I am a writer, producer and broadcaster, with over 15 years of experience, producing live television and digital content for major broadcasters, publishers and brands worldwide. I've produced over 1,000 hours of live television and created game shows around the world.
Passionate about TV and radio, I'm also a TV Critic for Talk Radio, BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, and host my own comedy podcast about the TV industry on Spotify, iTunes and Soundcloud.
In 2016, I joined News UK to write, produce and direct The Sun's weekly celebrity game show, Having A Ball. Similar in style to Celebrity Juice, I produced four series (26 episodes), which led to a nationwide tour sponsored by Sun Bingo, culminating in a record breaking special at Blackpool Tower. I also produced and directed a live nightly spin-off game show, Quiz Night Live.
Following this, I wrote, produced and directed The Sun's showbiz news pilot, Dan Wootton's Bizarre. I also produced a variety of digital content for News UK brands including a Game Of Thrones talk show for The Times and a Shed Seven gig for Virgin Radio.
I wrote and produced daily videos for The Sun's TV Magazine on Amazon Echo, and The Sun's Alternative Queen's Speech with Gemma Collins on Facebook.
Most recently, I helped News UK launch their high profile, live game show app, Q LIVE. As executive producer, I produced and directed up to six live shows a day, seven days a week. Partnering with brands such as Mastercard and Talk Sport, and booking guests such as Peter Andre to Judge Rinder, our quiz app attracted over 200,000 downloads across 640 episodes.
I'm currently a TV Critic for The Eamonn Holmes Show on Talk Radio, BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, and also host my own comedy podcast about the TV industry.
In 1998, I started my career in children's TV with ITV's digital channel, Carlton Kids. I wrote and presented 200 episodes of their breakfast show, Wakey Wakey (and did the last ever interview with Rod Hull and Emu). In 1999, I became their youngest ever producer, before hosting Milkshake on Channel 5. I later wrote and presented by own comedy pilot for Channel 5, Who Wants To Be Silly On Air (produced by Timmy Mallett). In 2003, I moved into a new genre, interactive TV, working on various game show channels on Sky, before joining Germany's leading Participation TV channel, 9 Live.
In 2005, I joined Fremantle, and created, produced and co-hosted ITV's hugely successful interactive game show, Quizmania. As Head of Programming, I produced over 600 live episodes of Quizmania, before launching subsequent versions in Poland, Colombia and Australia (with further sales in France, Portugal and China). Following the success of Quizmania (£30 million worldwide), I was named Broadcast Hot Shot by Broadcast Magazine.
In 2007, I moved to the US, to produce Shine's daily live quiz show, My Games Fever on FOX, before rejoining Fremantle North America as executive producer. In 2009, I created and produced the interactive game show pilot, Pop Monkey for VH1, before co-founding Pop Monkey Productions, developing and distributing game show formats worldwide.
In 2012, I returned to the UK to work with Loaded Magazine on the launch on Loaded TV on Sky. Other projects included developing Sing Date for Sky Living (40 episodes), producing STV's daily interactive game show, Win Cash Live, developing various shows for Spirit Media and Channel 4, and producing branded digital content for Gala Bingo.
On screen, I was also a film critic for Sky's My Channel (presenting over 100 episodes of My Cine Shorts and On Screen) and hosted my own late night weekly talk show, The Buzz for Latest TV on Freeview. I was also a regular media commentator on London Live's Not The One Show.
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