Matt Edmondson

Matt Edmondson is a broadcaster, author and creator.

Having joined BBC Radio 1 in 2011, he currently hosts the weekend afternoon show, 1-4pm Fridays to Sundays, with Mollie King. 

His TV presenting roles have included “The Apprentice: Meet the Candidates” (BBC2), “Children in Need” (BBC1), “The Xtra Factor”, “Release the Hounds”, “Fake Reaction” (all ITV2) and “T4” (Channel 4). Matt’s on-air chemistry with radio partner Mollie King has seen them to cross over to in to television as a duo, co-hosting for ITV (This Morning) and E4 (Made In Chelsea Big Christmas Quiz).

Matt has also devised numerous games including the bestselling “Obama Llama” and “Rainbow Rage”. His latest game, “Ansagrams”, was a sell-out Christmas 2020 hit. 

His television production company (Accidentally on Purpose) has co-produced shows for BBC1, ITV2 and Comedy Central.

A keen magician himself, in 2017 Macmillan published Matt’s first book for children “The Greatest Magician in the World”. 

He is also in demand for brand work and has most recently been aligned with Natwest, Curry’s and Asmodee.

In 2020 Matt released his first song, “Your Car”, with vocals performed by Aymee Weir.

Radio1’s Weekend Afternoons