Derek enjoys presenting live events, cover presenting the 2019 Ideal Home Show at Olympia, London and presenting the 2018 and 2019 Ideal Home Show main-stage in Scotland at the SEC in Glasgow (interviewing and working alongside a number of other Great British Speakers colleagues – Phil Spencer, Rosemary Shrager, Nick Knowles, David Domoney, John Amabile, Amanda Lamb, Kunle Barker and more).
At Infosec (London Olympia) Derek presented a highly technical IT security segment for cybersecurity company Varonis, and fronted the original Miss Great Britain London heat at West End nightclub “MAYA”.
Derek also toured with the new Channel 4 Home strand sponsor Hillary’s Blinds “Hillary’s Experience Expo 2018” roadshow – presenting to thousands across the UK.
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, playing an FBI Informant in “The Real Story of The Infiltrator” (ITV Studios Global Entertainment/WMR 2019), featuring as a nasty sounding pirate on a new 2020 Netflix series to working as a quiz and game-show 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 acting experience, and even has an excellent knowledge of gemstone 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 appeared in the publications OK! Magazine, Daily Express and Daily Star as an anchor presenter for Richard Desmond’s Daily Express TV venture, Derek also spearheaded 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.
It isn’t just presenting and acting that are Derek’s loves however, he is also an experienced composer and sound designer 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 a pianist and producer, he has written across a vast range of genres and also works as a professional audiovisual editor from his well-equipped studio.