fired!, and has added a comic take on showbiz, celebrities and music on programmes from 8 Out of 10 Cats to Britain's Got More Talent to Never Mind the Buzzcocks.


Matt Edmondson is a radio and TV presenter perhaps best known for his weekend show on Radio 1, co-hosting The Xtra Factor alongside Rylan Clark-Neal, as well as his regular appearances on a host of entertainment and music programmes.

After brief stints on CBBC and Channel 4’s Richard & Judy, Matt moved to music television covering the Isle of Wight festival for ITV, T in the Park for the BBC, and the MTV Europe awards. He also worked a a writer, producer and reporter on a variety of showbiz and entertainment shows and websites.

Matt joined Radio 1 presenting celebrity news on Fearne Cotton’s show before moving to take over Sara Cox’s Sunday show. He also co-hosted ITV’s coverage of the iTunes Festival with Fearne, joined the T4 presenting team, and expanded his Radio 1 remit to Saturdays. As well as interviewing an array of film and music superstars, Matt’s show has seen him date Carol Vorderman, encourage listeners to give pictures of him to their mothers for Mothers’ Day, and tracked down forgotten popstars of days gone by.

In addition to all of this, Matt has appeared on panel shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Celebrity Juice. He’s written, produced and presented TV OD, and has often appeared on The Apprentice: You're Fired!, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, Britain’s Got More Talent, and Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth.

A bright, likeable and entertaining host, Matt combines professionalism with energy and excellent comic timing.

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