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Edward Oliver James Petrie
Born 22 August 1978 (1978-08-22) (age 31)
Rustington, West Sussex
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Television Presenter

Edward 'Ed' Oliver James Petrie (born 22 August 1978) is a British actor, comedian and television presenter. He was born, and grew up in, the seaside resort of Rustington, and was educated at the independent school Ardingly College in the village of Ardingly in West Sussex. He currently lives in Brockley, London.

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, 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.

CBBC presenting work

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.

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 They Think It's All Over Researcher Ed quit his job as a researcher to become a full-time stand up comedian.
2002 Smack the Pony Various Christmas Specials
2003 Can't Get In Himself/presenter MTV Trailers.
2004 Later... with Jools Holland Himself Warm-up.
2004-2007 The Crunch Himself/presenter Nickelodeon UK.
2004-2007 Nikelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Himself/presenter Presenter.
2005 Green Wing Social Worker Series 2 episode 4.
2006-2007 ME:TV Himself/presenter Nickelodeon UK.
2007 Wonderful World of Weird Himself/presenter Main host - with presenters Jake Humphrey, Lizzie Greenwood and Ortis Deley
2007 Slime Across The UK Himself/presenter Nickelodeon UK - with presenter Sy Thomas.
2007-2009[present] CBBC Channel Continuity Himself/presenter With puppet cactus companion Oucho (voiced and operated by Warrick Brownlow-Pike).Original slot - weekday afternoons, now - weekday afternoons and weekend mornings/afternoons.
2007 SMart Guest presenter One episode
2007 TMi Special guest Special guest on the Saturday morning show - he branded himself as a "Friend of Flack".
2008 Basil's Swap Shop Special guest. Special guest on the show, he swapped some CBBC goodies (including a signed photo of himself, a mug and a ruler) in exchange for a remote controlled Lamborghini. He also appeared in the sketch "Zeroes".
2008 SMart Guest presenter One episode.
2009 TMi Special guest Ed was on TMI on saturday 19th December 2009. He played are you scarder than a 10 year old and Total Wipeout limbo cube.
2009-2010 Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions. Himself/presenter CBBC invention show with Oucho T. Cactus. They will air the new season 2nd January 2010.
Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho Himself/presenter Weekend morning show on Ed and oucho's blimp

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