Ed Petrie

Children's TV Presenter, CBBC

Biography

Ed is a BAFTA nominated children’s television presenter and has over 14 years’ experience in live, pre-record, studio and location filming.

He currently presents CBBC’s RTS nominated Marrying Mum and Dad, as well as his 3 times BAFTA nominated comedy travelogue show All Over the Place. They are now on their 7th and 10th series respectively. During the course of making ‘All Over The Place’ Ed has filmed across the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.

Ed was the main continuity presenter on CBBC for 3 years with his cactus sidekick Oucho, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Children’s Presenter in 2008. His other CBBC shows include Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Inventions and his BBC2 live morning show Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho. He also appears regularly in comedy sketches alongside Hacker the dog in Hacker Time, as well as frequent appearances in other CBBC programmes such as Blue Peter.

He was a member of the National Youth Theatre throughout the 1990s and went on to study Drama at Goldsmiths in London. He began performing stand-up in 2002 and a year later gave up his job as a TV researcher on the panel show They Think It’s All Over to become a full-time stand-up comedian, actor and television presenter. After appearances on comedy shows such as Smack the Pony and Green Wing Ed began presenting children’s television daily on Nickelodeon from 2005, before moving to CBBC in 2007.

As well as his television work Ed has continued performing stand-up comedy for both adults and children, and supported the comedian Greg Davies on his Back Of My Mum’s Head tour. He has been compering annually at the Glastonbury Festival for the last 16 years and has also enjoyed taking part in 6 pantomimes around the country. In 2019 he was nominated for Best Comic in the Great British Pantomime Awards.

Ed also presents events for BAFTA and works on a number of corporate projects for clients such as Puffin Books, as well as having presented live, worldwide cinema broadcasts of the British Museum’s Pompeii and Vikings exhibitions.

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