TV Presenter, Speaker, Documentary Maker & Auctioneer
Alex Riley is a naturally warm and funny TV presenter and passionate car enthusiast. He’s well known for injecting humour and intelligence into a huge range of topics on The One Show (BBC1), and for his highly entertaining documentary series’ ‘Britain’s Really Disgusting Foods’ and ‘Secrets of the Superbrands’ (BBC3). He is also a winner of Celebrity Mastermind (BBC).
Kids might know him for his BAFTA award winning CBBC show ‘All Over the Workplace’.
Alex drives a Triumph TR7 and is hugely knowledgeable about cars – beginning his TV career researching and presenting on Top Gear (BBC). He recently presented The Classic Car Show (Channel5) to much acclaim and is about to start filming the second series of his popular ITV4 show, The Car Years, which is due to air in 2021. He also writes articles for Classic Car Weekly.
Alex is a hugely likeable and amusing host and facilitator for corporate events, as well as a dab hand at auctions. A natural interviewer, he quickly builds rapport with people from all walks of life. His extensive TV experience makes him a natural choice for online and virtual events, allowing him to inject much needed freshness and spontaneity.Read More
Recent live work includes:
Q&A with Mahindra Racing about launch of Gen 2 Formula E car
Q&A with Martin Brown, illustrator of Horrible Histories books
Interviews with Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey re: Aston Martin Valkyrie project; Raymond Blanc; Mahindra Development Driver Sam Dejonghe;
Main Stage host for World Record attempts; Laughter Yoga and mass Tai Chi
Host of Festival Dash fun run; backstage interviews with musicians including Michael Ball and Alfie Boe; Beverley Knight and Miles Kane.
London Classic Car Show, Excel Arena.
Live hosting the ‘Grand Avenue’ parade of exceptional cars three times a day.
‘Artisan Jazz’ West Kirby Arts Centre
On stage Q&As with Brimstage Brewery and Tappers Gin.
2017 Skipton Car Show
The Car Years (ITV4)
Partners in Rhyme (BBC One)
The One Show (BBC One)
Britain’s Really Disgusting Food (3-part series BBC One/BBC Three)
Secrets of the Superbrands (3-part series BBC One/BBC Three)
Mischief (3 series for BBC Three)
The Classic Car Show (Channel 5)
Junior Vets (CBBC)
All Over the Workplace (CBBC)
The Comedy Club (8 series for BBC Radio 7)
“Alex hosted our first ever ‘An Evening with….’ virtual Zoom event, and judging from the reaction on the evening and the feedback I have received since, Alex played a huge part in the success of the event! He brought lots of fun and laughter to the evening, while also ensuring the event ran smoothly and to time. I would absolutely work with Alex again on other future virtual event.”
Virtual Zoom event ‘An Evening with Harry Metcalfe’.
Charlotte Moseley, Head of Marketing Footman James Insurance.
I wanted to say thank you on behalf of the charity for the wonderful job that you did for us on Friday night. We’ve had some great comments back on what a wonderful job you did, and I felt it worked really well between you and our auctioneer during the live auction.
You kept everything rolling and in order as we requested and it played a major part in helping us to hit that all important target. It looks like we will end up somewhere north of £166,000, which will play a massive part in our final big push towards helping get that new hospital open
Thank you once again, and I hope to work with you again at some point in the future.”
Events Fundraising Manager, Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
“I had the pleasure of working with Alex at this year’s CarFest South event where he carried out an engaging, fun and informative Q&A with Mahindra Racing reserve driver Sam Dejonghe. Despite the audience having a limited knowledge of Formula E, Alex’s enthusiasm, humour and personal knowledge ensured that the whole room was intrigued, and I think we left the session having gained a few more Mahindra Racing fans!”
Emma Stonier, Director, Revolution Communications
Alex Riley was our presenter at CarFest South and was a pleasure to work with. He was very adaptable and had a great sense of humour about all the weird and wonderful things we asked him to present! Alex was very professional with all of our content providers, main stage musicians and back of house staff, and engaged very well with the CarFest audience.
Cat Stanford, Brand & Marketing Manager