Angela Scanlon

Angela Scanlon

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Angela Scanlon
Angela Marie Scanlon

(1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 34)

Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Education Dublin Institute of Technology
Occupation Tv presenter, journalist
Employer RTÉ, BBC
Spouse(s) Roy Horgan
Children 1

Angela Marie Scanlon (born 29 December 1983) is an Irish television presenter and broadcaster for RTÉ and the BBC. She initially broadcast on Irish television, presenting a number of programmes on RTÉ including documentary Oi Ginger! in 2013.

Since 2016, she appeared as a reporter on The One Show, and presented in the absence of Alex Jones. She undertook her first role on a major British show as a co-host of Robot Wars with Dara Ó Briain in 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Angela Scanlon was born in Ratoath,[2] County Meath, Ireland, into a family of four sisters. She attended school in Dunshaughlin, Meath and went on to study Business at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).


Scanlon has worked as a stylist and a journalist, before moving into television. She wrote for Tatler, Grazia, Company, U Magazine, and Sunday Times Style magazine. She also writes the column ‘Out of the Closet’[3] for The Irish Independent Weekend magazine. She has been featured in magazines including Vogue, Elle Japan, Sunday Times Style, Company and TWIN.[citation needed]

In 2001, Angela Scanlon was a dancer with the O’Shea Irish Dance Company and appeared in the Irish Thunder show at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia USA.

In 2012, The Irish Times described Scanlon as one of ’10 Irish Instagrammers You Need to Follow’.[4] Scanlon was named as the ‘one to watch’ by Vogue[5] in 2013 and has been cited in The Observers regular Why We’re Watching[6] feature as the UK’s new onscreen fashion queen. The Daily Telegraph also commended Angela’s talents in Who’s That Girl.[7] In 2013, she fronted a campaign for Louis Vuitton.[8]

After working on fashion shows Xposé and Off the Rails for RTÉ and on Channel 4‘s Sunday Brunch, Scanlon went on to join RTÉ’s The Movie Show[9] as a reporter and on The Love Clinic in 2012. Scanlon appeared on the popular The Saturday Night Show with host Brendan O’Connor, in 2013 and 2014.

Scanlon joined the panel of Next Week’s News[10] in February 2014 and also put together a Yahoo! 12-part series Work the Look[11] demonstrating how to pull off key essential looks.

Her first major documentary Oi Ginger! was broadcast in 2014. Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal[12] was her follow-up series airing in October 2014, addressing subjects sometimes considered taboo. Scanlon was featured on Republic of Telly’s Ginger is the New Black in October 2014.[13]

In 2014 she hosted London Fashion Weekend for a third time, a job she took over from Caroline Flack after hosting the Vodafone Live Lounge for the British Fashion Council at the event for two years. Scanlon co-hosts BBC Northern Ireland/RTÉ’s popular holiday programme, Getaways having taken over from Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. Scanlon also launched Marks & Spencer‘s pop-up Halloween shop with Joanna Lumley in aid of Oxfam.[14]

In November 2016, it was announced that Scanlon, along with Michelle Ackerley, would provide maternity cover for Alex Jones and co-present The One Show with Matt Baker in early 2017.[15][16]

In 2016, she presented her own series, Angela Scanlon’s Close Encounters!, and the documentary, Trump’s Unlikely Superfans, for BBC Three.

From 2018, Scanlon will host her own BBC Radio 2 show on Sunday mornings from 4–6am.[17] Angela covered for Sara Cox while Sara was covering for Chris Evans on 11 and 15-18 October 2018.[18]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Roy Horgan and they have a daughter Ruby Ellen born on 25 February 2018.[19]


Year Title Role Channel
Off the Rails
2008–2010 Xposé Stylist
Next Week’s News Panellist
2012–2013 The Movie Show Reporter RTÉ One/RTÉ2
2012 The Love Clinic Reporter
2014 Oi Ginger! Presenter
Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal Presenter RTÉ2
2015–2016 Getaways Co-presenter BBC Northern Ireland/RTÉ
2015 The Voice UK Online presenter BBC Online
T in the Park Co-presenter BBC Three
2015— The One Show Reporter and stand-in presenter[20] BBC One
2016—2018 Robot Wars Co-presenter BBC Two
2016 Angela Scanlon’s Close Encounters Presenter BBC Three
The British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Presenter
Trump’s Unlikely Superfans Presenter
2017 Tourettes: Teenage Tics Narrator
Delete, Delete, Delete Guest BBC One Northern Ireland
Debatable Panellist, 3 episodes BBC Two
Britain’s Greatest Invention Contributor
World’s Oldest Family Presenter BBC One
Richard Osman’s House of Games Contestant, 5 episodes BBC Two
2018— Bake off: Extra Slice Panelist Channel 4

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