Marcus Stead’s Biography

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Marcus Stead

Marcus Stead’s career has been interesting and varied to say the least!

By the age of 25, he had written biographies of champion jockey Frankie Dettori, Ireland and Lions rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll and controversial former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen. By the time Marcus was 30, the O’Driscoll book had topped the Amazon rugby charts on three separate occasions, and major updated versions of that and the Pietersen biography soon followed.

In radio, Marcus began his career at Icon Radio, the student station at the University of Liverpool, where he set up and headed the news department. The station’s head of music was the current Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Nick Grimshaw, though Marcus says you’ll have to wait for his autobiography to be published to find out what he thinks of him!

In the years since, Marcus has frequently been heard as a contributor (usually on sport-related matters) on radio stations including BBC Radio 5 Live, Talk Sport, LBC, and Swansea Sound.

In 2015 and 2016, Marcus worked as a sports reporter for Made in Cardiff TV, covering snooker, darts and American Football.

Since June 2011, he has written content for every monthly edition of Snooker Scene magazine.

Politics has played an important part in Marcus’s life since childhood. He has been a eurosceptic campaigner since the age of 13, and today he runs the pro-Brexit website Sovereignty UK.

Marcus also has a keen interest in consumer affairs and complaining effectively, and has appeared on TV and in newspapers in this capacity.

Property management is another of his interests, and he has written articles and runs seminars on helping flat owners remove disreputable management companies and replace them with owner-run right-to-manage companies.