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Richard bacon is a broadcaster, journalist and author. He is known for his unique interviewing style, warm, inquisitive, entertaining and no-nonsense.
Spending his formative years on Blue Peter (BBC), Richard was the first children's presenter ever to be fired - going overnight from being a successful children's television presenter that nobody had heard of, to an unsuccessful children's presenter that everyone had heard of. He moved into 'grown up' broadcasting hosting The Big Breakfast (Channel 4), BBC 6 Music, Capital FM, XFM and Radio 5 Live. He also presented Sgt. Pepper at 50 for Absolute Radio, a documentary celebrating the bicentenary of The Beatles critically acclaimed album.
In 2016, Richard hosted National Geographic’s flagship current affairs/talkshow hybrid, Explorer, which was broadcast to 170 countries worldwide. He has previously presented a number of shows including: The Big Painting Challenge (BBC 1), Show Me The Telly, Eternal Glory (ITV), Hidden Talent, How Rich Are You (Channel 4) and 30 Something, a 12-part interview series for AOL. He has also worked as a reporter on Tonight (ITV).
As well as regularly hosting quiz and music shows he has presented a number of factual documentaries including: Panorama: Who Will Win the Election? (BBC 1), Frontline Afghanistan (BBC 3), as well as both writing and presenting The Anti-Social Network (BBC 3).
He hosted Benefits Britain: The Live Debate for Channel 4 and has covered many events and state occasions such as the death of Margaret Thatcher and Michael Jackson. His rolling coverage of the 7/7 London Underground bombings won Capital Radio the Sony Radio Gold award for breaking news.
Richard has written for publications including Esquire and The Sun and his debut book A Series of Unrelated Events was published in 2013. He has also appeared as himself in both The Thick of It and The Dog Thrower.
Explorer (National Geographic), Benefits Britain: The Live Debate, Capital Radio and Sony Radio Gold award winner for breaking news.