Matt Bassett, Independent Living Coach

“Having had a catastrophic accident leaving me tetraplegic in 2011, I set out to never let my disability define who I am. I firmly believe that life doesn’t stop after injury , it ’s just the beginning. TV and Media have always been a passion of mine and as an extremely creative individual , I thrive on being in front of the camera ma king interesting and informative films for people to enjoy. I have an unquenchable desire to explore and break down the preconceptions of what it looks like to not only be a presenter but an adventurer. I am highly ambitious and dedicated. I pride myself o n having a positive attitude and consider myself to be organised, self – motivated, supportive, and collaborative. I have also been awarded The TrailBlazer Culture award 2021 within BBC Unscripted productions. I am also a co – presenter on Weatherman Walking on BBC ONE Wales and will be filming further episodes soon . Since my injury I have also given a few motivational talk s at Ignite and for an Occupational Health conference in Cardiff Bay.”