Riyadh Khalaf


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Riyadh Khalaf is a seasoned presenter and YouTube content creator.

He is best known for fronting the ground-breaking BBC Three documentary series ‘Queer Britain’ which received both critical and public acclaim for it’s punchy exploration of the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community in the UK. The series has now been broadcast on BBC One.

Of Riyadh’s hosting, The Guardian writes: “Riyadh Khalaf, skilfully hides journalistic directness behind a chatty exterior as he meets and easily bonds with people living in extraordinary situations.”

Riyadh’s media career began at age 16 when Riyadh built his own pirate radio station in his bedroom and began broadcasting to his local town. Since then he has presented and produced award winning commercial radio in Ireland (SPIN 1038, SPIN South West, 98FM) and Australia (KIIS 1065, KIIS 1011) including his appearances as the entertainment reporter on the massive Kyle & Jackie O Show.  

He has also presented and produced stand-alone online content for MTV UK, The Guardian, RTÉ and Pride In London.

Riyadh’s YouTube channel has amassed almost 350,000 subscribers and more than 33 million overall views. His short-form videos showcasing his quick wit and Irish charm have made him an online favourite for young viewers all over the world.  His viral videos have been featured on BuzzFeed, MTV, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Channel 4, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, E! News, MailOnline, Upworthy, The Guardian and much more."