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Ed Petrie - TV Presenter and Actor

Ed is a BAFTA nominated television presenter and comic actor with over 15 years’ experience in live, pre-record, studio and location filming.


Presenter of CBBC’s RTS nominated 'Marrying Mum and Dad' and the 3 times BAFTA nominated comedy travelogue show 'All Over the Place', Ed has filmed across the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.


Ed was the main continuity presenter on CBBC for 3 years with his cactus sidekick Oucho and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Children’s Presenter. His other CBBC shows include 'Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Inventions' and his BBC2 live morning show 'Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho'. He also appears regularly in comedy sketches alongside Hacker the dog in 'Hacker Time', as well as frequent appearances in other CBBC programmes such as Blue Peter.

Ed is also an experienced voice-over artist, having regularly recorded V/O for Nickelodeon and BBC continuity, Red Bee Media and the BAFTA winning spin-off series 'All Over The Workplace'.

He was a member of the National Youth Theatre throughout the 1990s and went on to study Drama at Goldsmiths in London. He began performing stand-up in 2002 and a year later gave up his job as a TV researcher on the panel show 'They Think It’s All Over' to become a full-time stand-up comedian. After appearances on comedy shows such as 'Smack the Pony' and 'Green Wing', Ed began presenting children’s television daily on Nickelodeon from 2005, before moving to CBBC in 2007. 

 Ed has tread the boards in a stage adaption of David Almond's 'Skellig' and 'Our War' at The Hawth Theatre, and recently played David McGee in 'Dawn Again' at the Kings Head Theatre.


As well as his television work Ed has continued performing stand-up comedy for both adults and children, and supported the comedian Greg Davies on his Back Of My Mum’s Head tour. He has been compering annually at the Glastonbury Festival for the last 17 years and has also enjoyed taking part in eight pantomimes around the country. In 2019 he was nominated for Best Comic in the Great British Pantomime Awards.


Ed also presents events for BAFTA and works on corporate projects for clients such as Puffin Books, as well as having presented live, worldwide cinema broadcasts of the British Museum’s Pompeii and Vikings exhibitions. During the pandemic Ed was the face of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ Department for Education phonics videos.

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