This Preston boy’s journey began three years ago when he was plucked from the realms of local TV and thrust into the world of entertainment reporting with ITN.
Having cut his comedic teeth in stand up, live radio and every obscure local event you can fathom, Jonny developed a panache for adapting quickly and hilariously to any situation.
This talent soon led to him becoming a firm favourite on the red carpet and established him as one of the UK’s leading showbiz journalists. Whether he’s disarming Hollywood directors with his impressive film & TV knowledge, soliciting laughs from comedy greats such as Will Ferrell and Ricky Gervais, or even achieving the near impossible of cracking a smile from Robert De Niro, Jonny has been quick to establish himself as the go-to-guy for bold and entertaining celebrity interviews to remember.
Backed by a degree in broadcast journalism, it is the combination of his comedic sensibilities and natural charisma that saw him picked up in 2016 by Premier League TV, joining the Kick Off presenting team to report live to tens of millions worldwide. With this sports background and an ability to inject a healthy dose of ‘funny’ into any genre, it was not long before Jonny’s presenting talents were utilised to front online content for digital colossus Give Me Sport, and Nickelodeon’s hugely popular show Nick Kicks. He is also one of the lead hosts of GOAL’s hugely popular Studs Up show.
In 2017 Jonny was chosen to front BBC2 and CBBC’s highly anticipated live Saturday morning children’s show, Saturday Mash-Up, alongside Yasmin Evans. After a successful three month run the show was recommissioned and returned in September 2018 for an extended series. Also in demand commercially, he has presented digital campaigns for the likes of O2, BBC, Moss Bros and Primark, both in the UK and abroad and has become a trusted live corporate host for numerous business events and awards.
Jonny can be found scripting and voicing Channel 5’s showbiz round-up show Access, as well as presenting on ITV2’s entertainment news round-up show FYI. This is all on top of presenting the latest music news and chart output for the radio giant, Capital FM.
Jonny will soon be found presenting The Football Show to a worldwide audience, taking a colourful look behind the beautiful game with Layla Anna-Lee.