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Matt Allwright

Whether he’s meeting a team of builders on the Olympic park or investigating a consumer problem, Matt reports with wit and warmth as he strives to get to the heart of the matter.

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What would be the ONE meal you could not live without?
Chicken Katsu Kare
What would be the ONE thing you could not live without?
My wife. Although I’m not sure she’d like to be counted as a thing
What would be the ONE thing you would take to a desert island?
A boat
What ONE surprising fact do you have that our audience should know about you?
I speak bar-room Japanese to an acceptable level

After studying in Manchester and teaching in Japan for three years, Matt qualified as a broadcast journalist, starting out as a presenter and producer in BBC newsrooms.

Thank you for allowing me to do this. I genuinely can’t think of a job that I’d enjoy more."
Matt Allwright

In 1997 the call came from BBC One’s flagship consumer programmes Watchdog and Weekend Watchdog. He stayed there for four years, working his way up from presenting weekly outside broadcasts to anchoring Weekend Watchdog live in studio.

In 2001 Matt started working on BBC One’s Rogue Traders which saw him tackle dodgy workmen and businessmen on their own patch.

Matt has been a key member of The One Show team for the last couple of years, presenting from the sofa when needed and reporting regularly from across the country.

For The One Show Matt has reported on the the world of clandestine cake clubs, reported from a ground breaking non-alcoholic bar in Liverpool, reported on the future use of UAV unmanned aerial vehicles and also reported from the Thames river bank as David Walliams finished his epic swim for Sport Relief.