Fred’s first notable on-screen role arrived in the form of BBC2 show Michel Roux’s Service, during which Fred co-hosted alongside the two-star Michelin chef. He went on to assume the roles of Maître D and Cupid in the hugely popular Channel 4 show, First Dates, culminating in a BAFTA Award for Best Reality and Constructed Factual show in 2016. Two years on, the series shows no sign of losing its edge, and 2018 and 2019 will see both First Dates and First Dates Hotel continue to make irresistible viewing out of some unlikely matches.
In 2017 Fred showed off his flair in food and drink, presenting The Ultimate Shopping List on Channel 4 with Michel Roux jnr and Jay Rayner. Fred continued this theme and furthered his prominence across primetime television with the commission of his own restaurant entrepreneur format, Million Pound Menu (BBC2), now into its second series. Late 2018 saw Fred team up alongside Gino D’Acampo and Gordon Ramsay in The Ultimate Road Trip (ITV1, 9pm), where the trio went head to head in a variety of hilarious challenges, each bidding to prove their homeland is superior to the others.