Writer and broadcaster Rick Edwards is the co-host of the BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show.
Rick’s numerous entertainment credits as presenter include: eight series of BBC One’s smash hit daytime quiz !mpossible, three series of the cult hit Tool Academy for E4, the iconic Made in Chelsea End of Season shows and ITV2’s comedy roast show Safeword. He has also done extensive work in the factual space, fronting Sky History’s successful archaeology show River Hunters and Fatberg Autopsy for Channel 4, BBC Three’s live current affairs debate show Free Speech, Channel 4’s Paralympic Breakfast Show and the YouTube Originals show The Edge Of Science. Rick is host of NBC’s The Courtship, the Regency England style dating format, airing on Peacock and the USA Network.
He presented the award-winning podcast Science(ish) with Dr Michael Brooks and their new popular culture science offering Eureka! launched in Spring 2022.
Rick’s first book, None Of The Above, was published in the run up to the 2015 General Election by Simon & Schuster and focused on the basics of the political process in the UK. Alongside Dr Michael Brooks he is co-author of Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind The Movies (2017), a Sunday Times Book Of The Year, and Hollywood Wants To Kill You (2019) both published by Atlantic. He is also a screenwriter.
Rick began his career on the standup circuit after graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. Amongst his other interests are the environment, backgammon, football and cats.