At 44 years old, Rick Edwards has this physical status:
Richard Philip Edwards (born in Enfield, London, 1979) is an English journalist, host, and screenwriter.
Edwards has been with T4 for four years, and has also appeared in Tool Academy, Freshly Squeezed, E4 Music, and much of Channel 4's 2012 Paralympics coverage. He advocates for youth participation in politics and voting, and in summer 2014, he delivered a TEDx House Of Parliament speech proposing some strategies to encourage more young people to vote.
Simon & Schuster's first book, None Of The Above, was released in March 2015.
He gives an overview of the country's political process in this book and explains the power of your vote.
Edwards was born in Enfield on May 20th, 1979, to Philip G. Edwards and his wife Patricia A. Galloway. Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth. He began studying mathematics at Pembroke College, Cambridge, before switching to natural sciences after his first year. During his time at university, he appeared at stand-up and sketch shows.
Edwards has said that he has a poor sense of smell as a child, owing to sneezing pure ammonia. Edwards and his colleague George Lamb joined Global Cool in 2010 as part of their Traincation campaign.
In 2016, Edwards married Emer Kenny, an eastEnders and Father Brown actress.
Edwards hosted The Weekender, a Saturday evening radio show on XFM for many years, hosting his last show on January 10, 2009. He also worked with the BBC News presenting team for their coverage of the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Edwards began hosting Tools Academy, a reality TV show about fed-up girlfriends who have enrolled their under-performing other halves in a college where "tools become men." Edwards appeared on Channel 4's commentary team as well as co-presenting That Paralympic Show with Ade Adepitan during the 2012 Paralympics.
Edward Edwards began co-presenting political commentary on BBC Three with Tina Daheley in 2013. A number of Free Speech specials were unveiled during the 2015 general election.
Burger Van Champion, a writer, was commissioned by the Observer in 2013 as part of C4's Coming Up strand, and the writer was praised by the Observer as "funny, touching [and] superbly written."
Edwards began presenting ITV2 panel show Safeword in July 2015, which also appeared in a second series in 2016.
Edwards now hosts Science(ish), a podcast that delves into the science behind famous films. The series was such a success that Atlantic asked Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind The Movies, which was released in October 2017 and ranked number one in the Physics, Cosmology, and Humorous Essays Amazon charts for several weeks, as well as landing a position as number 21 in the overall book charts, which was no. 1. The iTunes Science & Medicine chart has topped the podcast itself.
Edwards and Bec Hill were both hired as anchors on Sky's DC Fancast in March 2016. This is, he says, a true highlight of his career. Edwards began presenting!mpossible, a daytime BBC One quiz show, in January 2017.
Edwards appeared in History's River Hunters, alongside YouTuber and river-hunter Beau Ouimette.
BBC Radio 5 Live announced in September 2021 that Edward Edwards had been hired to host its new breakfast program alongside Rachel Burden. Following Nicky Campbell's move to a slot later that day, the new-look 5 Live Breakfast launch took place on September 8th, 2021.