1. Richard Paul Bacon is an English television and radio presenter, best known as a former host of Blue Peter.
2. Following Blue Peter, Bacon worked as a reporter or presenter on numerous television shows, including The Big Breakfast, and on radio stations including Capital FM and Xfm London.
3. He studied Business Studies with Electronics at Nottingham Trent University, but dropped out after a year.
4. In August 2005, the band The Magic Numbers walked out of Top of the Pops after Bacon made a remark that was widely thought to be about the body shape of members of the band; during rehearsals, he referred to the band as a “big, fat melting pot of talent”.
5. He has made several TV cameo appearances as “himself”, including Hotel Babylon in 2007 , the episode “Video Killed the Radio Star” of the TV series FM, an episode of The Thick of It both in 2009 and an episode of Psychoville in 2011.