Adrian Chiles

Posted on 2 July 2019

Adrian Chiles is one of television’s most versatile presenters.

Between 2010 and 2015 Adrian fronted ITV’s football coverage, including the Champions League, Euros, two World Cups and England internationals. During this time he also presented three series of his successful That Sunday Night Show, also for ITV1. His BBC2 documentary series entitled My Mediterranean With Adrian Chiles aired in January 2016.

Adrian co-presented Daybreak with his long-time on-screen partner Christine Bleakley in 2010 and 2011. He launched The One Show (BBC One), Match of the Day 2 (BBC Two), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two) and Working Lunch (BBC Two), and also presented several one-off documentaries and documentary series for the BBC including: Panorama (BBC1), Asian Millionaires (BBC Two), Working in the Dark (BBC One), So What Do You Do All Day? (BBC Two), It Beats Working (BBC One), Royal Millions (BBC One), and What Ron Said (BBC One). In 2016 Adrian hosted a two-part documentary series for BBC Two entitled My Mediterranean with Adrian Chiles, exploring the various religious festivals and customs in the region.

As a radio presenter Adrian currently hosts 5 Live Daily on Monday and Tuesdays. He has previously presented the Friday edition of 5 Live’s drivetime show, Financial World Tonight (BBC Radio 4), Wake up to Money (BBC Radio 5 Live), and 6-0-6 (BBC Radio 5 Live). His radio show, Chiles on Saturday (BBC Radio 5 Live) won a Sony Radio Academy Gold Award in 2002.

“A brilliant broadcaster, wry, witty, with an affable gruffness” The Daily Telegraph

Alex Horne

Posted on 29 June 2019

Award-winning comedian Alex Horne is the creator and co-host of the Dave TV show Taskmaster which returns for its eighth series in 2019. Since it’s inception, the show has been nominated in numerous categories in the Virgin TV BAFTA Awards, International Emmy Awards, Royal Television Society Awards and Broadcast Awards for which it won Best Entertainment Show in 2018. In a corporate setting, Alex is a fantastic choice as an awards host or to perform after-dinner cabaret comedy. His material is light on controversy and swearing and heavy on clever wordplay and gloriously silly games with the audience.

Alex is also known for hosting iTunes chart-topping and Chortle Award-nominated podcast Alex Horne Breaks the News (Dave). He is the creator and frontman of The Horne Section, a five-piece band of multitalented musicians who put a stupidly unique twist to musical comedy. Their show Alex Horne Presents: The Horne Section played to sold-out audiences for five consecutive years at the Edinburgh Fringe, which led them to continue it for three series as a BBC Radio 4 show. The band has made several appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and is the only band ever to host Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2). They made their own Christmas mini-special for Sky Arts in 2015 titled A Horne Section Christmas and their one-off special, The Horne Section Television Programme was aired by Dave in 2018.

Alex’s numerous TV appearances include two series as co-host of We Need Answers (BBC4), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), The Matt Lucas Awards (BBC1), Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums (Dave), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1), Celebrity Chase(ITV), John Bishop’s Christmas Show (BBC1), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and The Games That Time Forgot, a documentary written and presented by Alex for BBC4.

Alex is an Edinburgh Fringe veteran, taking nine solo shows to the festival. He earned a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in 2014 for his solo show Monsieur Butterfly, and a Perrier Newcomer Award nomination for his first show Making Fish Laugh in 2003. He has released two books with Virgin Publishing based on his critically-acclaimed Edinburgh shows Birdwatchingwatching in 2009 and Wordwatching in 2010.

“Alex was absolutely brilliant. He was really perfect for the event and such a nice guy”  Job Crowd Awards

Andrew Collins

Posted on 27 June 2019

Andrew Collins is an award-winning scriptwriter, journalist and broadcaster. His weekly review of TV for The Guardian Online – Telly Addict – is extremely popular and has reinforced Andrew’s status as a highly-regarded authority in the TV industry. He also regularly chairs screenings and Q&As throughout the year, including at the Peaky Blinders premiere and the release of Black Mirror, as well as making regular appearances at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. In March 2015, he began hosting Saturday Night at the Movies for Classic FM.

