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Matt Allwright

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A champion in the world of consumer journalism, presenter and journalist Matt Allwright is renowned for his work on such programmes as Rogue Traders, Fake Britain, You’ve Been Scammed, Keeping Britain Safe and the Secret Tourist. He is a regular presenter on Watchdog and features frequently on BBC1’s The One Show. An enthusiastic columnist, his skills also extend to radio presenting.


Matt Allwright is a television presenter and journalist with great integrity and his own distinctive style. Full of originality and ideas, he brings something fresh to every project he works on. His trademark programmes are the BBC1 hit Rogue Traders, Fake Britain, Watchdog and You’ve Been Scammed but his abilities stretch far beyond the consumer journalism where he’s made his name. 

Currently a regular reporter on The One Show, Matt’s been a fixture of the TV schedules for well over a decade. 

After teaching in Japan, he qualified as a broadcast journalist, starting out as a presenter and producer in BBC newsrooms. Since then, he has crossed the globe to make Scambusters, Brassed Off Britain, Rogue Restaurants, Christmas on the Frontline and The Secret Tourist, among many other programmes. 

Other BBC projects include; Food Inspectors and Keeping Britain Safe. 

Matt is a BBC go-to for live TV and played a key role in the BBC’s Royal Wedding coverage over the summer of 2011, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. He thoroughly enjoys putting pen to paper, and was nominated for PPA columnist of the year in 2013. He is also a skilful and credible radio presenter.

His passions include music, which he performs in a variety of bands, tennis, which he plays badly, and Liverpool Football Club, for whom he lives in hope. Amongst the charities Matt supports SANDS, of which he is proud to be a Patron.

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