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Pat Sharp
Born 25 October 1961 (1961-10-25) (age 48)
London, United Kingdom[1]
Show Big Drive Home & The Weekend Vibe
Country United Kingdom
Previous show(s) BBC Radio 1, Capital FM & Heart 106.2.

Pat Sharp (born Patrick Sharpin, 25 October 1961 [2]) is a British radio and television presenter and disc jockey, currently presenting drive on Heart 103 in Cambridge. In Britain he is known mainly for his work on children's television programme Fun House, his mullet and his radio shows as well as his avid support of Arsenal. In Europe he is known mainly as one of the Sky Channel's VJs and for presenting Coca-Cola Eurochart Top 50 and Nescafe UK Top 50.

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Career

Radio work

Sharp worked as a presenter at BBC Radio 1, mixing holiday cover for other presenters with a regular slot early Saturday & Sunday mornings and a number of television appearances hosting BBC1 Top of the Pops.[3]

He deputised for David Jensen on The Network Chart Show.[4] In the mid-1980s he became a DJ for Radio Mercury[5] and has also worked for the British Forces Broadcasting Service.

For 10 years, starting in 1987, Sharp was a DJ on Capital FM in London.[6]

In the late 1980s, Sharp teamed up with Mick Brown as the duo Pat And Mick, to release the charity singles "Let's All Chant" and "I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet". Both songs made the Top 10 of the UK singles chart. The duo released a total of 5 hit singles making the Top 75, raising over a million pounds for charity.[7]

In 1987, he was voted as having the worst haircut (winning this accolade more than once) at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party awards, where he was also in the top 3 DJ's.

He was awarded the Sony Award in 1992 for best DJ.[8]

Television work

Sharp intermittently presented episodes of the music programme Top of the Pops, including being one of the many presenters on the last programme made.[9] In 1987-1988, he presented ITV show The Roxy. However, Sharp is best known on television for several children's television programmes aired on CITV. Most notable of these is Fun House, a popular children's television programme running from 1989 – 1999.[10] Sharp was also one of the presenters of Saturday morning show What's Up Doc? 1992 – 1994[11] and presented phone-in quiz show Hang On! in 1996.[12] In a 2007 interview with The Sun newspaper, Sharp says he would like to host a new version of Fun House sometime in the year, but with adults as contestants instead of kids.[13]

Sharp appeared as a guest in many other television shows, including several episodes of You Bet!, Surprise, Surprise, Noel's House Party, Celebrity Squares and The Weakest Link. In the 2000s, Sharp has appeared in several retrospectives, including I Love the '80s on the BBC and Pat Sharp's House of Fun 100 on The Hits.

Recent work

Between 1997 and 2004 Sharp presented Heart 106.2's weekday morning Time Tunnel show. Following this, Sharp was a presenter on the Century FM group of stations.[citation needed]

Sharp remains a popular figure in the United Kingdom, and is hired for university functions throughout the country. Most recently, Sharp DJ'd for two hours at the University of Sheffield End of Year Carnival on 14 June 2008. He is also a popular live DJ and makes regular appearances in Ibiza and Majorca every summer.

In 2004, he participated in Channel 4 sports reality show The Games finishing fifth out of five contestants,[14] but was proclaimed "The People's Hero". Further reality TV involvement came on 3 June 2006 when he appeared for a sketch on ITV's X Factor spin-off show X-Tra Factor: Battle Of The Stars. He appeared briefly on 23 June 2007 on Big Brother's Big Mouth through a phone-in. However he did appear on the show in person as a guest on 12 July.

Until recently, Sharp hosted The Best 80s Show in the World.. Ever! on SGR FM. Today he still presents for the same radio group on Heart Cambridge (formerly Q103) where he hosts the Big Drive Home every weekday. He also fronts The Weekend Vibe, a weekly 3-hour syndicated radio show produced by Blue Revolution, which is broadcast on numerous stations including Bath FM, Play Radio, The Superstation, Star Radio, Waves Radio, Chelmsford Radio, Gateway FM, The Severn and Energy FM.[15] As of 2007

References

  1. ^ "Pat Sharp (II)". IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1498031/. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Pat Sharp (Agent's biography)". MPC Entertainment. http://www.mpce.com/sharp.shtml. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
  3. ^ "People: Pat Sharp". Radio Rewind. http://www.radiorewind.co.uk/pat_sharp.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Reference to Pat Sharp on The Network Chart Show". jinglemad.com. http://www.jinglemad.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?3630. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Reference to Pat Sharp on Radio Mercury". Mercury FM. http://www.mercuryfm.co.uk/Article.asp?id=1533463. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  6. ^ "Reference to Pat Sharp on Capital Radio for ten years!". Heart Cambridge. http://www.heartcambridge.co.uk/Article.asp?id=408331. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  7. ^ "Reference to Pat & Mick raising over a million pounds for charity". Butlins. http://weekenderinteractive.butlinsonline.co.uk/features/we-love-the-80s/pat-sharp. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  8. ^ "Pat Sharp". Century FM. http://www.100centuryfm.com/Article.asp?id=77431. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  9. ^ "Top of the Pops bids fond goodbye". BBC News. 2006-07-31. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5228858.stm. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  10. ^ ""Fun House" (1990)". IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457240/. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  11. ^ "What's Up Doc details". paulmorris.co.uk. http://www.paulmorris.co.uk/satkids/whatsupdoc.htm. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  12. ^ "Hang On!". UK Gameshows. http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Hang_On!. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  13. ^ Masters, Dave (2007-03-10). "Pat's Fun House comeback bid". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2001320029-2007110460,00.html. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  14. ^ "60 seconds with Pat Sharp". Q103. http://www.q103.co.uk/Article.asp?id=408331&spid=16160. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
  15. ^ "The Weekend Vibe with Pat Sharp". Blue Revolution. http://www.bluerevolution.com/homepage.php?p=wprog&sec=weekend-vibe. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 

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