Andrew has acted as Script Consultant for film and TV, including on the hotly anticipated sequel to the smash hit, record-breaking film The Inbetweeners. Andrew also acted as script editor on series two of Badults (BBC Three), having previously worked on a successful series one. He also worked on the second series of Drifters (E4).

Andrew is the creator and sole writer of Mr Blue Sky (BBC Radio 4), which was described by The Observer as “a lovely series that got better as it went along” and The Daily Telegraph said, “Funny? Well, yes. Andrew Collins understands people.

His first sitcom, Grass, written with star Simon Day, aired on BBC2 in 2003, and he co-originated and co-wrote series 1 of hit BBC sitcom Not Going Out with Lee Mack, through which he won the Breakthrough Award at the Royal Television Society Awards and the Rose D’Or for Best Sitcom.

He began his journalistic career at the NME, going on to edit Q Magazine and Empire. Moving to radio on the original BBC Radio Five, he was nominated for a Writers’ Guild Award for his first series with Stuart Maconie, Fantastic Voyage. He won a Sony Gold for Collins & Maconie’s Hit Parade (BBC Radio 1) and went on to co-present Collins & Maconie’s Movie Club (ITV).

Andrew was one of the first scriptwriters on Family Affairs (Channel Five), following which he moved to EastEnders (BBC One) where he was a regular writer for three years. He hosted BBC Radio 4’s weekly film programme Back Row and presented a daily show, Teatime (BBC 6Music) between its launch in 2002 and 2005, and a weekend show until 2007; he still appears regularly on the network.

He fronted topical comedy The Day The Music Died (BBC Radio 2) for six series and panel game Banter (BBC Radio 4) for three. He has also presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4, including Send In The Clones,Shots From The Hip, The G-Word, 3D In Perspective and Oscar Sings.

He also co-wrote and performed Lloyd Cole Knew My Father on stage in Edinburgh, Belfast and London, and for Radio 2. In 2010, as well as a number of sell-out live shows with Richard Herring, Andrew performed solo at the Edinburgh Fringe with Secret Dancing, a sell-out which later became a DVD.

In addition to a trilogy of bestselling humorous memoirs, Where Did It All Go Right?, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now and That’s Me In The Corner, Andrew is the author of Still Suitable For Miners, the official biography of Billy Bragg, and the official story of Friends Reunited.

Over the years, Andrew has built up a particularly stellar portfolio of interviewees. As a music writer and editor for NME and Q magazine he interviewed Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Blur and Bob Geldof. At Empire magazine, he spoke to Robert Duvall, John Cleese, Samuel L Jackson and the late Robin Williams. Over 15 years as Film Editor at Radio Times, he’s interviewed Steve Coogan, John Peel and the casts of Star Wars, Cold Feet and Peaky Blinders. On BBC radio and Classic FM, he’s interviewed Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, David Lynch, Kevin Costner, Matt Damon, Sir Michael Caine, Woody Allen and Spinal Tap. A regular deputy of Mark Kermode on the BBC News Film Review, Andrew’s film knowledge has seen him host packed live events such as screening and Q&As at the BFI and BAFTA, Edinburgh TV Festival and the Guardian, quizzing such heavyweights as Kiefer Sutherland, Terry Gilliam, Michael Moore, Simon Pegg and Christopher Guest, as well as the cast of Spaced, Doctor Who show runner Steven Moffat, magician Dynamo and the makers of Lost. Comfortable around talent at all levels, Andrew puts his subjects at ease and uses humour and a deep knowledge of film, comedy, TV and music to provide an entertaining forum for both subject and audience.

