Matthew John Barrett is the second child of Malcolm and Jane Barrett. He was born 7 June 1992. He has older sister Sarah from 1990. He lives in Banbury, Oxfordshire. He is the boyfriend of Nicola Gray.
In 1996, when he was 4, he started Reception at Holy Trinity School Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
In 2003 when he was 11, he started Year 7 at Blessed George Napier Catholic School in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
In 2008 he toko his GCSEs with A*A*AAAAABBB in English language (B), English literature (A), Maths (A), Chemistry (A), Biology (A*), Physics (B), Geography (B), Design and Technology: Product Design (A), Business Studies (A*), Religious Education (A*).
In November 2009 he applied to University at Aston University for Optometry (AAB), Anglia Ruskin for Optometry (ABB), Plymouth for Optometry (AAB), Bradford for Optometry (AAB), Manchester for Optometry (no offer). He firmed Aston and put Anglia Ruskin as his insurance choice.
In 2010 he took A levels with Biology (A), Maths (B), Photography (B) and got accepted into his insurance choice, Anglia Ruskin.
In September 2010 he started university studying Optometry at Anglia Ruskin. In his first year, he lived in Peter Taylor House. In his second year, he moved into a flat with friends Benjamin Hopkins and John Churchill.
He graduated in 2013 with an upper second degree in Optometry from Anglia Ruskin.
In 2013, he started working as an optometrist in Banbury.
He met Nicola Gray in Oxford in October 2016. They started dating in November 2016.