Matt has been a radio and television broadcaster for just over fifteen years, presenting on some of the UKs most popular shows like Nickelodeon, The Big Breakfast and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Although, he would readily admit that during those fifteen years he has also worked on some of the UK’s worst ever shows too!

For the last five years he has been getting up at 3.46am to host his own breakfast radio show. As a result of this he has perfected the art of being able to sleep almost anywhere. His wife and children are not amused by this, particularly when it’s in a restaurant.

Working on TV and radio has meant that Matt has done some really cool things. He has hung out with hundreds of the most famous people in the world from Will Smith and Victoria Beckham, to Iggy Pop and Kermit the frog. He has been strapped to the top of planes, driven huskies in the Arctic Circle, sat in a space shuttle and held snakes in the jungle. He was also once bitten by a dolphin, a moment that “changed everything”.

Matt has written three books about Compton Valance, a ten-year-old boy who accidentally creates his own time machine. The Most Powerful Boy In The Universe and The Time Travelling Sandwich Bites Back were published in 2014. The third instalment, Super F.A.R.Ts versus The Master Of Time will be published in the spring of 2015.

Matt currently writes his stories in a shed, in his garden, in Buckinghamshire.

Compton Valance: The Most Powerful Boy In The Universe

Compton Valance: The Most Powerful Boy In The Universe was published by Usborne in 2014. When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world’s first TIME MACHINE (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their efforts on perfecting a formula for the world’s first pair of custard trousers?

Compton Valance: The Time Travelling Sandwich Bites Back

Compton Valance: The Time Travelling Sandwich Bites Back was published by Usborne in 2014. Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he’s in big trouble! Because his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It’s up to Compton and his bungling mate Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really.

Compton Valance: Super F.A.R.Ts Versus The Master Of Time

Compton Valance: Super F.A.R.Ts Versus The Master Of Time will be published by Usborne in 2015.

 

I feel that the course exceeded my expectations. It’s totally worth doing.

- Matt Brown