Rick Edwards is an English journalist, presenter and screenwriter. Edwards presented T4 for four years and has also presented Tool Academy, Freshly Squeezed, E4 Music and much of Channel 4’s 2012 Paralympics coverage.
He actively campaigns for youth engagement in politics and voting and, in Summer 2014, delivered a TEDx Houses Of Parliament talk offering some solutions to get more young people to vote. His first book, None Of The Above, was subsequently published in March 2015 by Simon & Schuster. In it, he describes the basics of the political process in the UK, gives an overview of the issues facing the country, and explains the power of your vote.
Edwards went to Portsmouth Grammar School. He later attended Pembroke College, Cambridge, studying mathematics originally before changing to natural sciences after his first year. Likewise, he performed stand-up and sketch shows during his time at university.
Edwards hosted a Saturday evening radio show on XFM entitled The Weekender for several years, hosting his last show on 10 January 2009. He also formed part of the BBC presenting team for their coverage of the Reading and Leeds Festival. Since 2011 Edwards began hosting E4’s Tool Academy, a reality TV show about fed-up girlfriends who have enrolled their underperforming other halves in a school. That was which “tools become men”. During the 2012 Paralympics, Edwards formed part of the Channel 4 commentary team as well as co-presenting That Paralympic Show with Ade Adepitan.
In 2013, Edwards began co-presenting political discussion show Free Speech for BBC Three alongside Tina Daheley. During the 2015 general election, they presented a series of Free Speech specials. Since July 2015, Edwards began presenting ITV2 panel show, Safeword which returned for a second series in 2016.
Edwards stated in an interview with the Daily Mail that he has a very poor sense of smell due to sniffing pure ammonia while in school. Moreover, Edwards supported green organisation Global Cool in 2010. And that was as part of their Traincation campaign, along with his friend George Lamb. Further, Edwards tied a knot to EastEnders and Father Brown actress Emer Kenny in 2016.
- Full Name: Richard Philip Edwards
- Date of Birth: May 20, 1979
- Age: 40 years
- Birth Place: Enfield, United Kingdom
- Books: Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies, MORE
- Movies: Chalet Girl, Stalled
- Nationality: British
- Occupation: Television presenter, journalist, screenwriter
- Years active: 1999–present
- Height: 95 m (6 ft 5 in)
- Spouse(s): Emer Kenny (m. 2016)
- Net Worth: $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)
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