Who is Charlie Brooker, who’s the Black Mirror creator’s wife Konnie Huq and what TV shows has he hosted?

CHARLIE Brooker, 46, is best known as the creator of award-winning television series Black Mirror.

The screenwriter and producer is also known for his presenting work. Read on to find out where he met his wife and which shows he has hosted.

Born in Reading, Berkshire in 1971 to a Quaker family, Charlie then grew up in a quiet Oxfordshire village.

He began his journalism career in the 1990s when he reviewed video games for PC Zone magazine.

Of that period he told Radio Times: "I used to get stoned all the time when I was in my 20s. It totally knackered my career. If you sit there playing Mario Kart and watching Police Camera Action for six years, it isn’t very productive.

"When you’re at a barbecue and someone says, ‘What do you do for a living?’ And you go, ‘I play computer games,’ you start thinking, ‘I have to get out if this.’”

Charlie got his big break when he was offered a job on The 11 o’Clock Show, a Channel 4 satirical sketch show.

At the same time he started being given work for The Guardian and began to write regular comment pieces for the paper.

He went on to write the 2001 series Brass Eye, 2005 sitcom Nathan Barley and 2008 series Dead Set.

From 2011 he has been behind the television series Black Mirror, and has received a number of awards for creating the show, including two Emmy Awards in September 2017.

Charlie met his current wife Konnie Huq, 42, in 2008 when she starred in a episode of her husband-to-be's Channel 4 series Screenwipe.

Konnie is well known in her own right, having been the longest-serving female Blue Peter presenter from 1997 to 2008 and is also a host of the Xtra Factor.

The couple married in 2010 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas after nine months of dating.

They have two children. In 2012 son Covey was born, and another son Huxley arrived in 2014.

Alongside writing and producing, he has presented a number of award-winning television shows for Channel 4 and the BBC.

These include Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, Newswipe with Charlie Brooker and Wipe With Charlie Brooker.

He also co-hosted 10 O'Clock Live with David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr and Lauren Laverne.

For his presenting work he has won a Royal Television Society award and has also been nominated for a BAFTA.

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5328455/charlie-brooker-black-mirror-konnie-huq/

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