Visit Andrew’s website at: wherediditallgorightblog.wordpress.com

Follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewCollins

“It was a long day and Andrew did a sterling job. The Awards show was packed and he handled the crowd superbly.” Promax Europe Awards Ceremony

“His interjection between scores was a big part of the show. Narrating the night, sliding in his opinion and the historical facts of each piece of music; he was refreshing and humorous. He’s the perfect host, and perfect side order to all the wonderful sound that the orchestra served up.” From Hollywood With Love Concert, Opera North

Chris Ramsey

Posted on 18 June 2019

Chris is one of the most exciting comedy acts today. With two series of The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central UK) firmly under his belt, his high-energy delivery, hugely engaging manner and off-the-cuff style have cemented him a place as regular face on entertainment shows such as Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3) and Virtually Famous (E4). As well as these, Chris has hosted Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and appeared on Drunk History (Comedy Central), Celebrity Squares (ITV) Benchmark (C4) & Time Crashers (C4). Chris has also starred in two series of the popular BBC Two sitcom Hebburn.

As a stand-up he is in demand on television with appearances on Live at The Apollo (BBC), The John Bishop Show (BBC), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and most recently The Royal Variety Performance (ITV).

Following sell-out runs of his last four UK tours The Most Dangerous Man on Sat Morning Television, Feeling Lucky and the critically acclaimed 2011 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award-Nominated show Offermation and All Growed Up, Chris is currently touring the UK with his brand new 106 date stand-up tour Chris Ramsey Live 2018: The Just Happy To Get Out of the House Tour, which encompasses some of the greatest life advice ever to be recorded in the history of the world (hopefully), as Chris sets out the rules of modern existence for his infant son.

“Just wanted to say that Chris was absolutely fantastic last night. His set was spot on and he did a brilliant job hosting the awards part with Honest John. I couldn’t have asked for better – he was worth every penny. Thoroughly nice chap as well. I did say a big thank you to him, but wanted to let you know how delighted I was as well.” Honest John Awards

“Chris was great last week! He went down a storm with the client and all of the guests! Both Chris and Rhys are lovely guys and they were happy to stick around for a while after wards for photos and chatting to the guests, which is really appreciated.” Vodafone Annual Business Update

“I LOVE HIM!!!! He went down amazingly well, he tailored his act to the crowd and they loved it!” EMAP, Retail Week Rising Star Awards

 

David Baddiel

Posted on 15 June 2019

David Dickinson

Posted on 14 June 2019

David Dickinson first came into the public eye when presenting Bargain Hunt for BBC1. His unique style, screen persona and irrepressible enthusiasm have all combined to make him a beloved national treasure. His ITV series, Dickinson’s Real Deal continually outperforms any other programme in the same slot and is now in its 12th series.

Since presenting Bargain Hunt, David has also been seen on numerous other shows including Best British Sitcoms, which saw David championing Only Fools and Horses and which took up first position in a public vote, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV1), The Chase (ITV1), Big Star’s Little Star (ITV1), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), All Star Mr & Mrs (ITV), All Star Family Fortunes (ITV), Celebrity Swap for Channel 5, The Impressionable Jon Culshaw (ITV), Holiday (BBC1), Night of a Thousand Faces (BBC1), On the Couch with Ruby Wax and Shooting Stars (BBC2). He appeared in the first series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1 and the fifth series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here for ITV.

David is the author of two books, The Antiques Buyer and Dickinson’s Bargain Hunters Handbook, and he has released a DVD entitled David Dickinson Cheap as Chips. He has also written a weekly column in the magazine Real People and has published a best-selling autobiography, The Duke.

Georgie Ainslie

Posted on 3 June 2019

In 2014 Georgie was announced as the new host of BBC Radio 5Live’s hit show Fighting Talk alongside comedian Josh Widdicombe. 2013 was an exciting year for Georgie as she relocated to New York to join Regis Philbin on Fox Sport 1’s daily live show Crowd Goes Wild – an original sports and discussion show.

Prior to her move, Georgie spent 2012 travelling the globe presenting Sky Sports Formula 1 coverage for Sky Sports F1 HD. Hosting her own pre race weekend magazine show every Friday evening throughout the season, The F1 Show, presenting race coverage over race weekends and conducting weekly big name interviews for the channel.

