Derek is a London based TV Presenter, Actor and Composer. Originally born in Scotland, he has lived in London for 19 years, achieving both Honours and Masters degrees in music. As a presenter, Derek has worked in the industry since 2003 and is nearly a daily fixture on national TV, with well over 15,000 hours of live television presentation experience to his name.
“Derek combines originality with consistently high quality. He has a great understanding of the project, and is extremely user-friendly!”
Michael Leggo – BBC Light Entertainment
From appearing as Co-Pilot “Jerry Smith” in the International TV docudrama “Air Crash Confidential 2018” (WMR/ZDF/Discovery/Channel 9 Australia), weatherman ‘Joe Randall’ in the BBC 2 comedy series Broken News alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Indira Varma, to playing an FBI Informant in “The Real Story of The Infiltrator” (ITV Studios Global Entertainment/WMR 2018), to working as a quiz and gameshow host on terrestrial channels FIVE, ITV 1 and STV (ITV 1 Scotland) for NetPlayTV, Quizcall & The Great Big Quiz – Derek has had a wide range of experience, and even has an encyclopedic knowledge of jewellery, which he puts to use presenting on Freeview based TJC (The Jewellery Channel).
Having worked alongside Gloria Hunniford, Anthony Worrall Thompson and Linda Barker and appearing in the publications OK! Magazine, Daily Express and Daily Star as an anchor presenter for Richard Desmond’s Daily Express TV venture, Derek also fronted the International Emmy Award winning internet project We-Dig.TV; a revolutionary site which gives players at home the chance to participate and interact in Deal or No Deal, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Blockbuster and other top game-shows, interacting with footage of the original hosts!
“Derek’s understanding of a clients needs, fast turnaround and innovative diverse style never misses the mark.”
Rebecca Hughes – Commercial Partnerships Controller, Channel FIVE
Live presentation is another string to his bow, presenting the 2018 Ideal Home Show Scotland at the SEC in Glasgow (with Phil Spencer, Rosemary Shrager, Amanda Lamb, Kunle Barker and more), and fronting the original 2010 Miss Great Britain London heat at West End nightclub “MAYA”. Derek also fronted the new Channel 4 Home strand sponsor Hillary’s Blinds “Hillary’s Experience Expo 2018” roadshow to thousands across the UK.
It isn’t just presenting and acting that are Derek’s loves however, he is also an accomplished composer having written music for many UK and international television projects. Derek’s company, Derek Gibbons NewMedia Ltd, has composed music for programming on Five, Five USA, Fiver, TJC, CNN, Zee TV India, UTV Ireland and more. As an accomplished pianist and producer from his own studio, Derek has written across a vast range of genres and also works as a professional audiovisual editor from his well equipped studio.