Ugly Phil Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Hot30, Radio Career

Ugly Phil Biography

Ugly Phil is a radio host and DJ from the United Kingdom. He was known on-air as Phil O’Neil before acquiring the moniker Ugly Phil. Phil has been on multiple occasions on the Hot30 Countdown, Drive at Nova 969, and Evenings at Triple M.


How old is Ugly Phil? – Age

He is 59 years old as of 14 March 2022. He was born in 1963 in the United Kingdom. His real name is Ugly Phil O’Neil.

Ugly’ Phil married? – Wife

He was married to Jackie O (Jackie Last). On Triple M Adelaide, he co-hosted “Phil O’Neil’s Hot 30,” a nightly show with his now-ex-wife. Later, he was picked up by Fox FM, and he and his wife moved their successful show to Melbourne, where it was called the Hot 30 Countdown.

Ugly Phil Career

He aired “Phil O’Neil’s Hot 30” on Triple M Adelaide with his now ex-wife Jackie O (aka, Jackie Last) from 1993 to 1994. Later, he was picked up by Fox FM, and he and his wife moved their successful show to Melbourne, where it was called the Hot 30 Countdown. When the Austereo network chose to syndicate the show nationally, Phil and Jackie O relocated to Sydney, where it was carried locally on 2Day FM and nationally on Austereo’s Fox FM Melbourne, SAFM Adelaide, B105 Brisbane, NXFM Newcastle, and FM 104.7 Canberra radio stations.

Monday through Friday, between 7 and 10 p.m., The Hot 30 would air. However, on average, the show ran until 10.30 p.m., irritating the presenter of the following shift, who was well-liked by Phil’s audience. Between 1998 and 2000, “Ugly Phil” would make hoax calls to unwitting late-night shop employees at gas stations, convenience stores, and other random locations on the Hot 30. He would call and the first thing he would say was [“Who are you?… Who are you?”] or he would call and say [“You eat my dog… Why do you eat my dog”].

Ugly Phil Photo
Ugly Phil Photo

Phil worked at New FM in Newcastle prior to his Hot 30 days. He worked briefly in the United Kingdom for Kiss 100 after leaving Austereo, before returning to Australia to host a drive on the newly launched Nova 969 in Sydney. In the drive timeslot, Ugly Phil had the highest rating shift on Nova. Ugly Phil resigned from this job at the end of 2002, citing managerial issues as the reason.

In 2003, he moved to the Triple M network in the nights, dropping the ‘Ugly’ moniker in favor of The Phil O’Neil Show. Interviews, prizes, and lighter talkback were all part of the show, which was a first for the Triple M network. The experiment, however, failed, and Ugly Phil’s contract was not renewed at the end of 2003 due to declining ratings and another network reorganization. In 2004, it was reported that he would host the breakfast shift on Birmingham, England’s newly licensed Kerrang Radio 105.2, with the Ugly reintroduced to his name. Rachel New was a co-host on this show. Ugly Phil’s Breakfast has been discontinued since September 2007, and The Morning After, featuring Tim Shaw and Kate Lawler, has taken over the Breakfast shift. During the autumn of 2007, Phil could be heard stepping in for Alex Zane on London’s indie station XFM on weekends, which led to him hosting the weekday breakfast program between Christmas and New Year.

He returned to Australian airways in July 2008, delivering a nighttime show on Triple M Sydney. The show was assigned the 6 pm to 10 pm schedule when it premiered on this day. Ugly Phil – It’s A Rock Show is the name of the show. Phil and Sami Lukis anchored the Breakfast shift on Triple M Sydney on December 1, 2008, but the show was discontinued in June 2009. The Ugly Phil and Sami breakfast program did not return after a two-week non-ratings hiatus at the end of June 2009. O’Neil returned to the weekday evening time slot on June 30, 2009. Despite winning the ACRA award in October 2010, Austereo opted not to renew Ugly Phil’s contract for 2011 and transferred a new show called The Sweetest Plum to the nighttime slot on Triple M in Sydney and Melbourne.

In December 2010, 96fm Perth announced that starting in January 2011, Ugly Phil would co-host their breakfast show with Brad Fitzgerald. Ugly Phil joined Star 104.5FM on the Central Coast in October 2012 to work in the drive time. In 2014, Ugly Phil joined Triple M Brisbane, then moved on to Triple M Sydney in the mornings. Phil began hosting The Rubber Room on Triple M on October 12, 2015. Phil returns to the UK in 2019 to host the Fix Radio breakfast show.

Phil has been a guest presenter on Planet Rock’s lunchtime show since 2020. Phil returned to Australia in July 2020 and filled in on WSFM. Phil took over the weekday 9am-1pm position on WSFM permanently on November 23, 2020.

Ugly Phil Salary

He earns an annual salary of $1 million.

Ugly Phil Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.