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Sam Nixon was brought to our attention during the Pop Idol series of 2003.

Sam has been singing since the age of 6 and at 13 he formed a band, FareView, with some friends. He taught himself to play guitar and at 16 his band was recording tracks and performing local gigs. On winning a place in the final twelve of Pop Idol, Sam's wonderful voice and unique style quickly gained him an extensive and solid fanbase and made him a firm favourite on the show.

After finishing third in the competition, Sam teamed up with fellow runner up Mark Rhodes and the duo embarked on the Pop Idol Tour and had two hit singles, including a number one, before moving into TV presenting.

Sam has now established himself as an accomplished and popular children’s TV presenter, having begun his TV career co-presenting Top of the Pops Saturday in 2004, followed by Top of the Pops Reloaded in 2005, where his natural style, humour and cheeky charm proved very popular with guests and viewers alike. In 2006 Sam & Mark branched out to present two live TV shows, Level Up and TMi, the latter filling the all-important Saturday morning slot. The following years have seen Sam's career flourish as he and Mark have gone on to host a variety of successful shows for CBBC. In 2010 Sam & Mark took their first steps into adult television, joining the presenting team at ITV's This Morning and appearing on the summer series twice a week. After proving to be a hit with the This Morning team, they continue to make regular appearances on the show. 2010 also saw the much loved TMi return for a fifth and final series, renamed Sam & Mark's TMi Friday, and with a new timeslot on Friday evening on CBBC. The show enjoyed a great five year run and certainly went out with a bang. Copycats made a triumphant return in November as the most watched show on children's television, and a new series is set to be recorded this summer. March saw the boys host an exciting children's talent show to raise awareness for Comic Relief; Comic Relief Does Glee Club. Following auditions held in January, the show went live daily on BBC1 in the week leading up to Comic Relief night, with the live final going out on 18th March. For a complete history of all Sam & Mark's TV shows, please visit our career page.

Sam & Mark also host a weekly radio show that goes out live across the Midlands on Sundays from 11am - 1pm. The show airs on BRMB, Beacon, Mercia, Wyvern and Gem 106 radio stations - those not living in the coverage area can click on one of the links to listen online.

Although Sam's career is now firmly in TV and radio, as a talented singer and musician he continues to hold a deep love for music and has formed a band called Mason which is purely for enjoyment. Mason performed their first gig on 2nd June 2007 at the "burn down the disco" night at The Arches, a live music venue in Barnsley, and also headlined a local mini music festival at Darton, Barnsley a month later. They continue to perform local gigs as and when Sam's busy schedule allows. For more information about Mason, please visit their Myspace profile.

Aside from his all-round entertaining talent, Sam is a very affable young man and this site has pledged itself to support him all the way.


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