About Matt Allwright
Matt Allwright is television presenter and journalist with integrity and his own distinctive style. Full of originality and ideas, he brings something fresh to every project he works on. His trademark programme is BBC1 hit Rogue Traders, but his abilities stretch beyond the consumer journalism where he’s made his name. Matt is currently presenting Watchdog with his old sparring partner Anne Robinson.
Matt’s been a fixture of the TV schedules for well over a decade. After teaching in Japan, he qualified as a broadcast journalist, starting out as a presenter and producer in BBC newsrooms. Since then, he has crossed the globe to make Scambusters, Brassed off Britain, Rogue Restaurants, Christmas on the Frontline and The Secret Tourist, amongst many others. Other recent BBC projects include You’ve Been Scammed, Fake Britain, Food Inspectors, and most recently Keeping Britain Safe. Matt is a BBC go-to for live TV playing a key role in the BBC’s Royal Wedding coverage over the summer of 2011, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. He is also a regular face on The One Show.
Matt thoroughly enjoys putting pen to paper, and was nominated for PPA columnist of the year in 2013. He is also a skillful and credible radio presenter.
His passions include music, which he performs in a variety of bands, tennis, which he plays badly, and Liverpool Football Club, for whom he lives in hope. Amongst the charities Matt supports is SANDS, of which he is proud to be a patron.