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Rick Edwards

Rick began his career on the standup circuit after graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. He now works as a journalist, presenter and screenwriter.

Rick has a keen interest in history and loves a bit of wild swimming - he has swum outdoors across the UK.

On television, Rick hosts BBC1’s smash daytime quiz show !mpossible which will be recording its fourth series in 2018. Amongst his other numerous presenting credits are: ITV2’s comedy roast Safeword, BBC Three’s live current affairs debate show Free Speech and Channel 4’s Paralympic Breakfast Show.

Rick hosts the podcast Science(ish) alongside Dr Michael Brooks which delves into the science behind popular films. The series proved such a hit that the duo were commissioned by Atlantic to write a book of the same name, Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind The Movies, which was published in October 2017 and ranked number 1 in the Physics, Cosmology and Humorous Essays Amazon charts for several weeks as well as achieving a position of 21 in the overall book charts. The podcast itself has topped the iTunes Science & Medicine chart.

Don't disturb freshwater mussels!

Rick Edwards & Dan Jones forge an Iron Age axe