Ian Wright MBE is a former English professional footballer turned TV and radio personality. He had a successful football career at Crystal Palace, Arsenal, West Ham, Celtic and England. It is probably as a top striker at Arsenal he will be best remembered. During his time there, Wrighty smashed Cliff Bastin’s Arsenal scoring record of 178 goals, and won just about every domestic honour in the game.
A popular character on and off the pitch, since retiring from football Ian has presented a variety of shows on ITV and the BBC where he is a regular pundit. He was a team captain on ‘They Think It’s All Over’ (2004), he presented ‘Gladiators’ (2008) , Channel 5’s ‘Live From Studio 5’ (2009/10); and his own chat show ‘Friday Night’s All Wright’ (1998 -2000) Top of the Pops.
Ian Wright: Sports Pundit
Ian appeared as a pundit on BBC Sport’s International Match of the Day; and has been a pundit for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups and Euro 2004. More recently he worked for ITV on various international matches including the 2014 World Cup.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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