Matthew Allwright

Matthew Allwright

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With credits including Rogue Traders, The Secret Tourist and Keeping Britain Safe, Matt is best known as a consumer champion and investigator of scams and ripoffs. He’s also hosted The One Show, The Code, and live events including the Royal Wedding and The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.


Matt Allwright fronts Watchdog having previously presented Rogue Traders, a two-man motorcycle mission to uncover the tricks of disreputable plumbers, electricians and builders. He presents a range of factual entertainment shows, many with a strong emphasis on consumer affairs.

Matt joined Watchdog as a producer and quickly moved in front of camera. As well as hosting Weekend Watchdog, he also won recognition for some memorable location stories. He has also presented Scambusters, an investigation into the art of the con-artist; and Brassed Off Britain, offering the public a unique opportunity to have their say on the country's worst customer service. Fat Nation tackled the growing obesity problem facing Britain.

Other presenting credits include The One Show, Holiday, Value For Money and The Big Dinner. He co-hosted the Tomorrow's World special on terrorism, was part of the BBC team covering the Royal Wedding in 2011, reported for The Heaven & Earth Show and appeared alongside Sir David Attenborough in a BBC documentary on climate change.

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