Neil Buchanan

Neil Buchanan(born 11 October 1961) is an English television presenter and musician best known for his work on the CITV programmeArt Attack, a television programme that he presented during its run from 1990 to 2007. He has also presentedFinders Keepers(1991–1996) andIt's a Mystery(1996–2000), and produced and appeared inZZZap!as Smart Arty (1993–1998).

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 Neil Buchanan's Early life

He attended Liverpool Institute High School, now the Paul McCartney -sponsored Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts .

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 Neil Buchanan's Career

Buchanan was in a heavy metal band called Marseille which formed in 1976. They were part of the new wave of British heavy metal scene. The band has released four albums and six singles, and have also provided backing vocals for Des'ree and Gary's Guitars.


, later renamed7T3.He had attended the original audition, having met theNo. 73producers when his band Marseille appeared on Southern Television 'sSaturday Banana. He did not become a regular until the third series ofNo. 73shown in 1983. After production ceased on 7T3 in 1988, he went on to presentMotormouth, another Saturday morning children's programme made by TVS alongside Gaby Roslin . Buchanan stayed withMotormouthuntil the show's cancellation in 1992.

Art Attackfrom its inception. In March 2000, Britt Allcroft , subsequently Gullane Entertainment , purchased the rights to the series from Buchanan in a £14 million transaction.

In 1991, he hosted the British version ofFinders Keepers, a room-raiding game show for both TVS and Scottish Television when TVS lost their licence to broadcast. He co-hosted the show with Diane Youdale , the formerGladiatorsstar, in its final series in 1996. He also presentedAnimal Crazywith co-host Jenny Powell for two series between 1994 and 1995 which was produced by the Media Merchants for Granada Television, andIt's a Mysteryalongside Sophie Aldred , from 1996 to 1999.

From 1995 to 1997, Buchanan presented the awards showThe CITV Awards, which gave viewers a chance to vote on who they think should win a CITV award.

Buchanan briefly appeared as a guest onCelebrity Juiceon 8 November 2012 during series 8 episode 11 , in which he discussed his leave fromArt Attackand his current activities, playing with his band.

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 Neil Buchanan's Personal life

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 Neil Buchanan's References

  1. "Meet Neil". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2007. 
  2. Robins, Jane (16 March 2000). "Sooty firm snaps up 'Art Attack'makers for £14m". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 6 May 2009. 

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