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Matthew Alan Johnson[1] (born 18 November 1982) is a Welsh television presenter and personality from Caerphilly, Wales, best known for presenting in the interactive "Hub" on ITV's This Morning between 2010 and 2013 and for co-hosting Channel 5's OK! TV.[2] He has also presented The National Lottery Draws and has been a reporter for Surprise Surprise.

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson 2013.jpg
Matt Johnson in 2013
Born (1982-11-18) 18 November 1982 (age 36)
OccupationTelevision presenter and personality
Notable credit(s)
This Morning
OK! TV
Surprise Surprise
FamilyPamela Undery and Gary Johnson (parents)

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CareerEdit

TelevisionEdit

Johnson joined ITV Wales in January 2009 presenting The Wales Show until December 2010.

In September 2010, Johnson joined the interactive "Hub" team on ITV's This Morning programme.[3] On 3 June and 28 October 2011, he guest co-presented the main This Morning show on ITV. Johnson left This Morning in 2013 and presented his final show on 30 August.

From 14 February to 16 August 2011 Johnson was co-presenter of Channel 5's OK! TV.[4] In 2012, Johnson appeared as a celebrity contestant on the Christmas edition of Take Me Out.[5] In August 2013, he was a contestant on an episode of Tipping Point: Lucky Stars[6] He appeared as a contestant on a celebrity episode of The Chase in December 2014.[7]

Johnson occasionally presented The National Lottery Draws on BBC One. He also co-presented Hwb, a programme for Welsh learners, on Welsh-language channel S4C. In 2015, he became a reporter for the ITV series Surprise Surprise. In October 2016, Johnson took part in Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live, presented by Christine Bleakley.[8]

In 2013, Johnson was a contestant on the ITV series Your Face Sounds Familiar, performing as different singers each week. Johnson finished as one of the runners-up to winner Natalie Anderson.

ActingEdit

In 2007, Johnson appeared on an episode of Gavin & Stacey playing Jose, Stacey's brother Jason's boyfriend.

AwardsEdit

In 2010, Johnson was voted Wales' Sexiest Man.

In 2015 Johnson was in the top 50 most in-demand charity ambassadors in the world,[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Johnson is an ambassador for the mental health charity Mind. In May 2017 he presented Matt Johnson: Iselder a Fi (Depression and Me) on S4C, a Welsh-language personal documentary about issues of mental health, especially among young men, including his own story of struggling with depression.[10]

He is an ambassador for the RSPCA animal charity.

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England and Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005". Ancestry.com, General Register Office.
  2. ^ Wales' 50 sexiest men 2009 Wales Online, 14 November 2009
  3. ^ Matt Johnson This Morning, ITV, 2 September 2010
  4. ^ Denise Van Outen to host Channel 5's OK! TV The Guardian, 3 February 2011
  5. ^ http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/s94hv/take-me-out--series-4---10-take-me-out-celebrity-christmas-special
  6. ^ http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cmssnt/tipping-point-lucky-stars--series-1---episode-10
  7. ^ http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/c89g8w/the-chase--series-4---15-the-chase-celebrity-special
  8. ^ http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/reality-tv/news/a812020/celebrity-haunted-hotel-jamelia-john-thomson/
  9. ^ http://m.thedrum.com/news/2015/12/09/kristen-bell-lena-dunham-and-kate-moss-most-demand-charity-ambassadors
  10. ^ S4C week of programmes praised by Mind for "shining a light" on mental health problems S4C Press, May 2017

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