My name is Chuck Thomas and I'm a writer and producer with over 15 years of experience, launching live TV and digital content for broadcasters, publishers and brands worldwide. I've helped launch various start up channels, gallery produced over 1,000 hours of live TV and created game shows and panel shows around the world.
Passionate about television, I am also a TV Critic for Talk Radio and BBC Sussex, and host my own comedy podcast about TV.
In 2016, I joined News UK to write and produce 26 episodes of The Sun's weekly online celebrity game show, Having A Ball. Similar in style to Celebrity Juice, this led to a four week nationwide tour with Sun Bingo, culminating in a record breaking special at Blackpool Tower.
I also wrote and produced The Sun's online showbiz talk show pilot, Bizarre with Dan Wootton, plus various digital content for their brands such as The Times (Game Of Thrones panel show) and Virgin Radio (Shed Seven live in concert). I also wrote, produced and voiced The Sun's TV Magazine videos everyday for Amazon Echo, and also produced The Sun's alternative Queen's Speech with Gemma Collins for Facebook on Christmas Day.
Most recently, I helped 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, with celebrity guests from Peter Andre to Judge Rinder, our quiz app attracted over 200,000 downloads across 640 episodes.
I'm also currently a TV Critic for The Eamonn Holmes Show on Talk Radio, and BBC Sussex, and also host my own comedy podcast about TV.
I started my TV career in 1998 with the digital channel, Carlton Kids. I wrote and presented over 200 episodes of their breakfast show, Wakey Wakey (with guests such as Rod Hull and Emu), becoming Carlton TV's youngest ever producer, before joining Channel 5 to host Milkshake. I then moved into interactive TV, launching various start up channels on Sky, before joining Germany's leading Participation TV channel, 9 Live.
In 2005, I created, produced and co-hosted ITV's late night game show, Quizmania. As Fremantle's Head of Programming, I produced over 600 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 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, producing STV's late night game show, Win Cash Live, developing various shows for Spirit Digital Media and Channel 4, and producing Gala Bingo's daily game show.
I was also a news pundit for London Live, a film critic for My Channel on Sky (hosting over 100 episodes of Cine Shorts and On Screen) and presented my own late night panel show, The Buzz for Latest TV on Freeview.
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