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Angela Scanlon
Born (1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 39)
Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Education Dublin Institute of Technology
Occupation TV presenter, journalist
Employer RTÉ, BBC
  • Oi Ginger!
  • The One Show
  • Robot Wars
Spouse(s) Roy Horgan (m. 2014)
Children 2

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 the documentary Oi Ginger! in 2014.

Since 2016, she has 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.

Early life

Angela Scanlon was born in Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland. Her father worked in construction and her mother worked in administration. She has three sisters. She attended school in Dunshaughlin, Meath. Scanlon then went on to study business at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). After graduating, she travelled for a period of time, including six months in New York (where she worked in an Irish pub), in Australia, and South East Asia. Scanlon planned to set up a fashion shop upon returning to Ireland.


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" for the Irish Independent's Weekend magazine. She has been featured in magazines including Vogue, Elle Japan, Sunday Times Style, Company and TWIN.

In 2001, 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". Scanlon was named as the "one to watch" by Vogue in 2013, and was cited in The Observer's regular Why We're Watching feature as the UK's new onscreen fashion queen. The Daily Telegraph also commended Scanlon's talents in Who's That Girl. In 2013, she fronted a campaign for Louis Vuitton.

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 as a reporter, and on The Love Clinic in 2012. In 2013 and 2014, she appeared on the popular The Saturday Night Show with host Brendan O'Connor.

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

Her first major documentary Oi Ginger! was broadcast in 2014. Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal 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.

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.

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.

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

In 2017, Scanlon was revealed as a Garnier ambassador, alongside Holly Willoughby and Davina McCall. She did not appear as part of the advertising campaign in 2018, leaving Willoughby and McCall to continue to work with the brand.

From 2018 to 2021, Scanlon hosted her own BBC Radio 2 show on Sunday mornings from 4 to 6am. Her final show aired on 25 April 2021. She covered for Sara Cox while Sara was covering for Chris Evans on The Radio 2 Breakfast Show on 11 and 15 to 18 October 2018.

On 16 April 2019, Scanlon started presenting a new 15-part TV series for BBC Two called Your Home Made Perfect, a home renovation series that pits the architects Laura-Jane Clark and Robert Jamison against each other to see who can come up with the best design for a problem home. Ground-breaking virtual reality technology and VFX are employed to showcase the two potential renovation solutions, with the couple finally choosing which design to proceed with. A second series was commissioned and broadcast from 9 October 2019.

In January 2022, Scanlon appeared on BBC1's The Wheel (game show) as a guest expert on redheads.

Personal life

She has been married to Roy Horgan since 2014; they have two daughters. They reside in North London.



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 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
2019— Your Home Made Perfect Presenter BBC Two
2020— The Noughties Presenter BBC Two
2021— Your Garden Made Perfect Presenter BBC Two
2021— Ask Me Anything Presenter RTÉ One
2021—July Alan Davies As Yet Untitled Guest Dave
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