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Danny Robins

Charming & Inventive: A Presenter, Comedian, Writer & Journalist

Danny Robins is a presenter, comedy writer and journalist.

He made his TV debut with the much talked about Let’s Make A Baby for BBC 3’s Mischief season – where he fooled the television industry by creating a fake reality show that promised to conceive the first Reality TV baby. Since then, he’s appeared on a variety of TV programmes including BBC 2’s The Culture Show, presenting features and even interviewing Morrissey; BBC 2’s Newsnight, contributing to their General Election coverage; BBC 3’s The Bullsh*t Detective, where he exposed fake psychics; and a second Mischief film, The Great Sperm Crisis, for which Danny toured the UK in a bid to single-handedly raise the number of sperm donors…

Danny is an experienced radio presenter. He has presented the long-running weekly Indie Travel Guide on Lauren Laverne’s award-winning BBC 6Music show, hosted his own series on BBC Radio 1, fronted hour long docs for BBC 6Music and contributed to many 5Live shows. He’s a regular voice on Radio 4, performing his own series Danny Robins Music Therapy, guesting on shows such as Front Row, Saturday Review and Jon Ronson On, and winning a Radio Academy Award for his documentary work.

Danny has travelled widely, working as a presenter for the Travel Channel and also writing a monthly column for Ryanair’s inflight magazine. He has a special interest in things Scandinavian, via his Swedish wife, and has presented several documentaries on Sweden and Scandinavia. He currently writes and stars in his own Radio 4 semi-autobiographical sitcom The Cold Swedish Winter.

As a BAFTA and RTS award winning comedy writer and performer, he’s worked with such greats as Ronnie Barker, Dara O’Briain, Lenny Henry and Armando Iannucci and created hit shows including CBBC’s Young Dracula and BBC 2’s We Are History. Performing live, Danny’s stand up career began aged 15 in his hometown of Newcastle. He’s had great success at the Edinburgh festival, especially with his acclaimed DJ Danny shows.

Danny is passionate about music, the arts, football and travel. In the line of duty, he’s hung out with crazy gun-toting survivalists, gone ghost-hunting and UFO spotting, trained to be a cowboy, and come second in the UK Air Guitar Championship Final (he was cheated). He also bizarrely once had a Number 11 chart hit by accident – ask him about it when you see him…