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Matt Johnson (TV presenter)

Matt Johnson
Born (1982-11-18) 18 November 1982 (age 31)
Caerphilly, Wales
Occupation Presenter
Notable credit(s) This Morning (2010—)
Family Pamela Undery (mother)
Gary Johnson (father)

Matt Johnson (born 18 November 1982) is a Welsh television presenter and personality best known for presenting in the interactive Hub on ITV's This Morning and as a former co-host of Channel 5's OK! TV.[1] He is also a presenter for S4C's Hwb.

Matt has appeared in a Celebrity edition of the game show Mind.

Early life

Matt Johnson was born in Caerphilly, Wales, to Pamela (née Undery) and Gary Johnson.

Television career

Presenting

Johnson joined the ITV Wales news programme Wales Tonight as a reporter in January 2009 and also presented The Wales Show until December 2010.

In September 2010, he joined the interactive Hub team on ITV's This Morning programme.[2] On 3 June and 28 October 2011 he guest co-presented the main This Morning show on ITV.

From 14 February to 16 August 2011 he was co-presenter of Channel 5's OK! TV.[3] He also presents Hwb on Welsh-language TV channel S4C.

He occasionally presents the National Lottery draws on BBC One.

Guest appearances

On 15 December 2012, Matt appeared on a celebrity edition of ITV's dating show Take Me Out, which was presented by Paddy McGuinness.

Matt appeared in Tipping Point: Lucky Stars on 11 August 2013 and won £20,000 for his chosen charity Mind.

Your Face Sounds Familiar

Main article: Your Face Sounds Familiar (UK TV series)

In 2013, Johnson appeared in the new ITV entertainment series Your Face Sounds Familiar as a contestant. His chosen charity for the series was Mind, winning £10,000 for them in week four of the competition. Matt finished the series in the runner-up position, alongside Alexander Armstrong and Cheryl Fergison. Natalie Anderson won the series on 3 August 2013.

Your Face Sounds Familiar performances
Week Portraying Song Judges' scores Result
Julian Clary Emma Bunton Guest Judge Bonus Points Total
1 Jon Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer" 7 8 7 0 22 Not in Top 3
2 Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" 7 5 7 5 24 Not in Top 3
3 Elvis Presley "Heartbreak Hotel"/"Blue Suede Shoes"/"Hound Dog" 8 9 8 0 25 Runner-up
4 Freddie Mercury "Don't Stop Me Now" 10 10 10 5 35 Winner
5 Rod Stewart "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" 8 8 8 0 24 Runner-up
6 Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA" N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Runner-up
Robbie Williams "Let Me Entertain You" N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Acting

Johnson appeared in Series 1 Episode 6 of Gavin and Stacey in 2007 playing 'Jose' the boyfriend of Stacey's brother Jason.

Awards

In 2010, Johnson was voted Wales' Sexiest Man in a poll conducted by the Trinity Mirror Group.[4]

In 2013, Johnson was voted 'Most Entertaining Person' on Channel 5's Big Brother's Bit on the Side for the episode broadcast on September 12.

Personal life

Johnson has two siblings: a younger sister, Emily, and an older brother, Adam. He also has a nephew, Luke (Adam's son).

He dated The One Show host Alex Jones for six years before they broke up in 2009.[5] He used to date singer and actress Samantha Barks but the couple split due to work commitments.

In 2013 Johnson admitted that he has battled depression and used to treat it with copious amounts of alcohol.

References

External links

  • Matt Johnson's blog ITV Wales
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