Grant first appeared on television talking about astrology in 1979, featured in Yorkshire Television programme Extraordinary presented by Valerie Pitts and Melvin Harris. He was the regular astrologer on Granada Television's Live from Two which ran from 1980-81. He is best known for his appearances on breakfast television joining BBC's Breakfast Time to present the Your Stars section from 1983-86. In 1986 he joined TV-am as resident astrologer appearing on Good Morning and After Nine until 1990. Later from 1992-95 he was a regular expert on This Morning with Richard and Judy offering astrological advice.
Grant has also taken the role of presenter on many shows, including Star Choice, a celebrity quiz show based on the zodiac. In 1991 he co-hosted with Miriam Stoppard episodes of daily show People Today and in 1994 Grant had his own six episode series, Russell Grant's All Star Show.
Following the launch of Channel 5, Russell Grant presented Wideworld, a series in which members of the public were encouraged to make historical records for future generations. He also directed and starred in Russell Grant's Postcards from 1998–2002, which was a collection of over 100 five minute travelogues produced by his own production company, Russell Grant's World Productions.
In 2003 Grant presented a series of eight programmes called Russell Grant's Sporting Scandals for ITV1 and in 2004 presented The Russell Grant Show for Sky One. On Bingo Night Live, in 2008, pre-recorded videos of Grant were shown, in which he gave opinion on the chances of winning based on his horoscope readings.
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