Over the Christmas Period and in January, Josh has continued to clock up more hours on-air as talkRADIO’s resident Entertainment Correspondent. From discussing Home Alone 2 at Christmas, the biggest showbiz moments of the year, talking telly, to interviewing A-List stars, there is nothing on-air Josh won’t do!
Rebecca – directed by Ben Wheatley is one of the big Netflix movie releases of 2020. Starring the likes of Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas, the film has provided substantial distraction away from the day to day pressures of lockdown.
Lily James pulled out of several high profile media interviews news after the scandal with fellow actor Dominic West, including Graham Norton and The Today Show. However Josh still managed to bag an exclusive virtual interview with her for talkRADIO as well as several of the other big name stars of the film.
Once again Josh was invited by Netflix to interview the cast of ‘Sex Education’ to cover the release of the second season of the smash-hit show for talkRADIO and BANG Showbiz.
Josh had a lovely catch up with Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells and Kedar Williams-Stirling. Plus he also got to chat to newbies Patricia Allison & Tanya Reynolds – plenty of laughs were had!
After an incredible year which featured interviews with the likes of Keira Knightley, Samuel L. Jackson, Tessa Thompson, a viral interview with Bianca Del Rio, a chat with the Oscar winning Renée Zellweger for her award winning part in Judy, one on one interviews with the team behind 1917 and many red carpets, 2019 was a hard year to beat.
But Josh managed to kick off 2020 in STYLE! He started the year as talkRADIO’s official film correspondent across award season covering The Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for the third consecutive year, presenting entertainment news across the network with Julia Hartley Brewer, Mike Graham, Cristo Foufas and Darryl Morris.
But he also bagged a lot of exclusive interviews for major film releases with Hollywood royalty including Dame Kristen Scott-Thomas, Bill Nighy & Anya Taylor-Joy.
To finish off 2019, Josh blagged one of the first exclusive interviews for the smash hit film 1917 – with Sir Sam Mendes, George MacKay and Dean Charles-Chapman on talkRADIO, showing that he can truly spot a hit!
The film ended up taking home plenty of accolades at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the Academy Awards with the team being super in demand across the globe during award season.
More and more, Josh is becoming the go-to guy for exclusive interviews for Wireless. He got the chance to sit down with some of the cast and director of the smash hit film, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil for both talkRADIO as well as Paul Ross’ Extra Time on talkSPORT. But he doesn’t stop with film coverage as his passion for music also shines through. He also sat down with Danny Jones from McFly where they both laughed and reflected on profound topics. The interview aired on talkRADIO and was also picked up by BANG Showbiz.
For a huge talkRADIO exclusive, Josh spent the afternoon with Renée Zellweger to speak to her about her new role as legendary icon Judy Garland in her new movie: Judy. They spoke about her personal connection to the part, Judy’s connection to the LGBTQ plus community and the injustice about the last part of Judy’s life in length and in depth. They even had time for a selfie or two!
The Interview was played on various shows across the network and led in the Entertainment News bulletins for the stations. It was later picked up by the Mail Online.
Following Taylor Swifts claims that she will re-record her first 5 albums after November 2020 – following Scooter Braun’s purchase of Big Machine Records from Taylor’s former mentor Scott Borchetta – Josh reports on the music industry feud for BBC Outside Source which aired on the BBC News Channel in the UK and around the world.
He was later invited back on the programme to reports on the messaging behind Taylor Swift’s huge political statement the she made as she accepted the Video of The Year Award the MTV Video Music Awards 2019 (VMAs)
Josh was very proud to be the face of talkRADIO’s first ever online Multi-platform Showbiz column; The Showbiz Insider… starting off with Zac Efron & Lily Collins and continuing with George Clooney!
It’s an exciting project for Josh to launch, as he gets to show all sides of his personality. He injects wit and humour in writing, presents exclusive video coverage from some of the biggest red carpets and his on air item on The Late Late Early Early Show with Paul Ross received a refreshed sound. As his column develops he will be looking to do even more exclusive interviews.
You can find some of the column articles here:
Josh has been very busy covering some of the biggest Marvel, Pixar & Disney Releases of 2019.
For Captain Marvel, Josh bagged an exclusive (but very quick) interview with Samuel. L Jackson (for the second time) for The Late Late Early Early Show on talkRADIO where despite his characters apparent death in Avengers: Infinity War, Sam hinted he will play the character of Nick Fury in future films – he especially liked the gift of the new eye patch!
Josh has been busy attending premieres, fan events and presenting coverage of other soon to be classics such as Dumbo, Toy Story 4 & Avengers: Endgame where he has interviewed huge names such as Tom Hanks, Collin Farrell, Eva Green, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and more.
You can view some of his extensive work below: