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Mark Speight
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Speight in 2007
Born
Mark Warwick Fordham Speight

(1965-08-06)6 August 1965
Seisdon, Staffordshire, England
Died 7 April 2008(2008-04-07) (aged 42)
Paddington, London, England
Education Tettenhall College
Regis School
Occupation Broadcaster
Years active 1994–2008
Employer BBC
Television SMart
SMarteenies
Scratchy & Co.
See It Saw It
Partner(s) Natasha Collins (2005–2008) (her death)
Parent(s) Oliver and Jacqueline Speight

Mark Warwick Fordham Speight (6 August 1965 – 7 April 2008) was an English television presenter and host of children's art programme SMart. Speight was born in Seisdon, Staffordshire and left school at 16 to become a cartoonist. He took a degree in commercial and graphic art and, while working in television set construction, heard of auditions for a new children's art programme. Speight was successful in his audition and became one of the first presenters of SMart, working on it for 14 years.

Speight was also a presenter on See It Saw It, where he met his future fiancée, actress and model Natasha Collins. He took part in live events, such as Rolf on Art and his own Speight of the Art workshops for children. He was involved in charity work; he became the president of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's Young Pavement Artists Competition, and was a spokesperson for ChildLine.

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