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John Scott is best known for the 10 years he spent being the cheeky and chirpy resident fashion expert on ITV's award winning flagship daytime show THIS MORNING. However, how he got there and how he stayed there is conundrum to anyone.
After training to be an English and Drama teacher at Bretton Hall College in Wakefield, John realised the class room was not his playground, he loved teaching the kids but hated the staff room. So against all the odds he applied and got into Wimbledon School of Art to do a course in Costume Interpretation, he had no idea what it was but it turned out to be the most rewarding couple of years of his life so far. He graduated with flying colours and went on to make gowns for the likes of Kiri Te Kanawa and principal dancers at the Royal Ballet before deciding he wanted to try regional theatre. He became a pattern cutter and later a costume supervisor in theatres such as Theatre Clwyd in Mold, York Theatre Royal, and the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, before hitting the West End with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
After a short stint as a production manager in a costume hire company, both here and in New York, John went freelance. He was the Costume Supervisor on TV shows such as Agatha Christie's Poirot and Cathryn Cooksons Black Candle. He then moved into the world of Hollywood films. Over the next few years had supervised such classics as Interview with a Vampire, Goldeneye, The World Is Not Enough, Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill, Tomorrow Never Dies, Tomb Raider, The Butcher Boy the list goes on...
He made his first appearance (which was supposed to be a one off) on This Morning in January 2000 talking about catalogue shopping and never really left.
John no longer works in films, he was regular face on This Morning covering all aspects of fashion and often went off to interview celebs, his At Home with Jackie Collins was a ratings winner and led to them becoming such good friends.
John spent 2 years as the fashion producer on the show.
He took a years break but...
He went back on the show putting his reputation on the line and presenting Celebrity Beat the Stylist which he loved. As well as being the frontman of many fashion and lifestyle stories (his film about having a colonic irrigation on air with Gloria Hunniford holding his hand was acclaimied as was his regression to a biblical camel herdsman was one of the funniest things seen on daytime TV!) he also helped to raise money for the ITV charities and dashed round the country doing make overs on deserving folk!
As well as This Morning John has been seen taking on Fern Britten in Ready Steady Cook Christmas special, his one man show "An Evenings Intercourse With John Scott" was a sell out success in London's West End, he spent his weekends for a year side kicking to Carol McGiffin and Jenni Éclair on LBC radio, he appears regularly on Big Brothers Big Mouth on E4, he is the voice of Scotsrail, he is the face of NEXT love yourself campaign, he writes for magazines such as Woman's Own and many of the Sunday supplements, he is renowned for winning Celebrity Weakest Link, advising on Tonight with Trevor MacDonald, covering the red carpet at most Celebrity Awards and reminiscing on Discomania. Abbamania, Queenmania and Madonnamania. And as a co host on Weddings Live! A 6 hour live wedding marathon for the Discovery Channel for 2 summers running.
He recently went on a nationwide tour with GHD the hair people and also took part in the Sunday Times Weekend of Style in Birmingham, his show Handbags and Gladrags was met with much acclaim and last year he returned from a hugely successful tour launching the new Volkswagon POLO through the medium of fashion.
John's adventures continue unabated. He is now the face of Rocks and Co sky 666 freeview channel 40.
He has his own chat show The Real Love Boat on Sky 284 premiering every Tuesday night at 9pm and repeated endlessly during the week!
And has so much in the pipeline that he is dying to tell you about but cant so make sure you WATCH THIS SPACE