Arthur Smith

The comedian and writer Arthur Smith enjoys getting up a close to his subjects when reporting for The One Show.

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What would be the ONE meal you could not live without?
Fresh asparagus (oh and love-hearts)
What would be the ONE thing you could not live without?
The possibility of silence
What would be the ONE thing you would take to a desert island?
A big neon sign that I would put at the other end of the island from my hut - I would go there for a party once a week
What ONE surprising fact do you have that our audience should know about you?
At University I was president of the lower arranging society

For instance he’s reported on the lives of Florence Nightingale, Beatrix Potter, Henry Moore and Sigmund Freud by staying a night in their homes.

Comedian, writer and fearless investigator."
Arthur Smith

But far from lying down on the job, he’s also investigated what it takes to write a bestseller, interviewed those who bought under Thatcher’s right to buy policy and explored the argument for and against banker bonuses.

This ‘Grumpy old Man’ is certainly not a man to rest on his laurels.