Richard Bacon

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Richard Bacon is a broadcaster, journalist, author and format creator. He is known for his unique interviewing style and warm, inquisitive, entertaining and no-nonense nature.

Richard spent his formative years on Blue Peter (BBC). He then moved into broadcasting hosting The Big Breakfast (Channel 4), BBC 6 Music, Capital FM, XFM and Radio 5 Live. His rolling coverage of the 7/7 London Underground bombings won Capital Radio the Sony Radio Gold award for breaking news.

After a move to the US, in 2016, Richard hosted National Geographic’s flagship current affairs/talkshow hybrid, Explorer, which was broadcast to 170 countries worldwide, and Fox syndicated talkshow Top 30.

In the UK he has previously hosted 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) and GMB (ITV).

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.

In recent years Richard has created new entertainment formats, which have now been sold around the world including The Hustler (Studio Lambert), This Is My House (Expectation) and I Literally Just Told You (Expectation).

“Richard was absolutely fantastic” – BBC Worldwide 2015

Twitter @richardpbacon

Instagram: @richardpbacon

Richard was absolutely fantastic. So much positive feedback about how brilliant he was. He really understood the event and the audience so well.

BBC WORLDWIDE, Showcase Event

He was a real pleasure to work with. He asked all the right questions in the initial briefing call which was extremely refreshing. He was really engaged throughout the whole process and full of enthusiasm for the event…His experience as a presenter meant that he perfectly judged the mood of the room and managed the pace of the Awards presentation accordingly.

T3 Awards