Giles Coren

International Presenter

He co-presented the first series of ‘The F-Word’ with Gordon Ramsay in 2005, hosted Five’s ‘Movie Lounge’ in 2006, and in the same year wrote and presented ‘Tax The Fat’, a controversial documentary for More4 which made him no friends in the fat community.

In 2013, Giles went from strength to strength, firstly presenting ‘Passover: Why Is This Night Different?’ for BBC1, where he explored the annual ritual meal undertaken by the Jewish community on Passover. He then finished the year in style, co-presenting ’12 Drinks of Christmas’ with Alexander Armstrong on BBC1 again.

In 2014, Coren ventured to North America. Firstly, he filmed Pressure Cooker for Canada’s W Network (since transferred to the US FYI Network) and followed that up with Million Dollar Critic for BBC America. The latter premiered on 22 January 2015 directly after Gordon Ramsay’s New Kitchen Nightmares and attracted a big audience to the slot.

In January 2015, the BBC announced two new series to be fronted by Coren, Back in Time for Dinner, the first episode being broadcast in March 2015 and Eat to Live Forever which was shown in March 2015. Both shows were a success with Back in Time for Dinner achieving a BAFTA nomination in the ‘Features’ category. Back in Time for Christmas followed as well as Back in Time for the Weekend. In 2016, Coren will film Back in Time for Brixton and Further Back in Time for Dinner.

In 2016, he fronted the one-off, critically acclaimed documentary My Failed Novel for Sky Arts. For the same channel he will co-host eight part series Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge alongside art historian Rose Balston.

In 2016, he presented 500 Questions, a 4-part primetime game show on ITV The series is taken from the US where it aired on ABC. Created by Mark Burnett it is “an intense battle of brainpower that will test even the smartest of contestants.