John Daly

  • John Daly
    I have lots to cram in here so take a deep breath.

    From checking Cliff Richard's teeth for peanuts, accusing Victoria Beckham of glowing (before she revealed her pregnancy) and playing the part of Oscar Wilde in dramatic reconstruction to being bitten by an ostrich. My presenting career has been varied but never dull.

    I have been lucky enough to rub shoulders with the famous at exotic locations (Day out with Daly - 2 series for BBC NI) and in the confines of a TV studio on my chat shows (Saturday Live - RTE, The John Daly Show - 5 series for BBC NI). I have itched all over wearing ridiculous costumes, playing the parts of Viking warriors, kings and clan leaders to uncover a world of contentious history (A Pocket History of... - 2 series for BBC NI). I have presented celebrity based shows (Snap), interactive panel forum shows (Ask the Property Experts) and extracted tips from those who have made millions (Property Kings), all on Overseas Property TV.

    Prior to all of this I was a regular panellist and creator of Daly's Weekly, (a weekly paper review) on Channel five's The Wright Stuff and reporter and presenter, championing the causes of the consumer on the BBC1 Daytime show The Really Useful Show. I have also been able to breathe fresh air on countryside shows, from The Countryside Hour and Langley Country on BBC2 to a 2007 pilot for a programme called Rural Retreats for BBC Daytime.

    At one stage I seemed to be collecting quiz shows. From my own creation, Class Distinction - The Schools Quiz with a difference, to putting my honours degree in education and business studies to good use on Big Crash and Bankraider.

    Who else do you know would have appeared on the Sunday morning Religious programme, The Heaven and Earth Show (BBC1), Loose Women (ITV1 - honestly!) and Noels House Party (BBC1) - although until recently (Noel's Second Coming) most of us denied knowledge of the last one? Indeed I maintained to links with Noel to work as "The Banker" on the Irish version of Deal Or No Deal for TV3. I have been the regular regional presenter and network insert presenter on BBC Children In Need since 2001.

    On radio I have presented on regional and national radio in Ireland recently appearing on both RTE Radio 1 and RTE 2FM. Previously I had worked on both Downtown Radio and BBC Radio Ulster and am currently producing and presenting Weekend Breakfast on U105 - UTV's radio station in Northern Ireland.

    Now breathe out.

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