Alex Verrey

Alex Verrey

Presenter – Biography

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Alex has presented more hours of technology based video game television than anyone else in the UK

Presenting:Voice Over, Commentary, Auto-Cue, Talk Back
Awards:STEVIE Award – Hewland International
In 1993 Alex Verrey headlined the Sky One show ‘Gamesworld’, appearing as larger than life cult hero ‘Big Boy Barry’. The show proved successful and was re-commissioned for a second series, and Alex Verrey was signed up for his own spin off show.

Launched in 1994, the spin off series ‘Barry’s Joypad’, performed second only to ‘The Simpsons’ as the highest rated show on Sky One. Alex was invited to attend the ‘Stevie Awards’ hosted by Chris Tarrant, and received the prestigious statuette for the category of ‘Best Gameshow’.

The following year, Alex starred in a second series of his own spin off, this time entitled ‘Barry TV’. Joined by his co-host David Walliams (of ‘Little Britain’ fame), the format gave him ample opportunity to display his ad-libbing and interviewing skills.

Soon after, Alex was hired by ITV to present a new live interactive game show by the name of ‘T.I.G.S’ (Totally Interactive Game Show). Joined by co-host Gail Porter, T.I.G.S was the most ambitious attempt at live and interactive broadcasting yet attempted and was viewed as a great success.

Now well known for youth and technology based presenting, Alex was chosen to launch a show for the brand new satellite channel ‘.TV’ (The Computer Channel). Known simply as ‘The Barry Show’, this new production tapped in to my established ‘Big Boy Barry’ persona, and ran nightly for a staggering run of two years!

His success continued with presenting jobs on Sky One’s music show ‘The Hit Mix’, and appearing in promotional films for the BBC.

Alex later returned to Sky One, to co-host a new daily production of ‘Gamesworld’. His career began to broaden, turning to various projects including promotional films for O2 and a music video for ‘The Pretenders’.
Meeting with bosses at Carlton Television, he pitched a concept of a weekly video game series to be produced and presented by Alex, which was then commissioned for the channel Carlton Kids. Leading from the success of his Carlton Kids presenting, later that year Alex started work on the Childrens ITV show ‘Mad for It!’, creating and performing a madcap character by the name of ‘Pie Boy’. His role in the show rapidly expanded, allowing him to appear in the outside broadcasts, as well as in the live studio.

In the same year, Alex was courted by Channel Five to appear in a documentary charting the success of his former co-hosts Matt Lucas and David Walliams. The show ‘Little Britain: A Showbiz Marriage’ proved a ratings winner and he was pleased to furnish the producers with many anecdotes of working alongside the talented Mr Walliams, footage of which can be found on his showreel page.

Recently Alex has combined his presenting skills with his extensive knowledge of video games, technology, and product demonstration abilities, turning his hand to corporate speaking. Working for one of the world’s largest manufacturer of video game hardware, he has travelled the world and presented live to thousands of industry professionals and media outlets, appearing on network TV and website media worldwide, demonstrating product and supporting the company’s brand. Alex has appeared on dozens of industry leading websites, including the Sony ‘PlayStation Home’ service offering ‘video demonstrations’ and interviews to support the company’s product range.

A simple Youtube search will unveil dozens of said videos!

Alex firmly believes that his career has only just begun despite being blessed with so much experience and exciting opportunities to date. He looks forward to taking the next steps in what has already been an exhilarating, breathless and sometimes surreal adventure.