Matthew Wright is a journalist, TV presenter and broadcaster who has been a regular on our tv screens and airwaves for over 25 years.
He is best known for presenting The Wright Stuff on Channel 5 for 18 years.
As a journalist, he spent ten years working with Piers Morgan, first at The Sun and then at The Daily Mirror, where Matthew had a daily column for five years.
After working with Martine McCutcheon on her best-selling autobiography ‘Who Does She Think She Is’ and co-launching the teen web portal mykindaplace.com, Matthew moved into TV.
Matthew’s daily debate show, The Wright Stuff, launched in 2000 and became one of Channel 5’s most successful commissions. Featuring an eclectic list of guests from Tony Blair to Irvine Welch, they discussed the day’s news and other social issues with Matthew. The serious stuff was taken seriously, and everything else was ripe for good-natured but witty debate!
Matthew presented BBC One’s weekly factual strand ‘Inside Out‘ for nearly a decade. He also launched and presented BBC Radio 2’s Friday night arts slot.
In February 2014, he presented The Big Benefits Row on Channel 5, pulling in their second biggest audience of the year of over 2 million viewers, eclipsing the final of Channel 4’s The Jump.
As a radio broadcaster, Matthew Wright has hosted his own shows on Radio 2, TalkRadio and, more recently, LBC.
A regular TV show guest, he scored 14 on his specialist subject Frank Zappa on Mastermind, had words from Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link, enjoyed a pointless appearance on Pointless… and ate an ostrich penis with Joey Essex on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here – a trial watched by more than 13m people, the highest rated tv moment of 2013 after Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon win!
Off stage, Matthew is a keen fisherman and motorcycle enthusiast.
Matthew Wright is an engaging and entertaining awards host, live event host and guest speaker.