Previously she presented on Sky Sports News, anchoring the flagship programmes Afternoon Report and Evening Update from 3-7pm Tuesday to Friday.

Georgie was also a regular panelist alongside Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp and John Bishop on Sky 1’s A League of Their Own presented by James Corden. A mixture of sports and comedy the show is in its seventh series and Georgie still contributes where her schedule allows.

Her other roles with Sky Sports have seen Georgie host the A1 Grand Prix motor racing series, US Open tennis, Speedway World Cup and other live outside broadcasts including The Goodwood Festival of Speed, Superset Tennis and the Race of Champions at Wembley. Georgie also voices Sky Sport’s Premier League Years series now in its 14th season.

Georgie is a regular contributor on a variety of current affairs and discussion shows including Dermot O Leary’s Radio 2 programme, Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff and ITV’s This Morning.

Away from television, Georgie co-wrote her first novel The Twitter Diaries with Imogen Lloyd Webber in May 2011. The book went on to become a best seller on Amazon.

After graduating from Leeds University with a 2:1 in Broadcast Journalism, Georgie worked as a runner at GMTV before becoming a researcher on Entertainment Today. A chance opportunity to front a web broadcast from the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 led to a screen test at Sky Sports and the rest, as they say, is history.

Visit Georgie’s website at officiallygt.com

Follow Georgie on Twitter: @OfficiallyGT

“Georgie was amazing and made a tough task look effortless. The event was a huge success and I cannot imagine it without her. It was a long weekend with lots of component parts, Georgie really delivered for us and I think everyone could see she was totally invested in making the whole experienced polished to perfection and great fun.” The Epson Corporate Football World Cup

“Thank you for all your help and support with Georgie and in making Tuesday the success that it was.  Georgie was absolutely fantastic and a real inspiration.” Women Ahead

“Please pass on my thanks to Georgie for a fantastic job… We’ve had great feedback from sponsors and guests about the event as a whole and Georgie in particular. She managed to hit just the right tone of delivery for us and we’re really grateful for what she brought to the day… She was so easy to work with and the kind of calm, collected presence that we always hope for from our host on what is always a rather stressful day for our small team!”  Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards

 

Iain Stirling

Posted on 30 May 2019

BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is best known as the brilliantly funny voice of the hit reality show Love Island (ITV2), which is now in its fourth series. Following his success on Love Island, he took on the role of host for ITV2’s new physical comedy entertainment show, CelebAbility (now in its second series) adding to an extensive list of television credits including, The Jonathan Ross Show, Saturday Kitchen (BBC One), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, The Chris Ramsey Show, Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Big Narstie Show (Channel 4), Unpsun with Matt Forde (DAVE) plus an array of panel shows, such as Celebrity Juice, Safe Word (ITV2) and Virtually Famous (E4).

Iain burst onto the comedy scene whilst studying for a Law degree at Edinburgh University, reaching the finals of both the Paramount Funniest Student competition (2009), and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year competition (2009) and has since performed six consecutive sold-out and critically-acclaimed shows, Happy To Be The Clown? (2012), Iain Stirling At Home (2013), Everything (2014), Touchy Feely (2015), Onwards! (2016), and U OK Hun? (2017) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A driving force behind the concept of comedy panel show The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Iain has co-written and hosted five series which saw him win 2018’s RTS Scotland’s On Screen Personality and 2017’s Children’s BAFTA Best Presenter Award (2017).

Iain has written for, developed and presented a number of other CBBC projects, including: Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic, 12 Again and All Over the Place. His love of football has led him to commentate for CBBC’s Red Button Coverage of the World Cup and he has also appeared on CBBC’s Match of the Day Kickabout, Hawksbee and Jacobs (talkSPORT) and Football Tonight (BT Sport) alongside Rio Ferdinand.

