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Rick Edwards


Rick Edwards is a broadcaster and writer. Rick began his career on the standup circuit after graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. He now works as a journalist, presenter and screenwriter. Edwards hosted a Saturday evening radio show on XFM entitled The Weekender for several years. He also formed part of the BBC presenting team for their coverage of the Reading and Leeds Festival. In 2011 Edwards began hosting E4's Tool Academy. 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. In July 2015, Edwards began presenting ITV2 panel show, Safeword.

In December 2015, Edwards began hosting a radio podcast series for Radio Wolfgang called Science(ish), in which he and a group of experts investigate the merits of scientific elements in works of popular culture.

In January 2017, Edwards began presenting !mpossible, a daytime BBC One quiz show. Amongst his other interests are the environment (he is a regular on the Observer Ethical Awards judging panel), mathematics (his mental arithmetic is impeccable), and snooker (highest break: 32).

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