Elle Osili-Wood is an award-winning television presenter, specialising in entertainment. A warm, joyful on-screen presence, Elle’s entertainment career has seen her named a BAFTA Breakthrough for her work at the BBC, and nominated for an ARIA as a presenter of Radio 4’s Front Row. In addition, her extensive career in video games, presenting for brands like PlayStation and Xbox, as well as hosting the BAFTA Games Awards, has seen her named “one of the most influential women in games” by Google.
With a career spanning more than a decade on screen, Elle has built a reputation for fun, uplifting content that engages and entertains audiences. Whether red carpet reporting for Netflix, delving into neuroscience for BBC Sounds, or surfing round the UK for social media, Elle brings her trademark enthusiasm and extensive knowledge to every role.
Described by BAFTA as “an industry go-to” for entertainment coverage, Elle is known for her incisive work as an interviewer – whether she’s hanging out backstage with Ralph Fiennes, unearthing scrapped scenes with the directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once, or persuading Elisabeth Moss to spill secrets about The Handmaid’s Tale. She’s a regular host of BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts show, Front Row, as well as a red carpet reporter for Netflix, BAFTA, and Channel 4. Elle was also chosen as part of the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Coronation, hosting the series The Coronation Collection on BBC Radio 2.
In addition, Elle’s extensive video games career, presenting for brands like PlayStation, Xbox, Ubisoft, and Pokémon, creating games documentaries and podcasts for the BBC, and hosting the prestigious BAFTA Games Awards, has seen her described as “one of the most recognisable faces in games.” Elle’s leading expertise in video games, and video game audiences, has seen her invited to speak to the UK Parliament and Oxford University, as well as provide consultancy on the video games industry for some of the world’s most valuable brands, including Adidas, McDonald’s, O2, and the BBC.
Whatever the topic, Elle is an expert in writing and presenting cultural content for mainstream audiences. From chairing pre-show panels for The Booker Prize to covering new albums for Radio 4, or hosting live opera and ballet broadcasts in thousands of cinemas around the world for the Royal Opera House, Elle is an engaging, entertaining guide to culture and entertainment.
Elle is also known for inspiring, thoughtful wellness content. Whether introducing online audiences to yoga and meditation, surfing round Cornwall for Amazon, or testing fitness trackers for Garmin, Elle is an inclusive, positive voice on physical and mental wellbeing. In addition, she’s a popular face for upbeat lifestyle content, like touring her favourite London spots with Ted Baker, showing off the ultimate beach life with Tourism Australia, or presenting fun football content for Adidas, interviewing players like Serge Gnabry, Lindsey Horan, and Son Heung-min.