In May 2018 Iain announced the release of his first book Not Ready to Adult Yet which was published through HarperCollins on the 23rd August, along with a companion podcast of the same name. Not Ready to Adult Yet is packed full of hilarious life lessons from the voice of a generation and is Iain’s ill-informed guide to what life is really like for millennials, and how they can navigate it better

“I wanted to text to thank you and Iain. Friday was a huge success, I have received fabulous feedback about the whole show”Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards, 2000 pax

“We absolutely LOVED having Iain and have been giggling ever since!  Iain was fab… please pass on our warmest thanks.” First Light Awards

“The event was a huge success and Iain was great – so easy to get on with and hugely popular with the crowd. Hope to work with you again very soon. Thanks for all your help with setting up the event!” Tate Movie Project

 

Jayde Adams

Posted on 22 May 2019

Award-winning comedian and proud Bristolian Jayde Adams is an uncut gem; a force of nature; dangerous and unafraid; the future.. it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something.

Besides being nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Festival, making the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017 Jayde has recently appeared on our screens as a guest on Roast BattleLive At The Comedy Store, The Chris Ramsay Show (Comedy Central), 8 Out of 10 CatsDoes Countdown (Channel 4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit(Dave) and Russell Brand’s Stand Off for Comic Relief (BBC).

Her acting credits in Russell Howard’s A Gert Lush Christmas (BBC2), A Spencer Jones Christmas (Sky Arts), and Borderline (Channel 5) alongside Kerry Howard. Jayde had a guest role in Sky One’s series Sick Note, starring Nick Frost and Rupert Grint, and she has a guest role in BBC One / Amazon’s hugely anticipated new series Good Omens alongside David Tennant and Michael Sheen – which will air in 2019. Jayde appeared in David Earl’s Sky Comedy Summer Short Giddy Up Gunty alongside David and Joe Wilkinson.

Jayde has hosted a TV pilot for Comedy Central, Say Whaaat?, with the Impractical Jokers, and wrote and starred in Bloody Tracy, her own Sky Halloween Comedy Short, with Guilty Party Pictures. Jayde also wrote and starred in her own BBC 3 Top Ten short Affordable Meats, produced by Me & You Productions (Emmy-award winning producers of Hoff The Record).

2019 will see Jayde host Amusical for Comedy Central bringing the cult live musical show to the screen for the very first time, as well as a brand new podcast with Scott Mills for BBC Sounds in the lead up to Eurovision.

As a live Act, Jayde is in-demand having performed the main comedy arena at Latitude and MC’s regularly for Knock2Bag and BBC Studios, as well as co-hosting the popular monthly night Amusical with Kiri Pritchard Maclean and Dave Cribbs. She is also the face of Sun Bingo as seen in the popular adverts directed by Jack Clough, who most recently directed the BAFTA-winning comedy series People Just Do Nothing – with the catchphrase #AreYouGonnaBingo.

It’s hard to believe that she started out life as a fishmonger in Asda, and had no idea that she was any good at anything.

 

The (Scottish) Sun’s Best Female Comedian Winner 2017

The (Scottish) Sun’s Best Show of Edinburgh Fringe Winner 2017

The Barry Awards (UK) aka Comedians Choice Best Performer Nominee 2017

lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2016

Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2017

Funny Women Award Winner 2014

 

Website: www.jaydeadams.com       Facebook: jaydeadamscomedy      Twitter: @jaydeadams

 

What the press has said about Jayde Adams:

‘IF THIS DOESN’T SECURE HER HER OWN TELEVISION SHOW OR A RUN IN THE WEST END, THEN I’M NOT SURE WHAT ELSE CAN.’

★★★★★ iTalkTelly

‘THERE’S LITTLE DOUBT THAT ADAMS’ IS ANYTHING BUT STARDOM BOUND.’ Evening Standard

‘SHE’S A STAR.’ Guardian

‘A NATURALLY COMICAL STORYTELLER AND A DIVA IN SONG. SHE’S HILARIOUS.” Alice Jones, I Paper

‘A POISED PERFORMER WITH A WEALTH OF POTENTIAL. THE DIVINE MS JAYDE IS ANYTHING BUT JADED.’ Chortle

Josh Weller

Posted on 14 May 2019