Ed Petrie

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Ed Petrie
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Petrie at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival
Edward Oliver James Petrie

(1978-08-22) 22 August 1978 (age 44)
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian, television presenter

Edward Oliver James "Ed" Petrie (/ˈptri/; born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, comedian, and television presenter.

Early life[edit]

Petrie was born and raised in Rustington, West Sussex. He was educated at Broadwater Manor in Worthing, West Sussex, and the independent school Ardingly College in Ardingly, West Sussex.


Previous presenting work includes hosting various children's programmes, on Nickelodeon, from January 2005 until September 2007, including Slime Across the UK and The Crunch.

In 2002, Ed Petrie was a researcher for the BBC programme, They Think It's All Over and, in 2005, was a comedy sketch writer for BBC Radio 1's The Milk Run.

He was a finalist in both, So You Think You're Funny? and York's comedy festival, National Talent Hunt in 2003. The following year, Ed was a semi-finalist in the BBC's New Comedy Awards.

Acting work has included appearances in the Channel 4 comedy programmes Green Wing and Smack the Pony.

In 2012 he performed as one of the warm up acts on Greg Davies's Back of My Mum's Head tour.

Before joining CBBC's presentation department in September 2007, Petrie hosted the game show Wonderful World of Weird.

He later became the chief continuity presenter for the CBBC Channel, presenting afternoon links for the CBBC Channel alongside Oucho T. Cactus. The duo later presented Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions and a weekend morning show entitled Transmission Impossible with Ed & Oucho.

In 2008, he was nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Children's Presenter category, and collected the BAFTA for Best Children's Channel when it was won by CBBC.

Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions Series 2 aired on the CBBC channel on BBC 2 on 2 January 2010.

Ed presented weekend links on the CBBC Channel with new CBBC presenter Chris Johnson as of January 2010 whilst Oucho (Warrick Brownlow-Pike) was replaced by Dodge T Dog (Warrick Brownlow-Pike).

Ed left CBBC presentation in June 2010, to present All Over the Place, a show on CBBC with Holly Walsh which started airing in February 2011. As part of promotion for the series, Petrie returned to CBBC Continuity for one day. A second series of All Over the Place aired between January and March 2012.

In summer 2012 he presented a new CBBC series with Naomi Wilkinson, Marrying Mum and Dad, where children plan their parents' weddings.

In November 2012 he starred in 12 Again with Dionne Bromfield, Adam Lambert and John Humphrys.

Personal life[edit]

Petrie has said through Twitter that his girlfriend is French, and that she also appeared in a Comic Relief special starring Kate Moss. They have two children.[citation needed]

He supports Crystal Palace FC.

He confirmed on his Instagram Livestream on 22 April 2020 that he is married and has a wife.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 They Think It's All Over Researcher
Smack the Pony Christmas Specials
2003 Can't Get In MTV Trailers
2004 Later... with Jools Holland Himself Warm-up artist
2004–2006 The Crunch Presenter
2004–2007 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK Himself Presenter
2005 Green Wing Social Worker Series 2, episode 4
2006–2007 ME:TV Presenter Nickelodeon UK
2007 Wonderful World of Weird Presenter Main host – with presenters Jake Humphrey, Lizzie Greenwood and Ortis Deley
Slime Across the UK Presenter Nickelodeon UK – with presenter Sy Thomas
SMart Guest presenter 1 episode
2007–2010 CBBC Office Presenter
2007–2010 TMi Special guest
2008 Basil's Swap Shop Special guest
SMart Guest presenter 1 episode
2009–2010 Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions Presenter/actor
2009 Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho Presenter
2011–present All Over The Place Presenter
Hacker Time Guest/Various characters
2011 Blue Peter Special guest
2012 – present Marrying Mum and Dad Presenter Co-presenter with Naomi Wilkinson
2012 12 Again Himself Series 2, Episode 1
2015 Hacker's Birthday Bash: 30 Years of Children's BBC Himself One-off special
2016–present The Dog Ate My Homework Panelist 3 episodes
All Over the Workplace Narrator 20 episodes
2016 Naomi's Nightmares of Nature Himself 2 episodes
2015,2018 Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up Himself 1 episode

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