I am a writer, producer, director and broadcaster, with over 15 years of experience, producing live television, radio and digital content for broadcasters, publishers and brands worldwide. I have produced over 1,000 hours of live television and launched formats around the world.
In 2016, I joined News UK (News Corp) to write, produce and direct The Sun's weekly comedy game show, Having A Ball. Similar in style to Celebrity Juice, I produced four series (26 episodes), which led to a nationwide tour with Sun Bingo, culminating in a record breaking special at Blackpool Tower. I also wrote, produced and directed the daily spin-off, Quiz Night Live.
Following this, I wrote and produced The Sun's showbiz news pilot, Dan Wootton's Bizarre and the alternative queen's speech on Christmas Day with Gemma Collins. I also wrote and produced 60 daily videos for the Sun's TV Magazine on Amazon Echo and digital content for The Times, talkSPORT and Virgin Radio.
Most recently, I helped News UK launch their high profile, live game show app, Q LIVE. As executive producer, I wrote, produced and directed up to six live shows a day, seven days a week. Partnering with brands such as Mastercard and talkSPORT with guest hosts such as Ian Wright and Peter Andre. Our quiz app attracted over 200,000 downloads across 640 episodes.
I am also a TV Critic for talkRADIO, BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, and host my own comedy podcast on the TV industry.
In 1998, I started my career in children's TV with ITV's digital channel, Carlton Kids. I wrote and presented over 200 episodes of their breakfast show, Wakey Wakey. In 1999, I became their youngest ever producer, before hosting Milkshake on Channel 5. I later wrote, produced and presented by own comedy pilot for Channel 5, Who Wants To Be Silly On Air (executive produced by Timmy Mallett). In 2003, I moved into 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, where I 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.
After signing with the William Morris Agency 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 commentator for London Live's Not The One Show.