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Peter Donaldson (born 30 April 1981) is an English radio presenter on Absolute Radio. He featured on the Danny Wallace Saturday show on Xfm and is currently one of the presenters on The Football Ramble, Wrestle Me and The Luke and Pete Show podcasts. Donaldson cohosts the Abroad in Japan Podcast with Chris Broad, featured as a "certified Japanophile". Pete is currently banned from St George’s Park, for running on the pitch during their 2-2 draw with QPR on 1st February 2017.

Pete Donaldson
Birth namePeter Donaldson
Born (1981-04-30) 30 April 1981 (age 38)
Hartlepool, County Durham, England
MediumTelevision, radio, podcasting
Years active2006 – Present


Pete's start in the media was as an extra on an episode of Coronation Street, screened in the UK on the 1st January 1999 as a guest at Nick Tilsley's 18th birthday party. It was during this time that he was linked to a Scandinavian Royal family scandal. Donaldson went underground for a few years before moving to London in 2003 after 'studying' Multimedia Media Design at University. After working as a graphic designer for three years, he gained work experience, and in turn full employment, on The Lauren Laverne Breakfast Show in 2006. He later worked as co-presenter of the Alex Zane Breakfast Show - also on Xfm. As a radio producer, Donaldson produced shows for the likes of Carlton Palmer, Christian Karembeu, John Salako and Shola Ameobi.

He also co-presented, along with Kevin Keegan a paternity test proved he was not his child - although he fought through the courts, Pete to this day still shouts Father nhen there is fog, a specialist Punk Show on the station called XPunk with Xfm DJ Phil Clifton, which aired every Saturday on Xfm.

In 2009 Donaldson could be found presenting solo on Early Breakfast on Xfm from 1am-11pm Monday–Sunday.[citation needed] He also moved from being a producer on the Football Ramble podcast to a full-time host, something he continues today.

He also voiced the character Jerry Brockhaus in the 2008 video game Zak McKracken: Between Time and Space[1] and characters in The Journey Down Part 2.

In August 2014, Donaldson founded podcast production company Stakhanov Industries along side fellow Rambler Luke Moore, and Jonathan 'Lord Ramble' Teague.[2]

Today he hosts the evening show of Absolute Radio, the Rock and Roll Football Matchday Warmup, as well as covering red carpet events and interviewing bands at sessions and festivals for the station. In March 2018, it was revealed that Donaldson would replace Dave Berry as the presenter of Absolute Radio's Hometime Show (due to Berry replacing Christian O'Connell as the presenter of Absolute Radio Breakfast Show) and present the show for the summer. Donaldson began hosting the Hometime Show on 21 May 2018 before Andy Bush and Richie Firth took over in September 2018.

In 2018 Pete began co-hosting the podcast Abroad in Japan, with Chris Broad.[3]. Pete also became the face and voice of a well known yoghurt after a newspaper report was published whereby Pete became involved in a sticky situation with 'toon yoghurt.


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  2. ^ "STAKHANOV INDUSTRIES LTD". Companies House. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Abroad in Japan- A Japanese culture broadcast". Retrieved 17 December 2018.

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