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Johnny Vaughan (born July 16, 1967) is an English writer and broadcaster. Vaughan has become well known as a television and radio personality and has also built a reputation as a film critic. He is currently the presenter of the Capital Breakfast with Johnny Vaughan on London radio station Capital Radio and also writes a weekly column in The Sun newspaper reviewing recent film releases. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films, individually and collectively. ... // In April of 2004 Johnny Vaughan became Chris Tarrant’s successor on the Capital Radio London Breakfast Show. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the British radio station. ... Look up sun in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...



Born Jonathan Randall Vaughan in Barnet, North London, he was educated privately at Uppingham School, Rutland. On graduation, a difficult teenage Vaughan worked as a video-shop assistant. High Barnet or Chipping Barnet is a town in the London Borough of Barnet. ... North London is that part of London which is north of the River Thames. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Uppingham School is a co-educational public school situated in the small town of Uppingham in Rutland, England. ... Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ...

In 1988, Vaughan was arrested for trying to sell £150,000 of cocaine to undercover policemen in Northampton. He was found guilty of being "concerned with the supply" of cocaine and sentenced to 4 years in prison, of which he served 2 years.[1][2] Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ...


On release from prison, Vaughan decided to turn his life around by developing a career in entertainment and media. His big break into television was on Channel 4 in 1993, when the public first saw his blend of quick-fire humour and impressions on the movie review show Moviewatch. This article is about the British television station. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Moviewatch was a film review television programme broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK. It ran from 1993 to 1997. ...

Channel4 producers decided he was a natural in front of the camera, and in light of ailing viewing figures he was chosen to front The Big Breakfast from 1997 until 2001, forming a successful partnership with former program weather girl and actress Denise van Outen form 1998. Van Outen's cheeky Essex Girl personality and sexy clothing played off well against the quick wit of Vaughan, and together they recovered audience figures to record levels.[3] In parallel with The Big Breakfast Vaughan presented another movie show, The Johnny Vaughan Film Show. Lockkeepers Cottages, in Old Ford Lock, used as the studio for The Big Breakfast The Big Breakfast was a British light entertainment television show shown on Channel 4 each weekday morning from 28 September 1992 until 29 March 2002. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Modern weather predictions aid in timely evacuations and potentially save lives and property damage Weather map of Europe, 10 December 1887 Weather forecasting is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Denise van Outen (born May 27, 1974) is an English television host and stage actress. ... Ace lace: a mini in broderie anglaise. ...

Van Outen left to pursue her acting career at the end of 1998, and the partnership with replacement glamour model Kelly Brook didn't work and audience figures dropped quickly. A succession of co-hostesses were tried including Liza Tarbuck and Amanda Byram, but by the time Van Outen returned in 2000[4] the show was unrevivable. When the show closed down in 2001,[5] Van Outen gave Vaughan a present of a set of AMG wheels for his Mercedes Benz SLK - commented on as "very Essex Girl" by Jeremy Clarkson when the pair appeared on the BBC's Top Gear program.[6] Glamour photography is the photographing of a model (usually female), in a way that is intended to be erotic, yet not pornographic. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Liza Tarbuck (born 21 November 1964, Liverpool, Lancashire,Uk) is an English actress and television presenter, and daughter of Jimmy Tarbuck. ... Amanda Byram, host of The Swan Amanda Byram (born 14 December 1973, in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish television personality. ... An early version of the AMG Emblem Mercedes-AMG is the tuning arm of the Mercedes-Benz car company. ... Mercedes-Benz (sometimes shortened to just Mercedes, Benz or Merc) is the worlds oldest German brand name of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks owned by Daimler AG (2007-Present), previously Daimler-Benz (1926-1998) and DaimlerChrysler (1998-2007). ... The Mercedes-Benz R170 is an automobile platform for sports cars produced since 1997. ... Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... The current format of Top Gear is a BAFTA[1] and Emmy Award-winning BBC television series about motor vehicles, mainly cars. ...

In 2001 he transferred to the BBC to present a late-night talk show, Johnny Vaughan Tonight in the same vein of American shows by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Viewing figures were not good, especially considering the wonders Vaughan had worked on The Big Breakfast, and commentators suggested that the format was not best suited to the free-wheeling Vaughan. A highly promoted BBC Two sitcom vehicle 'Orrible was even more poorly received by the critics, and - far from being the huge hit that was hoped - was not renewed for a second series or even repeated. In October 2003 he was made the first presenter of BBC Radio Five Live's Fighting Talk, a sport related show comedy show currently presented by Colin Murray. Further critical and audience television failure ensued, even when Vaughan tried a revival of his on screen relationship with Van Outen in 2004 in the BBC's Saturday night family show Passport to Paradise.[7] The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Orrible is a British television sitcom produced by the BBC. Broadcast in 2001, it was written by and starred Johnny Vaughan. ... BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... Fighting Talk is a topical sports show broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live during the English football season. ... Colin Murray (born March 10, 1977) is a BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Five Live DJ and television presenter from the Dundonald area of east Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...

