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Here's Where You've Seen Mr. Edwards, The Narrator Of The 'Courtship,' Before

Ms. Nicole Rémy's right-hand man on her journey toward romance on "The Courtship" is one Mr. Rick Edwards, who has an unusual background.

By Tara Bennett
The Courtship Narrator Rick Edwards

On the Regency-era dating show "The Courtship," it’s been delightful to watch Ms. Nicole Rémy ponder her who her true love might be with the help of her inner circle which includes her parents, sister, brother, and best friend. But let’s be real: Ms. Rémy's true wingman every week is the narrator of the series, Mr. Edwards. 

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Stream all of "The Courtship" Season 1 on Peacock.

As the very British gentleman narrating the weekly events each episode, Mr. Edwards functions as the master of ceremonies offering some pithy commentary about the unfolding mixers of the week. And he’s right there at Ms. Rémy’s side for the Farewell Dance ceremony that closes each episode. But just who is Mr. Edwards?

If you reside in the U.K., Mr. Edwards is known much less formally as Rick Edwards, a popular television show presenter and radio host. A Natural Sciences graduate from Pembroke College, Cambridge, Edwards still keeps a foot in that profession as the host of the "Science(ish)" podcast with Dr Michael Brooks where they talk about the plausible (and implausible) science in films. They’ve also written a book together called "Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind The Movies." In addition, he's co-hosted a History eco-miniseries called "River Hunters."

But what about that romantic side that put him on "The Courtship?" As it turns out, one of Edwards’ first TV gigs in 2011 was hosting the reality TV series "Tool Academy" where disappointed girlfriends would nominate their terrible boyfriends to attend a school that makes them far more worthy of their ladies — obviously a very good primer for his work on "The Courtship." And it doesn’t hurt that Edwards has firsthand experience with commitment as he’s married to Emer Kenny, an actress seen on Brit staple series such as "Eastenders" and "Father Brown."

Edwards’ prowess for keeping things moving also comes from his current gig as the co-host of the BBC Radio 5 "Live Breakfast Show" where he spends three hours daily gabbing with Rachel Burden about the British headlines of the day. If you can’t get enough of his dulcet voice, you can play hooky on "The Courtship" for a daily fix of Mr. Edwards. 

"The Courtship" airs Wednesdays at 11 p.m. ET on USA Network. Catch up now on USA Network.