Jonny Nelson

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This Preston lad’s journey has been a varied one, grafting has way through local TV, before making a name for himself nationally in the world of entertainment reporting with ITV2.

Having cut his comedic teeth in stand up, live radio and every obscure local event you could imagine, 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 disarming Hollywood directors with his passionate knowledge of film, soliciting laughs from comedy greats such as Will Ferrelland Ricky Gervais, or even achieving the near impossible of cracking a smile from Robert De Niro, Jonny was quick to established 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. Now known to children everywhere, he’s since appeared on CBBC’s Blue Peter, Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Windup and quiz show, Top Class.

In demand commercially, he’s additionally presented digital campaigns for the likes of O2, BT, BBC Bitesize, Flybe, Moss Bros and Primark, both in the UK and abroad, and has become a trusted live corporate host for numerous business events and awards.

Over this time, Jonny has been found scripting and voicing Channel 5’s showbiz round-up show Access, as well as presenting on ITV2’sentertainment news round-up show FYI. On top of presenting the latest music news and chart output for the radio giant, Capital FM.

In 2018 Jonny took a more colourful look at the beautiful game, presenting the globally broadcast The Football Show alongside Layla Anna Lee. The globetrotting magazine show airing on Sky Sports in the UK.

Most recently Jonny has been seen fronting The Very Modern Football Show on GOAL and the DAZN platform. Which saw him alongside Rachel Stringer, testing the knowledge of some of football’s greatest legends, including Henrik Larsson, Yaya Toure and Xabi Alonso, throughout the UEFA Champions League campaign.

  • Saturday Mash Up (BBC2 and CBBC)
  • Access (Channel 5) 
  • FYI (ITV2) 
  • Studs Up (GOAL) 
  • Kick Off (Premier League TV) 
  • Nick Kicks (Nickelodeon)