In April 2004 he moved to radio and returned to the "zoo" format, when he replaced Chris Tarrant as the presenter of the Capital 95.8 breakfast show, and has since seen the listening figures for his show drop from over 1.3 million to 980,000 listeners, according to official Rajar statistics.[8] The show is now the third most popular in London, behind BBC Radio 4's Today programme and Radio 2's Wake Up To Wogan respectively.[9] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher John Tarrant OBE (born 10 October 1946, Reading, Berkshire) is an English radio broadcaster, television presenter and war lord, now best known for hosting the TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. // Tarrant was educated at the Kings School, Worcester (1960-4) where he excelled at... RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research Limited) was established in 1992 to operate a single audience measurement system for the radio industry in the United Kingdom. ... old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Today, sometimes referred to as the Today programme to avoid ambiguity, is BBC Radio 4s long-running early morning news and current affairs programme, which is now broadcast from 6am to 9am from Monday to Friday and from 7am to 9am on Saturdays. ... Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ...

Vaughan has also been heavily involved with telethon charity drives such as Children in Need, Comic Relief and Sport Relief. In 2004 the BBC ran "a search to find the nation's best-loved sitcom" with a format that aped that of the 100 Greatest Britons. One celebrity championed each of the top ten sitcoms, presenting an hour-long special on why their favourite was the best. Vaughan was the presenter of the segment on prison-based sitcom Porridge. Pudsey is the teddy bear logo of Children in Need, created by designer Joanna Ball and named after Balls home town, Pudsey, in West Yorkshire, England. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to fight poverty in the UK and Africa. ... // In 2002, the BBC conducted a vote to determine whom the general public considers the 100 greatest Britons of all time. ... Porridge was a British BBC television sitcom (1974–1977), written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale. ...

In 2005, Vaughan became the host of the American reality/game show My Kind of Town on ABC. The show was cancelled after four episodes. He was also featured in the 2005 film Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, playing an awards ceremony host. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... My Kind of Town is an ABC television show that premiered on Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 9:00 P.M. (EST). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...

Vaughan presented the controversial hoax "reality" show Space Cadets for Channel 4. A hoax is an attempt to trick an audience into believing that something false is real. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... Space Cadets was a British television program made by Zeppotron (a division of Endemol UK) for Channel 4. ... This article is about the British television station. ...

In June 2006, Vaughan appeared as a guest on TV Heaven, Telly Hell. TV Heaven, Telly Hell is a comedy television show on Channel 4, presented and produced by Sean Lock. ...

He was a team captain on the Channel 4 comedy panel show Best of the Worst that also features team captain David Mitchell (Peep Show), and chairman Alexander Armstrong. They and their guests celebrate the very best of the very bad, although the show appears not to have been renewed for a second series. This article is about the British television station. ... Best of the Worst is a British panel game, hosted on Channel 4 that started on 1 September 2006. ... David Mitchell (born 14 July 1974 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England[1]) is an English comedian, actor and writer. ... Alexander Armstrong is a British comedian. ...

In December 2006, he made a guest appearance on the BBC comedy panel game QI (Series D, Episode 10, "Divination"). For other uses, see Qi (disambiguation). ...

Personal life

Vaughan is an avid supporter of Chelsea FC. He is married to Antonia Davies; they met while he was working in a video store at age 19. They have 2 children, Tabitha born 2000 and Rafferty born 2003. Chelsea Football Club (also known as the Blues, previously also known as the Pensioners), founded in 1905, is a Premier League football team that plays at Stamford Bridge football ground in west London. ...

Vaughan is a big fan of cars and currently owns a Maserati 3200 GT. An avid supporter of Chelsea, he traveled to Sweden to see Chelsea win the European Cup Winners Cup in 1998, and spent the next day 14 May 1998, broadcasting live on The Big Breakfast with images and details of the big moments in the match, with input from his friends. A 1957 Maserati 200SI at the Scarsdale Concours Maserati Birdcage 1959 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe Maserati Sebring This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... With the 3200 GT in 1998 Maserati returned to its roots. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic league cups. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...

He has had thinning hair for a number of years, and on the television show Best of the Worst expressed jealousy of those with "long fly away locks." Best of the Worst was a show aired by Fox Broadcasting Company as a part of its 1991-92 schedule. ...


  • Vaughan's interview with Ian Burrell in The Independent, 13th April 2004
  1. ^ http://www.thelondonpaper.com/cs/Satellite/london/news/article/1157141999966?packedargs=aid%3D1157141999966%26suffix%3DArticleController
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/1304609.stm
  3. ^ Bio at BBC Joseph BBC.com - retrieved 11th August 2007
  4. ^ Van Outen's Breakfast return BBC News - 4 August, 2000
  5. ^ Breakfast over for Denise and Johnny BBC News - 12 January, 2001
  6. ^ "Top Gear" Series4, episode5 bbc.co.uk/topgear - retrieved 11th August 2007
  7. ^ Johnny and Denise lose Passport BBC News - 30 November, 2004
  8. ^ statistics broadcastnow.co.uk
  9. ^ broadcastnow.co.uk

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Preceded by
First presenter
BBC Radio Five Live
Fighting Talk Presenter

2003 - 2004
Succeeded by
Christian O'Connell

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Johnny Randall Vaughan (born July 16, 1966) is a British writer and broadcaster.
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Johnny was great, and at points had me laughing out loud but the playlist music is the same stuff we hear churned out all the time.
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