Dermot Murnaghan




Are You an Egghead?


Treasure Hunt


Devon-born newscaster, who rose to fame on The Channel 4 Daily, the breakfast news service, and part of a long ITN career. In 2002 he moved to the BBC which has made more use of him, particularly with presenting roles on the heated-up Treasure Hunt and student teatime favourite Eggheads. Followed Eamonn Holmes' footsteps to present on Sky News from 2008.


The then-Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves once told his cameraman to tell him to shut up. To be fair, he had just called him President Hendrik, but even so…

He made a foray into comedy, presenting the 'news sketch show' (choke) The State We're In with talents such as Sharon Horgan, Rhys Thomas and - yes! - Sanjeev Kohli.

Came 3rd in the Most Difficult to Spell Surname of 1997 competition. And on a more actual-fact tip, he was named Interviewer of the Year by the Royal Television Society in 1998.

In 1995, he was signed up to present a business simulation game show for Carlton TV, provisionally titled A Seat on the Board. However as far as we know the show never got made.


c/o BBC, Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ

Or via his management at KBJ Management, 7 Soho Street, London W1D 3DQ

Web links

IMDb entry

KBJ Management page

Wikipedia entry


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