Matt Edmondson is a broadcaster, writer, producer, board-game inventor and former professional magician who regularly performed at parties, weddings and corporate functions. He started his career as a presenter on CBBC over a decade ago and since then he has presented Channel 4’s flagship youth strand T4, hosted Fake Reaction and TVOD for ITV2, written and presented online series for both The Apprentice and The X Factor and is currently the host of a weekend show on BBC Radio 1. He was recently announced as the host of the The Xtra Factor - The X Factor spin-off show. Although no longer a performer of magic, Matt still has a huge interest in the field. He is a member of The Magic Circle, and regularly annoys his wife by trying to show her card tricks.
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