Gareth has worked in television for over 20 years. He has Produced countless hit shows, and his CV many award-winning series across all genres from Entertainment, to Features, to News - Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance, The Hit List, TOTP, Later with Jools, Royal Variety, Eurovision Song Contest, Pitch Battle, The Weakest Link, Blue Peter, Watchdog, National Lottery. Gareth has also Produced Channel 4 documentaries - all his own idea, and was based out in LA for BBC News working as a Broadcast Journalist.
Gareth has a great track record breaking new presenting talent on TV. He was responsible for finding, casting and producing the 4 judges on Strictly Come Dancing – Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman – all now big BBC faces and internationally known presenters. And has put brand new faces on shows for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, E4, Channel 5, ABC America...
Gareth has done lots of work in Development (coming up with and pithcing programme ideas with presenters attached) - heading up teams for the BBC, and other independent Production companies. He has ideas commissioned by all the main channels, including big Saturday night smash hits like PItch Battle, to Channel 4 documentaries like The Man with 80 Wives.
Presenters Gareth has worked with include Graham Norton, Zoe Ball, Claudia Winkleman, Ross Kemp, Marvin Hulmes, Sara Cox, Rochelle Hulmes, Roman Kemp, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Cat Deeley, Christine Bleakley, Gary Lineker, Rylan Clarke, Tess Daley, Sir Richard Branson, Brian Conley...And has worked with some of the world's biggest stars - Madonna, Kylie, Placido Domingo, Carrie Fisher, Sir Elton John, Simon Cowell, Sigourney Weaver...
Since setting up The Presenter Studio in 2006 Gareth and Leon have also been working their magic in the corporate sector, applying their Producing skills to the world of presentation coaching, media training and keynote speeches. They have worked with some of the worlds biggest brands – Prudential PLC, ASOS, Lush Cosmetics, GQ, British Vogue, Porsche, Red Bull, The Huffington Post, Virgin Business, and The Telegraph.
Gareth was also formerly a presenter for BBC NEWS and can now be heard regularly on BBC Radio 2 talking all things TV and popular culture, and has presented at major events including the Orlando benefit concert.
He has produced programmes for all the major channels, in all the main genres from Childrens, to Entertainent to Features – Big Brother, X Factor, Take Me Out, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, The Restaurant, and BAFTA Award-winning Gogglebox. He has also created and produced major entertainment events for The O2 in Greenwich and was the producer of the Closing Cermony for the Paralympics with Coldplay at London 2012.
Leon began his career working as Producer for the BBC working across a range of genres including Entertainment, Children’s, Arts, Factual Entertainment and Factual before becoming a freelance producer working for several of the UK’s biggest independent television production companies.
Leon has worked with some of the world's biggest names including David Beckham, Dermot O'Leary, Leona Lewis, Katherine Jenkins, Zoe Ball, Sir Bruce Forsyth...
Leon has spent much of his career developing new programme ideas for the major TV networks in the UK for a range of television companies including the BBC, Endemol, IWC, North One , Talkback, Thames and Shine.
Leon is also a former presenter having had his own show on Nickelodeon TV, and is often seen as a guest on Big Brothers Bit on the Side on Channel FIVE. His guilty pleasure is his own weekly radio show called The Cheese Board on Wandsworth Radio.