Richard Valentine

Richard is a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award winning multi camera director who has directed some of the biggest live TV events over the last few years including One Love Manchester, Sound of Music Live, Chime for Change, Live 8, The Olympic Torch Concert, Live Earth, FIFA 2010 World Cup Kick Off Concert, Help For Heroes Concert, Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Glasgow 2014, Dancing with the Stars Ireland, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice, The Royal Wedding, and The Diamond Jubilee. He has also directed music specials with U2, Harry Styles, Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Jamie Cullum and Tim Minchin, Take That, and Westlife.

Richard worked for the BBC and was the Entertainment Departments main director until he went freelance 15 years ago. He has worked in many countries including South Africa, Dubai, Russia, and Argentina, and over the years his vast range of shows have covered most genres including Music, Entertainment, Events and Comedy meaning he is very experienced and has an extremely diverse range of programming.