Inside Out London

Inside Out London

A closer look at stories from London

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Meet Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright is the BBC Inside Out London presenter. He brings viewers surprising stories from the capital every week when the programme is on air.

He is perhaps best known for the long-running daily live current affairs show, The Wright Stuff on Five. 

For two years Matthew hosted his own show The Weekender every Friday night for BBC Radio 2, encompassing all the latest developments in the world of arts and entertainment.

Matthew begun his career at the tender age of 14 when he starred in Big Wheels and Sailors for the Children's Film Foundation. 

Despite this early brush with stardom, Matthew decided to concentrate on his academic career and went on to study English and Drama at Exeter University.

A Life in Journalism

After graduating, Matthew tried his hand at something entirely different and settled on journalism. 

He moved quickly up the ladder from local papers to the nationals and at the age of 26, he joined The Sun's 'Bizarre' showbiz desk.

Two years later, he left to help develop a new programme for Sky with Richard Littlejohn. The Richard Littlejohn Show gave Matthew his first break in television, regularly providing the show with news packages and features.

When the series ended, Fleet Street persuaded Matthew to return with a three-month stint on the Today newspaper.

In 1995, Matthew was asked to join The Mirror and set up his showbiz gossip column.

In this role he charmed his way in to the hearts of some of the biggest names in the business, interviewing celebrities such as Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow. Through his column, Matthew started to attract attention on TV, and in 1998 he joined GMTV.

Now he's the main presenter for BBC Inside Out London.