Ian Douglas Wright
(born May 17, 1965, Suffolk, England
) is an English television host
. Wright was host of Pilot Productions' travel
/adventure television series Globe Trekker
(also called Pilot Guides
in Canada and the United States and originally broadcast as Lonely Planet
). He also hosted the short-lived program Ian Wright Live
, a show filmed before a live audience and featured discussions on various travel topics.
A seasoned international traveller, Wright is perhaps the most recognizable host of Globe Trekker
. He is known for his witty banter and amusing interactions with locals. For the past 7 years, he has hosted over 50 episodes of the program, including more extreme locations like Arctic Canada
, and Australian Outback . To date, Wright has won three U.S. Cable Ace
Awards for Best Magazine Host.
Wright now also stars in the cable channel Discovery Travel & Living
show VIP Weekends with Ian Wright
In 2008, Wright appeared in America the Wright Way
which aired on the Travel Channel
. In this series, Wright travels to American cities and does his usual bit of visiting interesting locations and interacting with locals.
In 2010, he presented "Eurovision Countdown" for the European Broadcasting Union
, previewing the songs that are to take part part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Before appearing on television, Wright ran a community centre with... Read More