Meet the Presenters

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What's Your Favourite?

  • Food Thai
  • Drink Whisky
  • Film The Exorcist
  • Music / Band Hip Hop and Electronica
  • Colour Blue
  • Word Wicked
  • Season Summer
  • Book Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig
  • Place in the World Maldives
  • Smell Tobacco &Vanilla - Tom Ford

Andy Love

"Well-travelled, well-read - but not a big head!"  

Andy was born in Scotland, not too long ago, and has since lived in Yorkshire, Manchester, Leicestershire, The South East and London. He is now settled in the Midlands.

After gaining a BA (Hons) at Loughborough University and a Postgraduate Diploma at London's Drama Studio, Andy took on various theatrical, television and commercial jobs.

An award-winning scriptwriter and editor, Andy's short film works have been shown all over the world, winning international film festival awards, and culminating in his first feature film – LAST PASSENGER – released in October 2013.

Andy is also an experienced stand-up comic, having toured on the National Student Comedy Network and performed at some of the top venues in the UK, including The Comedy Store in London and The Glee Club in Birmingham.

As a voice-over artist, Andy has voiced various different adverts and projects - including Channel 4's popular 'Coach Trip' series.

As a presenter on Ideal World for almost 10 years now, Andy has developed a style that is informative, but fun. He particularly enjoys technology, leisure, craft and kitchen shows.

Andy married co-presenter Loen in December 2004 and they are the proud owners of an Alaskan Malamute called Oban.

Outside work, Andy enjoys writing, travelling, going to the gym, dining out and reading. He is also a passionate fan and member of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Q & A:

What did you do before IW?
I presented on a couple of other channels and, prior to that, I worked for the BBC
Most embarrassing on-screen moment?
Plenty over the years - invariably involving technology – particularly audio! 
Tell us a secret
I am the youngest (male) presenter on the team
What's your idea of the perfect Sunday?
Fresh coffee and croissants in the morning, football in the afternoon and a barbecue in the evening
Which living person do you most admire and why?
Diego Maradona – Undeniably a God-given talent
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself and others?
Insecurity in myself; arrogance in others!
Aside from property, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?
My car
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
The LA Complex 
How would you like to be remembered?
My films
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Never expect anyone to take you seriously
Favourite IW/CC product?
Greased Lightning Showroom Shine 
Which phrase do you overuse?
"Wicked", "Awesome" and "Basically"
If you could travel back in time, which period would you visit?
Early 60s – to experience the cultural and social revolution that took place at the time
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